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MySQL 5.5.11 Installation Debugging – Step Three


There’s no shortage of problems when trying to do something simple, especially when we’re pirating into new territory. This is a compilation of commands that you can use in order to debug your MySQL problems. I hope that these help. FYI: I found this nice reference manual while stumbling around google. MySQL Reference for OS… Read more

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MySQL 5.5.11 Installation Tutorial – Step Two


If you haven’t backed up your system yet, then head back to step one: Backing up MySQL Alright, this second step assumes that you have a server thats not running MySQL. I’m using Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and installing MySQL 5.5.11. If you run into any problems, go ahead and post the problem in the… Read more

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MySQL 5.5.11 Installation Tutorial – Step One


An application that I’m looking to install has set MySQL 5.5+ as an installation requirement. This tutorial has spawned out of three days of attempting to get MySQL upgraded from 5.1 to 5.5. Since this was the best tutorial that I was able to find (http://www.ovaistariq.net/490/a-step-by-step-guide-to-upgrading-to-mysql-5-5/), I’ll give Ovais Tariq a plug here. Although the… Read more

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WordPress Pagination


WOW! I’ve been having a pain in the ass time getting pagination to work on WordPress. First off, I don’t want to use wp-pagenavi or some other plugin. I hate plugins, I would rather have my plugin running on one clean install and nothing else. LET’S GET STARTED. This is like Pagination made super simple,… Read more

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WordPress Sessions and Captcha


Tonights project: Installing captcha onto a wordpress contact form. Step One: So the first thing that I’m going to do is locate a captcha script that I can use as my base. I found this quick little script, looks simple enough: http://www.encaps.net/software/php-captcha/ Note: Make sure that you copy the captcha.jpg image to your website and… Read more