There’s a Function for That: Doing More for Less with Core Functions

For my talk, I plan to curate a plethora of interesting, obscure and powerful WordPress functions to give them the attention and love that they need. Drawing from my experience with complex WordPress projects, I would introduce developers to incredible WordPress functions that they never knew existed. Need a function to pull a list of values from an object by key name? Yep! There’s a function for that (wp_list_pluck)! WordPress Core has had so many brilliant developers contribute to it. Part of those contributions have led to an extensive catalog of powerful functions that are waiting to make developer’s lives easier. In my talk, I hope to shed light on these functions to make developer’s work more agile, allow developers to do things the “WordPress way,” and help contribute to the cannon of poetic code in the world.