[Video] It’s broke: how do I fix it? Debugging your code in WordPress

Back in April I gave a talk at WPNYC about debugging. Enjoy!

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It’s broke: how do I fix it? Debugging your code in WordPress

I had the great honor of speaking at WPNYC this past week. I promised to publish my slides. I also wrote a post about the Tools of the Trade slides.

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Debugging your code in WordPress: Tools of the Trade

As this is going live I am currently giving a talk at @WPNYC the WordPress New York Meetup group. There are two slides I skimmed over due to lack of time, but they are an essential part of the talk. In order to fulfill my promise to provide the complete story I am publishing this post with the full story. Warning, this blogpost is a bit of a braindump. It is intended as notes to use to explore further.

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Watch the video of my WordCampNYC talk!

WordPress: YOUR World, YOUR Data Watch it on WordPress.tv The slides

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Example #2: How WordPress Assets Manager Replaced Our Sharefile

Two weeks ago I spoke at WordCamp NYC and demonstrated various ways you can augment your site by replacing or just importing various services you use. I brought three examples, last week I wrote about the first, Twitter. The second service on the chopping block was ShareFile. At the company I work at we were using ShareFile, which is a perfectly good tool. However due to the nature of file-sharing, and since we work with banks who are notorious for their ridiculous firewall/email filter settings, the ShareFile links were getting flagged.

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Example #1: Augmenting Ozh’s Twitter Archiver

Last week I spoke at WordCamp NYC and demonstrated various ways you can augment your site by replacing or just importing various services you use. The first service on the chopping block was Twitter. “I’m not about to delete my account, but wouldn’t I wouldn’t want to lose the thousands of witticisms I’ve tweeted over the years, if it shut down. Also, can _you _search your Twitter history? I can.

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Introducing WordPress SiteHacks

Or, How to leverage WordPress to do cool stuff to your site I gave at talk at WordCamp NYC this month, so I thought I’d explore some of the ideas I touched upon in blog form. WORDPRESS, YOUR WORLD, YOUR DATA Too many companies provide social services for “free,” quite literally banking on your data. WordPress is unique in that it charges (quite minimally) for the services it provides, and YOU own YOUR data.

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WordPress: Your World, YOUR Data – Slides

I’ll be giving at talk at WordCamp NYC tomorrow, here are the slides for anyone who would like to follow along. I’ll be posting more notes and links later this week. Some links: “If you’re not paying for it…” “trust no one with your business success“ “software is the oil“ Ozh’ Tweet Archiver Things every developer should know Other data My Twitter Feed backed up CSV importer for Ozh Twitter Archiver Assets Press WordPress Traverse Digital IFTTT If Tag Then Post Places I’ve been feed

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WPNYC: Typography – What You Should Not Do

I had the privilege of giving at talk on typography at the New York WordPress Meetup. The video has been posted to WordPress.tv, I hope you enjoy! Note: This talk’s focus is on choosing fonts, not typesetting. There are some mis-uses of quotes and dashes here. Mostly due to bad habits developed as a result of their incompatibility with code.

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Typography, how to choose fonts for your site – WPNYC

In this talk I covered what you should consider, and avoid, when choosing fonts for your site. Note: There are captions below the slides when it is in slideshow mode. For expedience, I resisted the temptation to mess with the caption styling. **Also note: **This talk’s focus is on choosing fonts, not typesetting. There are some mis-uses of quotes and dashes here. Mostly due to bad habits developed as a result of their incompatibility with code.

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