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Miriam is the friendly CEO of illuminea, a WordPress design and development agency. Miriam is a huge fan of WordPress and has been using it for over five years now. In addition, Miriam and her team have been organizing the local Israeli WordCamp conferences for the past few years.

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My 2010 New Year resolution: to say thank you to WordPress

| January 4, 2010 | 3 Comments
Generally, the only thing a new Gregorian year (there are other calendars out there too, you know) means to me is that I must remember to write 2010 on checks. But since I’ve been reading so many New Year’s posts on other blogs, it got me thinking about what I have to say as ... View Post

The importance of the wp_footer(); plugin API hook

| November 12, 2009 | 4 Comments
About a week ago I wrote a post about a new WordPress plugin released by Semantinet called Headup. When Semantinet first asked me to install the plugin, it actually didn’t work. They looked into it and realized that the reason for this is that WordPress Garage doesn’t have the wp_footer ... View Post

Headup Semantic WordPress plugin automatically adds rich content to your blog

| October 26, 2009 | 3 Comments
A new WordPress plugin called Headup was released about a week ago by SemantiNet, a startup dedicated to developing Semantic Web technologies and platforms. The plugin works on top of the company’s existing technology, and automatically adds rich content to terms that appear in your blog posts. I installed ... View Post

New WordPress mailing list for asking and answering WordPress development questions

| July 21, 2009 | 4 Comments
Where can you go if you have questions about developing and managing a WordPress site? Well, we all know about the WordPress Forums, which can be a useful resource for getting experts and WordPress staff to answer your questions. However, not everybody is a fan of the forum format - including me. ... View Post

WordCamp Israel 2008 part 2: my presentations on WordPress.com and Social Media

| November 21, 2008 | 9 Comments
As you may have seen, Rebecca already wrote up a great review of Sunday's 2nd WordCamp Israel event. I was privileged to present two short presentations at the event, which I have finally uploaded for all to see. Note that the images and titles of plugins or sites are ... View Post

Is there an alternative to Feedburner?

| October 30, 2008 | 30 Comments
We all use Feedburner to track our RSS subscribers. It's not just to feed that egotistical need to know how many people are hanging onto our every word, but the number of RSS feed subscribers you have is an important metric for indicating the success (or failure) of your blog. It seems ... View Post

Revolution themes enters next evolution

| October 30, 2008 | 0 Comments
You've probably heard the news, but I'm going to join the echo chamber anyways: Brian Gardner has taken his "Revolution" into a new Open Source evolution over at Revolution Two. Now he has ... View Post

New CSS for aligning images, block elements and captions

| August 19, 2008 | 15 Comments
I was recently working on a WordPress site, and I just couldn't get my images to left-align with the text so that the text would wrap around it. It was wrapping in the text editor in the admin, but on the front end the image stuck out of the top of the text. Rebecca, our ... View Post

WordPress 2.7 heavily based on existing plugins

| August 4, 2008 | 22 Comments
Weblog Tools Collection has published an overview of the features in store for us in WordPress 2.7. As I was reading the list, I noticed that many of them them are based on existing popular plugins, like the Google Sitemaps Generator, ... View Post

WordPress for iphone released, and other WordPress news

| July 24, 2008 | 2 Comments
There have been a few developments in the wonderful world of WordPress over the last little while. Let's take a look:
  • WordPress 2.6 was released. Nuff said.
  • WordPress for iPhone app released. This would be exciting news, BUT I'VE NEVER TOUCHED AN IPHONE IN MY LIFE
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