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New plugin: Zillow, Walk Score, more

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Great news for those of you who are building your Web sites in WordPress: Zillow has announced the release of the new Local Market Explorer WP Plugin. The LME plugin, which was built by Jonathan Mabe and Andrew Mattie, developers with Diverse Solutions, automatically creates rich pages on your blog that incorporate data from Zillow, Education.com, Flickr, Walk Score and Yelp. Zillow has set up some test pages here: Los AngelesSan DiegoSeattle You can download the plugin immediately from the WordPress plugin directory. A couple of key notes: You'll need separate API (application programming interface) keys for each of the data sources but you can turn on or off which sources you want to incorporate. Also, the plugin does not let create hyperlocal pages (at either a neighborhood or ZIP code level) so you must keep all of your pages at the city level, for now. Zillow promises future versions that will address these issues. But regardless, this is an instant, dead simple w...