Meagan Hanes is the Creative Architect of Love Digimedia, an Ottawa-based online presence solutions company specializing in WordPress for small businesses, solopreneurs, and artists. With over a decade of digital design experience, Love combines technical knowledge with business expertise to produce fantastic long-term digital solutions.
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Meagan will be giving a talk titled The ABCs of HTML.
What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?
The improved Media Manager! Content is so important in a successful website. Having an easy-to-use media manager makes it easy to find, manage, insert, and delete user-uploaded content, leading to more healthy and successful long-term WordPress installations!
Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?
I was very inspired by WordCamp Ottawa to give back to the WordPress community, and found the first opportunity for me to do so!
What is your talk going to be about?
My talk is about one the coding language that powers the internet, HTML. Instead of a heavy and dry lecture, my talk is focused on the key HTML tags you need to know to master the WordPress Editor. If you’ve ever had a post not look right upon publishing, it’s often because of a simple HTML tag. My talk will help you develop the confidence to understand these tags and accomplish common blogging tasks like inserting links, pictures, and basic formatting – no headache required!
What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?
I want people to walk away confident that HTML is not as scary as they once thought, and encouraged to learn more!
Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?
So many people it’s hard to list!
What new feature would you like to see in the future?
I would like to see more structure/exportability/compatibility around Custom Post Types. Right now we are heading into data locking territory, not good!