Web Apps

How to resolve WordPress double dash problem

Bloggers using WordPress might be facing issues with double dash being converted into the single dash. This happens because of the wptexturize filter applied to the content by the WordPress. There are two methods to disable the wptexturize filter.   1) Creating a plugin Create a php file under wp-content/plugins/disable-wptexturize.php with following contents <?php /* Plugin Name: Remove the wptexturize …

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APPLICATION WARNING XXXXX: Your session has become invalidated

Mantis is one of the most commonly used open source bug tracker in the software industry. Sometimes users might complaint that they are getting following type of error message while logging off: APPLICATION WARNING XXXXX: Your session has become invalidated. Why the error occurs? If you are behind a web proxy that uses multiple exit points, then session validation will …

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[How To] Install phpMyAdmin from source code

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phpMyAdmin provides Graphical User Interface (GUI) to manage MySQL database and users. In this post, I am going to discuss steps to install phpMyAdmin using source code. Steps: 1) Download source code file from here on the server and copy it to document root folder of the Apache. 2) Extract the archive and rename the extracted folder to phpmyadmin. It should …

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How to delete mass comments in WordPress?

If you have Akismet plugin active and your blog is getting lots of spam comments (moderated by Akismet) then you can execute a small query from the phpMyAdmin to delete bulk spam comments instead of manual deletion.         1) Open the database in phpMyAdmin 2) Backup the database using export option from phpMyAdmin for safety purpose. 3) …

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[How To] Reset WordPress admin password using MySQL / phpMyAdmin

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To reset WordPress admin password from MySQL database, follow the simple steps 1) Login to cPanel and open the database used by WordPress in phpMyAdmin. 2) Click on MySQL icon at the top of the navigation bar. 3) In the query field, execute the following query UPDATE `wp_users` SET `user_pass` = MD5( 'new_password_here' ) WHERE `wp_users`.`user_login` = "admin_username";UPDATE `wp_users` SET …

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