Simanek, Daniel

Daniel Simanek


Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE)

2018 Session

Title: The Struggle is Real: Developing WordPress plugins
Writing WordPress plugins can be painful, especially when you consider that not only does your plugin need to fit within WordPress’s often arbitrary constraints, but it also needs to play nice with an entire ecosystem of potentially conflicting plugins. Plus, on top of all of that, you need to be able to maintain your plugin going forward.
In this session, we’ll do a deep dive into one plugin and examine how it dances around these obstacles, and yet still provides a useful functionality.


Systems Administrator and WordPress Developer, with 25+ WordPress themes/plugins to his credit, and 10+ years of experience in campus IT.