Featured Speaker: Jordan Quintal

Jordan Quintal is a 15 year web development veteran. He has been developing with WordPress for over 6 years now and will continue to advocate WordPress as a premium content management system solution.

In 2007, Jordan founded The Genius Web Media, which currently specializes in WordPress development and “”responsive”” technologies. The Genius Web Media has developed custom Themes and Plugins, and everything in between. Jordan has attended many WordCamps across North America and has presented at several across Ontario.

Presentation: WP-Admin for Beginners

My presentation will be a crash-course on the WordPress Administrative Area. To start, I will demonstrate how to access, and login to WP-Admin. From there, I will briefly summarize the Dashboard and what it can be used for. Then, I will quickly touch on the Media section, the Links section, the Comments section, the Tools section, and the Users section. Next, I will explain in detail and go through the Settings section and demonstrate how to update certain settings. Moving on, I will explain in detail and show a demonstration on how the Posts and Pages sections work. From there, I will explain and demonstrate how to operate the Appearance section and sub-sections. Lastly, I will explain and demonstrate how to manage the Plugins section.

What do you want people to learn from your presentation?

I would really hope that at the end pf my presentation, novice users will feel comfortable and confident to go on their own and explore the powers of WordPress and become more familiar with it in general.

What attracted you to WordPress in the first place?

I started using WordPress back in 2007. I liked the fact that you could manage a blog or website quite easily. As WordPress evolved, I became more attracted to it because of its versatility and flexibility.

What are you most looking forward to at WordCamp Toronto?

Personally, I love WordCamp because it gives advocates and enthusiasts the chance to meet and network with like-minded individuals. I truly the opportunity to learn new things and interact with new people.

Why did you decide to speak?

After attending several WordCamps I felt comfortable enough to submit speaker presentations.

I have been running a successful web development business for 5 years now and the kind of exposure these events bring are valuable and totally worth volunteering my time.
I enjoy educating, communicating, and advocating WordPress to friends and peers.

What is your favourite plugin or theme, and why?

Right now, i would have to say my favorite WordPress plugin is ManageWP. This tool allows me to manage and backup multiple WordPress websites in one interface; truly a time saver!