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The Golden Road

The Golden Road

It’s a beautiful frosty morning so I couldn’t resist the urge to take a couple of shots of this driveway up to Blarney Castle. You may even recognise it from the WordPress theme Twenty Ten. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/25s

Monotone: WordPress Photoblog Theme

Monotone is a pretty cool photoblog theme for WordPress that’s been around for a few months now. Unfortunately it was only available on WordPress.com, and through the Automattic Subversion repository as reported by Jeff on Weblog Tools Collection. Noel Jackson, the author of the theme, recently revealed that Monotone is now available as a .zip […]

Beat my WordPress cache

If I may be so bold as to break from the regular programming of photography stuff here, you may know I’m also a WordPress.com developer and heading up development of WordPress MU. Yes, I wear lots of hats. Yesterday I released a new WordPress plugin called, WP Super Cache. It’s pretty super as it’s name […]

Ooops, someone noticed the Technorati rank

Justin added this site to his Technorati list of Irish blogs and was a little shocked at what he saw. Damien noticed too Actually, I don’t get many hits from blogs despite the inflated numbers on that list. It seems nobody is curious to know who that “Donncha” chap is. In the latest release of […]

Live from WordCamp 2007

Live from WordCamp 2007 Here we are once again, blogging live from WordCamp 2007 in San Francisco. There’s Matt setting up the projector screen, Barry sorting through some notes and Michael Adams in the baseball cap. Check out my WordCamp 2007 set on Flickr for more photos from the weekend. Shot handheld at ISO 800 […]

Most popular photos of June 2007

The most popular photos of June 2007 The Lady’s Red Boots was unsurprisingly the most popular of the photos I posted in June. I guess the combination of red boots and grey and dull background grabbed a lot of attention! Orange stripes and white clouds. I love leading lines, I love clouds. It was a […]

Credit’s due when it’s due

I have just installed the hotlink builder plugin for WordPress. It provides a basic level of protection for the images on your blog from leechers visitors who come via Google and MSN looking for images. At least some of them are going to right-click on an image to use it in their own blogs, sites […]

11 SEO tips for your photoblog

Richard Hearne offered some great tips for making Irish photoblog mcawilliams.com more visible on the search engines and they’re very good general search engine optimization tips that can be applied to any website. He has grouped his tips into the following categories: Site Architecture On-Page Optimisation Off-site Optimisation Richard’s post is well worth reading, even […]

My dream photoblog theme

The blog will have two displays: compact and full. Compact format: on the front page of the blog it shall display one primary photo on the left hand side of the browser with description, permalink and a comments link. On the right shall be a dozen thumbnails from previous posts. Above and below the image […]

FAlbum, WordPress Flickr Plugin

I decided to get FAlbum working again. You can now view my photos in a more navigable format than this blog allows because it uses Flickr thumbnails. It even shows the tags I use, and that I misspelled irishblogs.. Does anyone know how to mass-delete a tag from lots of photos? Oops.