3 Reasons in Favour and Against Website Builders

With technology progressively more complex by the minute, keeping your image and online identity afloat in these tumultuous, fast-paced times is next to impossible if you don't own your own website, regardless of the industry you operate in. How, then, do you create a website?Conventionally, … [Read more...]

Perform Case-insensitive comparison of strings in PHP

strcasecmp() is a nice PHP function for comparing two strings case-insensitively.Note: the function returns 0 if they are equal.Examples The examples below both return the string true.[php] … [Read more...]

XAMPP Solution: Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.

I use XAMPP to create a *AMP (apache, MySQL and PHP) stack local-server on my Windows 7 machine. XAMPP is bundled with phpMyAdmin - a web-based database administration tool.While trying to access phpMyAdmin days ago, the following error message was displayed:#2002 - No connection could be … [Read more...]

Unirest for PHP – Yet another PHP HTTP Client

To communicate with APIs or web services over HTTP, an HTTP client such as cURL is required. Thankfully, PHP can be bundled with cURL.Most people new to PHP and programming in general and even the experienced ones find cURL daunting and complex as a result, some expert developers have developed … [Read more...]

Easy Websites Backup and Restore with Softaculous

A lot of us host our websites and blogs on a shared hosting platform mainly because they are affordable. These shared hosting provides cPanel to its users for easy administration of their respective server space and accounts.Virtually all cPanel ships with softaculous - an automatic Installer … [Read more...]

How to Display The Feed Content of a Website in WordPress

The fetch_feed is a built-in WordPress function that retrieves and parses an external feed. Under-the-hood, it's powered by SimplePie - a very fast and easy-to-use PHP feed parser.Follow me as I walk us through the steps in using fetch_feed to display the feed content of this blog … [Read more...]

How to Build a Feed Reader with SimplePie and SQLite

A lot of us are familiar with these terms: RSS feeds or simply called feeds and feed readers.Basically, a feed is a data format used by websites as a medium for providing users with its content. To keep yourself abreast on latest update from your favorite websites, you usually will subscribe … [Read more...]

Quick Tip: How to Copy and Paste in PuTTY

PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols.I personally use PuTTY to SSH into my servers since Windows lacks a built-in terminal to access *nix servers.For those who thinks copy and paste is disabled in PuTTY, this article will show us how to achieve … [Read more...]