WordPress hooks and GDPR


We are super pleased to have Anthony Hartnell, who works at Atomic Smash, share his knowledge on a key component of WordPress code: the humble hook. Also sharing his knowledge, is Michael Bush who will share his approach to GDPR. You're bound to learn a thing or two and we hope to see you there!

1. An introduction to WordPress hooks: actions and filters
by Anthony Hartnell

Anthony will be lifting the lid on Wordpress and demonstrating how a theme is structured using actions and filters. These are very powerful, but often misunderstood features of Wordpress that allow anyone to add custom code at specific events giving complete control over any theme.

We'll be looking at:

* How actions and filters work
* How to write an action or filter by following the WordPress Codex
* Examples of actions and filters
* How to apply this to the TwentySeventeen theme in a live coding demonstration.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Twitter: @assemblrTech


2. My experiences with GDPR
by Michael Bush

Michael will be sharing the steps he has taken to implement GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation which came into force on May 25th 2018. It is the most important data protection reform in the last twenty years. He’ll be sharing lessons learned along the way and resources to help others in their journey. This session is intended to provide ideas and inspiration about GDPR implementation.

Please note that this session is NOT able to provide legal advice on your specific implementation. You are likely to hear a variety of opinions and examples from others, but it is up to you to ensure that your implementation is correct and you may need to seek legal advice to ensure this. Neither Michael nor the Bristol WordPress group can take responsibility for your implementation of GDPR.

Michael is a senior full stack web and software developer with 16 years experience.

Level: Intermediate, it will help if you come with some idea of what GDPR is before hand - https://www.eugdpr.org/


Please arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers who will help you get your name badge and get settled in. We aim to start the talks at around 7pm so there's plenty of time to meet our other members, get a drink and have a graze from the buffet we provide thanks to our generous sponsors.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Speak to one of the organisers wearing a red name badge before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around 9.15pm (ish).

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGy9lM_wC_w/