Speakers: Meagan Hanes

  • Meagan Hanes: WP Site Management - Keeping Your Creation Happy, Healthy and Secure

    Meagan Hanes: WP Site Management – Keeping Your Creation Happy, Healthy and Secure

    WordCamp Hamilton 2016Speaker: Meagan Hanes

    June 17, 2016 — You’ve designed it, you’ve built it, you’ve launched your new website – job done, right?

    Nope – your adventure has only begun!

    In this session we’ll review what “website security” really means, why it matters, and how exactly to implement basic security best practices such as:

    – Controlling user access to your site,

    – Using (and managing) strong passwords,

    – Applying updates to Core and Plugins,

    – Installing and configuring security plugins,

    – & How to back up your site easily, effectively, and automatically!

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  • Meagan Hanes: Speed Up Your Site!

    Meagan Hanes: Speed Up Your Site!

    WordCamp Montréal 2015Speaker: Meagan Hanes

    September 16, 2015 — Did you know the average user will wait only 2-3 seconds waiting for a webpage to load before abandoning it forever? Having a fast website is critical to its success. How do you ensure your site loads fast and reliably, to all kinds of users around the world? In this presentation we’ll discuss seven strategies for increasing your WordPress site’s speed. Covering caching, content delivery networks, image optimization, file optimization, database cleaning, and hosting and theme choices, you’re guaranteed to leave this presentation with concrete next steps for improving your site’s performance.

    Most of these strategies can be accomplished through plugins!

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  • Meagan Hanes: To the Word and Beyond! Extending WordPress Past a Simple Blog

    Meagan Hanes: To the Word and Beyond! Extending WordPress Past a Simple Blog

    WordCamp Montréal 2014Speaker: Meagan Hanes

    May 28, 2015 — This presentation looks at novel and unique ways to use WordPress beyond a simple blog or website by using BuddyPress, bbPress, and P2. Ever think of using WordPress to manage a project, be a private communication board, or even have a forum? We’ll cover these and more uses that truly push WordPress to its limits.

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  • Meagan Hanes: The ABCs Of HTML

    Meagan Hanes: The ABCs Of HTML

    WordCamp Montréal 2013Speaker: Meagan Hanes

    March 22, 2014 — HTML is one of the core languages of the Internet. You don’t HAVE to know HTML to build and maintain a WordPress website – but knowing the basic tags gives you more control over the content, presentation, and impact of your message. This presentation covers the basic HTML tags commonly used in WordPress. You’ll learn how to insert a link, format text size/style/position, load an image, and more, all through the WordPress HTML editor.

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