Updates and Information
Walnut Chocolate Cinnamon Rye Sourdough (see the formula here)
Hello everyone! How is The Baking Network working out for you?
Problems and Issues
I’ve had some real issues with Paypal IPN protocol communicating with the site, so I had to update everyone’s subscription information by hand. A few members got cancelled by paypal for an unknown reason. Those members contacted me and I reinstated their membership. At this time, it seems as if everything (with Paypal) is fixed. Since the original information did not load properly though, there might be an issue when it’s time to renew your subscription, if that happens just let me know and we’ll work it out.
For those reading this who are not members, you don’t have to be a member to take the online courses: The Baking Network Academy You also can join the newsletter to receive updates, follow the blog and the guide to Make Your Own Starter and also view the Instagram Feed page. If you are interested in joining The Baking Network please visit the Register page or see the Begin Here page for more information.
Spam and Spoof
I still have a problem with emails that are sent to you being marked spam or spoof and ending up in your spam folder or giving you a warning. It’s not true, they are not spam or spoof, but it will take me some work to get the issue fixed so Google recognizes the emails as legitimate and not spam/spoof. One of my sons is doing the developer side of things and he has been really busy at works pulling 11 hour days so hasn’t had a lot of time to work on the issues.
Some issues I’ve been working on:
- I fixed the issue of having emails sent to you constantly whenever anyone posts. You can select with each post whether to receive notices or not and then if you get annoyed by the notices, at the bottom of each forum, it will show you the posts you are subscribed to and you can unsubscribe without having to go look them all up.
- Now that we are talking about looking things up, I also added a search button to the forums, so it’s easier for you to find subjects that are relevant to you.
- The members galleries will still be available to upload photos so you can use the url to post the images in your forum posts and of course have in your own personal gallery.
- I’ve added an Instagram Feed at the request of one of the members, I think its a wonderful idea.
- The log in button is now fixed (although I am still changing it out on some of the pages).
If you wish to add your photos(you must be a member of this site) to the Instagram Feed page, you need to do two things:
- Send me a message with your Instagram User name
- Use at least one of these hashtags: #TBN #tbn #sourdough #bread #baking.
I set the Instagram plugin so that once you are added, you just need to use one of the hashtags to have the images show up in the feed. It won’t show anyone’s feed, just members that I input into the plugin. It also won’t show your personal images because it will have to have one of the hashtags to show. So try it out and see if your photo shows up!
Formulas!!! and a CONTEST
Please post in the Formula Forum, it’s looking bare! You can post your own formulas or you can post links to your favorite online formulas as long as you remember to give credit to the owner. With permission, you can share other baker’s formulas too. Always give credit and even inspiration credit, it’s nice to share the love. I think it would be fun to have a contest so how about every member who adds at least five formulas (fully written out with photo of finished baked item) to the Formula Forum will receive a free coupon for one of my online baking courses? November 15th is the deadline to get in on this contest.
Where are the Instructors??
I have many instructor bakers lined up to share their expertise, formulas, workshops and courses. Some of the courses will be paid, others will be freely shared. A few of the bakers are working on their content, others are busy right now but plan on jumping in as soon as they can. I also have some authors lined up to do some blog posts on many various topics concerning baking and issues connected to baking. I also hope to get some of the companies to post on their products with maybe demos and discounts.
Thank you and Launch date!
So many of you have helped out and I wish to thank you, especially for your patience! I appreciate you letting me know when something’s not working, looks odd, needs improving and your suggestions. Please continue to do so as it is not only helpful but makes the site better for everyone. It’s coming along! It’s looking good (at least I think so!) and I am hoping to launch mid November (I’m shooting for Nov 22nd).
Those of you who are professional or advanced home bakers, if you wish to do a blog post (become an author of this site) or want to add to the Skills section, please contact me.
If you have any feedback use the comments section below.
Happy Baking Everyone!