Intro to Hooks: Actions and Filters

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1644 Platt St · Denver, CO

How to find us

We will be on the lower level of the building in classroom 2. Sign in at the main entrance, and take the elevator down to the bottom floor.

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Meetup Schedule

• 6:00 - 6:15: Arrive

• 6:15 - 6:30: General Meetup Updates & Speaker Introduction

• 6:30 - 7:15: Presentation

• 7:15 - 8:00: Session Q&A / General Questions

For this month's meetup, Jared Cobb from alley interactive will be doing a talk on WordPress hooks.


Intro to Hooks: Actions and Filters

Hooks: Actions and Filters Part 1 - Beginner’s Guide (20 minutes) When you’re getting ready to jump into WordPress development, two of the first concepts you’ll want to understand are Actions and Filters. These are the entry points that allow you to “hook” your own code into WordPress core, themes, and plugins. We’ll take a tour at a basic level, we’ll see some code, and we’ll use plain english to explain how these systems work.

Hooks: Actions and Filters Part 2 - Tips, Tricks, Next Steps (20 minutes) In part two we’ll build upon some foundational knowledge. We’ll take a look at some more advanced techniques, talk about pitfalls you’ll encounter, and discuss some best practices. The code will get a little more complex (but not overwhelming). Finally we’ll talk about where you can go from here: customize your theme, build your own plugin, and contribute to WordPress core!


About Our Speaker

Jared is a Principal Software Developer at Alley Interactive, a digital agency for publishers. He has 18 years of experience in software development and has been working with WordPress since 2009.


The monthly WordPress Developers Meetup has moved to Galvanize!

We have officially moved the WordPress Developers Meetup to the Galvanize Platte Campus! We would like to thanks our gracious host and sponsor, Galvanize (, for providing this space for us to hold our meetup.

The venue is located on Platte between 16th, and 17th. If you are driving, you should be able to get some street parking, or there is a public garage next door that you can park at for about $5.


If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see at future meetups, or would like to give a talk about a particular topic, leave a comment on the meetup, or feel free to DM me!