2019 Year in Review

2019 was a BIG year for us. We merged our team here in Israel with our new parent company, LeverageIT, to create a GLOBAL WORKFORCE We expanded our core competencies to include: To design and develop beautiful, engaging, complex yet simplified web experiences that users WANT to engage with To become an on-demand tech team […]

What the theme? A detailed look into custom versus out of the box solutions

I recently participated in a WordPress experts panel, which allowed members of the community to ask us technical questions as well as to get our opinions on common practices. A lot of the questions that came in revolved around themes and page builders. Here at illuminea, we have spent years curating our approach to development, and here […]

WordPress e-comm unlocked

Some potentially exciting news popped up on my newsfeed today courtesy of WPMayor. BigCommerce has emerged with a WordPress integration that would allow you to power your e-commerce store within your WordPress site while still relying on the BigCommerce backend to manage your sales. For as long as I can remember, I have relied on 2 […]

illuminea is acquired by LeverageIT

We are thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of illuminea by LeverageIT, a Toronto-based digital agency. As many of you are aware, Miriam Schwab founded and built illuminea in 2005 to become one of the leading WordPress agencies in Israel. A self-taught coder who fell in love with WordPress, Miriam built herself up to become […]

Wake Up You Lazy Schlub!

Please excuse the title of this blog post. It’s actually directed at yours truly. Recently I’ve been experiencing difficulty focusing, and a definite decrease in motivation. It happens to the best of us – go to work every day, do yo’ thing, and come home. It gets monotonous, even in the framework of an exciting, […]

Join us at WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: the official WordPress conference in Israel!

I know it’s been used before, but I find it hilarious. I love bad jokes. Okay, here goes:   How many WordPress developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?   Answer: None! There’s a plugin for that.   (In my mind…BWAHAAHAHAHA!! Almost as good as freshly squeezed orange Jews.)   WordCamp Jerusalem 2013 is […]

Vote for the SEOmoz MozCation 2012 Meetup in Jerusalem!

MozCation 2012 in Jerusalem SEOmoz is one of the biggest SEO community hubs on the web and they are trying to find the best location for their next 2 meetups, or what they’ve dubbed a MozCation. We really want them to come to Jerusalem! We put together a list of 11 reasons why SEOmoz should shlep to […]

Watch illuminea’s Web Trends Roundup for March 2012

Recently, we launched a new monthly lecture series to present the most important web trends for marketing professionals. Please join us at our next free WEBINAR “Latest Web Trends in 1 Hour” on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10am.  Signup and details here. At the March 2012 Web Trends Webinar, Miriam Schwab, the Friendly CEO of illuminea, spoke […]