Thoughts, updates, news and gossip from behind the doors of GetMeCooking.
Last Thursday we attended MK Geek Night #7, along with around 150 other people. This is a quarterly event based in our hometown of Milton Keynes. There were 2 main talks (about 25 minutes each), 3 other talks (around 5 minutes each) and then anyone could go up and give a 1 minute presenation.
So I did a 1 minute presentation, telling the story of how we built a really good recipe site, but found it...
We have just released new versions of both our free and premium editions of our recipe plugin for WordPress.
- Added validation to ensure that the username entered in...
For those of you with Windows 8 or above, you can now pin this website to your start menu, for a shortcut to great tasting recipes!
- Open full screen Internet Explorer (that's the big blue IE from the Start screen, not the one on your desktop)
- Visit http://www.getmecooking.com
- Click the Star to favourite the site, then the Pin to Pin it as a Live Tile
- Before you finally pin the site, you can click the...
As described in my article ‘User Registration, Log in and OpenID’ (written in September 2009), we removed the ability to log onto this website via e-mail and replaced it with OpenID authentication. The main reasons for doing this were speed, simplicity and security.
When OpenID came out, website owners were quick to embrace it and it is widely used by...
Twitter allows developers to choose from 7 formats, how tweets should appear in Twitter streams.
The formats are:
- Summary Card: Default card, including a title, description, thumbnail, and Twitter account attribution
- Summary Card with Large Image: Similar to a Summary Card, but offers...
You may have noticed that we have totally changed the design of our home page – again. I say ‘again’ because it has actually gone through many iterations over the past 7 years, this just happens to have been a major redesign.
I blogged about our last major redesign last November. Since then, the home page has looked like this:
A huge thanks from us to Al Onkka who has created a 10 minute video demo of our recipe plugin for WordPress!
The measurements aren't exact, we've rounded them off to be more suitable and easier to read.
We have also included this in our recipe plugin for WordPress, so it's there when you want to add recipes to your site and you want to give measurements in imperial, metric and USA...
One of the most requested features for our recipe plugin for WordPress is a rating system, that visitors to blogs can use to rate recipes; but people don't really think (or at least they don't tell us) 'why' they want it.
We have thought long and hard (well actually, only for about 8 seconds) and have decided against it.
You see, we only want to include features into our...
If you have the Premium version of our recipe plugin for WordPress, please check the e-mail we sent you last night for information on the latest version (1.1.2) and how to install it.
In this release of the plugin, we have added:
Language support for Danish and German
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