Starting a local instance of IIS Express with PHP support

Posted on: Thursday, 4 June 2015 00:50

If you're a developer that works in Microsoft Visual Studio you’re probably quite used to the handy local web server that appears when you summon it with an F5. There are many alternative ways to spin up a local web server. Recently I’ve used virtual machines, Node, even PHP comes with its own built in dev server. They all have their strengths but this article shows you how to keep it in the family with a quickly deployable instance of IIS Express that supports both .Net and PHP.

How to reset a WordPress password on the database

Posted on: Monday, 25 May 2015 13:03

You’ve gone and forgotten your password? You didn’t set up your recovery email address? No, it wasn’t your fault, the client has forgotten? You inherited the site and the records aren’t right? Well whatever the reason, don’t panic. This guide will show you how to recover that account without having to do anything too drastic.

ASP.NET 5 Beta 4 “Couldn't determine an appropriate version of KRE to run”

Posted on: Saturday, 23 May 2015 13:57

I’ve started getting to grips with the new ASP.NET 5 project system and during the course of this process I’ve encountered a few glitches. This time a project I downloaded based on earlier beta3 code wouldn’t run for me in the browser. I found the solution to this issue in this article.

ASP.NET 5 Beta 4 "The Debugger cannot continue running the process. Unable to start debugger"

Posted on: Friday, 22 May 2015 13:00

I’ve just started getting to grips with the new ASP.NET 5 project system and its friends. As everything is still in development there are still some kinks being worked out. Here is a quick solution if you see an error saying "The Debugger cannot continue running the process. Unable to start debugger".

ASP.NET 5 Beta 4 “The 'prepack' script failed with status code 99”

Posted on: Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:05

I’ve started getting to grips with the new ASP.NET 5 project system and during the course of this process I came across a compilation error “The 'prepack' script failed with status code 99”. It was a pretty easy fix which I’ve detailed below.

SOLVED: Why my Joomla contact form was refusing to send its email

Posted on: Monday, 13 April 2015 02:10

While working on a Joomla website recently I had the annoying problem of a contact form failing to send. It took longer than I would have like to spend looking for the solution so hopefully you will find this article before spending the time I did trying to get to the bottom of it. As usual, in hindsight its actually quite simple.

SOLVED: Contact Form 7 won’t send your forms

Posted on: Monday, 6 April 2015 02:07

You’ve finished the site, the client has signed off and all that’s left is the launch but the form test keeps failing. Right, we better solve this one quickly then!

Supporting nested shortcodes in WordPress

Posted on: Monday, 30 March 2015 23:59

If you’re writing your own [shortcodes] or have done in the past then its important that you follow this little tip. It will only take a couple of minutes to implement and it will save your end-users from problems.