Presented at WordCamp San Francisco 2014, this is an abridged version of a talk I've given at past WordCamps. For more, see https://ethitter.com/2014/10/from-url-to-query-wcsf-2014/.
"Ever wonder what process WordPress undertakes when someone visits your site? Or how it translates that nice permalink to the database query that ultimately delivers the content your visitors requested? Or what it takes to load the appropriate template from your site’s theme?
In this talk, I’ll walk through WordPress’ loading process and shed some light on the various APIs used. I’ll also discuss how these APIs work together to make the software function."