Tag: php

Upgrade PCRE from 7.8 to 8.x on CentOS 6

A WordPress plugin required PCRE 8.x for it to work. The following instructions were taken from the source cited below and worked flawlessly. The step below determined the version of PCRE and whether there was PHP support for it. To install the newer version of PCRE create a link to the repository. Yum update Check the version Restart Apache Downgrade...Read More »

PHP 5.3.3 with IIS7.5 on Windows 7

In previous versions of Windows with IIS installed, the installation of PHP could be difficult. Instructions were inconsistant and there were too many variables that could have gone wrong. The installation woes of IIS seem to be a thing of the past. In one rare instance, using an article, titled Installing PHP on Windows 7, that was found in a…

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Can’t access PHP IIS7 via IP Address – RESOLVED

There are a few good articles as to how to install PHP on a Microsoft Windows Vista 64 bit edition. One of which is titled Vista 64 – IIS 7 – PHP x64. However, once installed, you may encounter the ability to access the website via localhost or with 127.0.0.1, however, not via the IP address of the computer. After…

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PHP 5.3.2 with IIS6 and FastCGI Installation Guide – Updated

There are many articles on the web that detail the installation of PHP on IIS6. Older, dated articles use the ISAPI that is no longer under development nor packaged with the more current versions of PHP. When an article describes the the installation of FastCGI for PHP and IIS, it is generally assumed that you have a working installation of…

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WordPress Tip: Add modified dates to posts

On more than one occassion, I have read through an article that seamed relevant until I realized that the date of the article maybe years old. In many cases, the authors have made changes to the article, but the reader really isn’t sure about the content of the article because of the age, so they simply pass over the article,…

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BigDump for large MySQL Databases

BigDump performs a staggered import of large and very large MySQL dumps similar to those of the phpMyAdmin 2.x dumps into a new or an existing MySQL database. Other reasons for using this script is if in the even access to the server shell is not possible or for what ever the reason the import fails using phpMyAdmin due to…

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GZip files with .htaccess and PHP that works with WordPress

Lately, I have been burning through bandwidth. I had thought that I have enabled all possible tweaks until I discovered that there is an additional work-a-round that will use gzip compression for PHP, CSS, and JS files. While there are more simplified solutions for use, WordPress installations create additional obstacles that this code addresses well. The results may be measured…

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The purpose of the wp_head code in WordPress

It has been asked by many as to the purpose of the code that is added to the header of many modern WordPress themes. This code is to reside just above the of the header. There is very little detail in the reference to this this code online only it’s usage and placement within WordPress. I recently encountered a theme…

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