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Talk: Getting Started with WP-CLI

Do you work with or maintain WordPress sites and wonder if there's an easier way to keep things updated? Are you looking for a way to automate a site setup, turning a five minute install into a 5 second install? (Well, at least less than 5 minutes). Are you bogged down by repetitive tasks that you think, "Ugh, OMG!!!, I wish there was a script I could run that would take care of this for me.” Let's dig into WP-CLI (the WordPress Command Line Interface) together and see how it can help us get a little more "fun" out of functions, some extra "dates" out of updates (ok, maybe not that... but maybe !not that, if you know what I mean), a little more "me" time from themes and plugins.


Short Talk: More Secure API Requests with WordPress Helper Functions

Making API requests with JavaScript is something web developers do everyday. API services often require you to keep API keys out of the browser or route your requests through a server to secure the request. These requirements are meant to keep the API secure and not overloaded with hijacked requests. We will look at a workflow in WordPress that will route a request through the server and return the information to the browser without a page refresh. This workflow is particularly useful if you want or need to keep your API keys secret or out of the browser client, and make requests from a server and not the browser.


Nate Finch

Nate Finch (@n8finch)


Nate has been building websites for individuals, non-profits, embassies, and businesses for about 5 years now. He builds on WordPress, so he and his clients can easily manage and update the sites. He loves web development because it's the perfect mix of problem solving, building, and life-long learning. Nate is an avid learner and has made a habit of collecting masters degrees. He's also been to six continents (not Antarctica yet!), lived on four, speaks Spanish, and is varying degrees of conversational in a couple other languages. Family, friends, food, coffee, and cooking are his favorite activities outside of work. He now lives in Wisconsin with his wonderful wife and daughter.