My WordPress Poem

by Barbara Feldman July 18, 2011

As a few of you probably know, my flagship site Surfnetkids.com began in 1996, back in the early days of the Internet. Over the years, I progressed from writing HTML code in a text editor, to writing HTML code in an HTML editor (my fav was Homesite), to using Movable Type as a content management system (aka a CMS). Within the last few years, however, I began moving some sites (including this one) to WordPress, and now all my new sites are being created in […]

Which WordPress Theme Do I Recommend?

by Barbara Feldman February 22, 2011

Are you a WordPress fan? I am. Over the last twelve months, I have built more than forty sites with WordPress (including this one.) Along the way, I learned a lot about getting things done with WordPress. A few days ago a friend asked me which premium WordPress theme/framework I recommended, and I decided to publish my answer here, in case anyone else finds it useful. Drumroll please, the answer is: Thesis! I don’t think I would have made the big jump from Movable Type […]

Gravatar, Identicon, Wavatar

by Barbara Feldman September 29, 2010

A few years ago I added Gravatar icons to my blog, those cool little pictures (or avatars) that are associated with your email address. Whenever you comment on a Gravatar-enabled blog, your little thumbnail picture will display. These are BIG in the “blogging world.” In fact, when I went to WordCamp LA earlier this month, they printed my head shot on my badge. It took me a second or two to realize …. ah! It’s my Gravatar! Now, as cool as Gravatars may be in […]

From Movable Type To WordPress

by Barbara Feldman September 20, 2010

Do you like my new blog look? This journey started months ago when I decided that my blog needed a redesign. Like any nagging thought slipping in and out of one’s consciousness, it just festered until suddenly last Sunday night, after watching two episodes of Mad Men, I did a trial run-though of moving my blog out of Movable Type and into WordPress. Let me back up a bit here. I have NOT become a WordPress groupie who believes only in WordPress. I still have […]