Category: WordPress

Today I added WPTouch plugin on my Blog, a popular iPhone theme for wordpress. It was just 2 minutes of job to make my site in this amazing theme. Following are some screen captures of my blog in iPhone now.

Recently I got questions from my friends and some readers on How to create Image galleries in WordPress like in My blog.

Here is the simple steps on how to do it.
1. Install ‘Picasa Image Express for WordPress’ plug-in – download from plugin site. Only limitation of this plugin is, it cannot show the unlisted albums from picassa.

2. Install ‘Light box Plus’ plug-in from http://www.23systems.net/plugins/lightbox-plus/. You can do more interesting stuff with this.

Some of my configuration you can see from following screens

Facebook Developer Garage Dubai logo

Facebook Developer garage logo

I was there at Facebook Developer Garage Dubai event yesterday. It was at Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village. Lot of facebook developers and marketing personalities came to attend. We all got event T-shirts, Tea and light refreshments.

There is 3 main sections. The first section was from Facebookster , a leading social media developers. They showed how a facebook application can really make money in huge margins. They explained how to make applications successfully and to market them to get more users on it. It was really interesting, when they show how games can be used to publicize your brand on Facebook. as example they shown the Mafia Wars game on Facebook. Virtual money, viral loop, funnel design, viral hooks these are some of the topics they discussed. The statistics about the money gained by certain applications and the way “value of an application” related to users on it, etc amazed us.

Second section was from Flip Media . Shuja Shabandri explained the Flip’s success stories in Facebook application developments, Facebook and social media integration inside Flip’s CMS etc. He talked how to develop Facebook applications, and platforms to use. The fun part was the live demonstration of a “Portfolio” Facebook application development. After setting up demo hostings and creating the application settings in the Facebook, he opened the text editor and typed the code to show us how to create a real Facebook application quickly as a WordPress extension.

Third section was from Microsoft. Anton Delsink, Developer Tools Specialist Microsoft, talked on “Microsoft & Facebook – better together”. He shown the Microsoft technologies like Silverlight, Photosynth etc. Explained how Silverlight can be used for Facebook applications with .NET technologies. He talked about VisualSage, Popfly etc. Popfly seems somethings like Yahoo Pipes, but only for Facebook with Silverlight. On his talk he always remembered about the new Microsoft technologies like Windows 7 desktop zooming, new .NET IDE, SQL server, virtalization etc etc, and it explained how Microsoft is trying to get some users for them anyhow on these technologies. During his conversation he showed Facebook application for Windows mobile. There was no one in the attenders who seen it or used it.

Here is some pictures

Shuja Shabandri, Flip Media on FB Garage Dubai

Shuja Shabandri, Flip Media on FB Garage Dubai

Facebook developer Garage Dubai

Facebook developer Garage Dubai - Microsoft

Facebook developer Garage Dubai

Facebook developer Garage Dubai- indroduction IQPC

Facebook developer garage dubai

Facebook developer garage dubai-Flip Media

Facebook developer garage dubai

Facebook developer garage dubai-Anton Delsink

Facebook developer garage dubai

Facebook developer garage dubai- Facebookster

Facebook Developer garage Dubai - Audiance

Facebook Developer garage Dubai - Audience



Finally after more than one year, I updated my blog. Unfortunately may be due to  a lazy digital life style, I forgot my blog for a while :)

I started thinking about updating my blog after  Shuja posted his long awaited blog post entry, struggling to blog.

When Ambarish started his blog, he asked me some help on setting up. He linked my blog on his blog. This also gave me more strength to update my blog.

From Flip Trivandrum most the guys started blogging. And Muhammed shameer blogged about the Flip Trivandrum bloggers. All started twittering, and Saifudeen said twitter is for lazy bloggers.  All these new happenings  made me update my blog again for new start.

Updates

  1. Blog theme is updated with the iBlog theme by Andrew Powers and Pagelines Design, inspired by Apple – also in these days I switched to mac from Linux, will update about this in upcomming posts :) .
  2. Edited the theme to make it work with my Open id authentication – my blog URL is my Open ID. Added my “photoblog” page back in, by a small hack
  3. Added plugin  All in One SEO Pack .
  4. Added Lightbox Plus plugin to make my old lightbox stuffs work.- There exists lot of amazing alternatives for lightbox these days will updates with similar one later.

Since my wordpress installation was a bit older some existing plugins made problems while updating to latest. With wordpress plugin autoinstall features everything went very easy.

It is cool song about WordPress by Devin Reams. Check it out. Hear it once, the lines are memorialized. Cool !.

Download as MP3 format.

lyrics of WordPress Song.

Welcome to my story bout my, CMS
It’s an awesome piece of software, it’s called WordPress
It manages my blog, it makes it look real nice
I installed in in 5 minutes, this things slicker than ice
All I had to do, was click on Next
Within seconds I was running, no room to get vexed

It’s called WordPress
It’s my CMS
It’s the best thing to hit the web since porn
The code is open, the source is free
It’s available for people, just like you and me

Once I picked my title and wrote a description,
I clicked on manage, I needed to do so me fixin’
I deleted Hello World, got rid of first comment, too
I clicked on View Site and all I saw was plain blue
I moved to Presentation, there were some nice looking themes
But none fit my style, none screamed Devin Reams

Chorus

After I tweaked the code and played with CSS
I installed myself some plugins, I was real impressed
They organized my archives, they helped me tag, too
Then I installed a spam blocker not a single one came through
I added movie ratings and book ratings as well
Now when people visit me they’ll know that Crank was hell

Chorus

So I made an about page, it got me a stalker
I was thrilled and excited, I wanted to to talk to her
She said she knew my hometown, what I looked like, too
It was mentioned that she loved guys with eyes that were blue
I didn’t mind the attention, decided it was time she had met me
Little did I know, some people named their boys Leslie

Chorus

Now you might be thinking, he plays piano real good
I wish it were true, I sure wish I could
Instead I wrote the lyrics to this nerdy tune,
It was GarageBand provided ballad piano number 2

Chorus x2