The Launch of Pink Cake Box University

It’s been a while since I launched a new website, and it’s amazing how fast technology has been changing over the past several years. I originally started experimenting in the web arena back in 1997 when it was standard to use the “table tag” for all your layout purposes. As the shift moved to DIV

Facebook Marketing & WordPress

Jeff Ente from Who’s Blogging What, wrote a post on Mashable about the new Facebook Fan Pages iframe capabilities. He was completely on mark – this is a SIGNIFICANT enhancement that has HUGE potential for marketing on Facebook. One of the things I spoke about in Social Media Marketing for Dummies was the power of

Diagnosing and Fixing Web Performance Problems

As Pink Cake Box has grown over the years, we’ve had to focus more time on optimizing site performance. In aggregate, we receive over 1/2 million unique visitors a month with over 2 million pageviews per month. We’ve also taken the non-traditional approach of allowing other sites to link directly to our images. In combination,

How to integrate WordPress Search with your Facebook Application

So a few weeks ago we released a facebook book application called Pink Cake Box Guiltless Treats for sending cakes to your facebook friends. We’ve since expanded the application to integrate with wordpress search. Our facebook app now has access to over 1200+ cakes and is automatically updated whenever we post new cakes. I’m proud

Send a cake via Facebook

I’m happy to introduce my newest project – a facebook application for sending cakes/cupcakes to your facebook friends. What’s cool about this application is the tight integration with wordpress that enabled me to to expand it to almost our entire portfolio of online cakes. I was able to tie the facebook API with the wordpress

SweetTweet – Send a cake via Twitter

Today we released a new Twitter application on Pink Cake Box’s wedding blog. The application is called SweetTweet and lets you send birthday cakes and cupcakes via Twitter. With a lot help from a fantastic photo slider tutorial from Jesse Janzer, we created a slick photo viewer to allow users to easily select a cake

WP-PHPList – adding additional fields

Ron has put together a code example explaining how to add additional fields to the PHPList plugin. Thanks Ron!

WordPress 2.7 Upgrade

Upgraded our Wedding Cake blog over the weekend to wordpress 2.7. This is by far one of the best upgrades I’ve gone through with the product. The new interface is fantastic – kudos to the interface development lead Jane Wells for taking the interface to the next level. After a few minutes in the new

Great wordpress plugin resource

I have a great appreciation for wordpress plugin developers. Having released a few simple plugins myself, I understand the time it takes to develop and test a quality plugin. On top of that, devoting time to support the plugin and keep it up-to-date as wordpress rapidly evolves is another effort in itself. That’s why I

Upgrade to WordPress 2.6.1

I’ve been delaying the upgrade of our wedding cake blog to 2.6 because I wasn’t thrilled with the post revision option. However, there is an easy way to turn it off without having to edit any configuration files. With this plugin, I can also turn off the autosave feature which often leads to multiple drafts