Working with a WordPress Vigilance Child Theme

First, create a folder called “mvigilance.” In that folder, create a screenshot.png and a style.css. Here is a sample of what you paste into your style.css. (beginning of file) /* Theme Name: myvigilance Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/ Description: This is a child theme of Vigilance Version: 1 Author: Ray Choi Author URI: http://www.raychoi.org Template: vigilance */ … Read moreWorking with a WordPress Vigilance Child Theme

Installing wordpress on Windows 2003 IIS 6.0: “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.” (Part 1 of 3)

WordPress and the dreaded “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL”

So, if you’ve setup wordpress on your own server you’ve probably seen this

“Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL”

Terrible. really terrible.

So, this is what I’ve done several times to make it work, and it does appear to work.

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Installing wordpress on Windows 2003 IIS 6.0: “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.” (Part 2 of 3)

Microsoft IIS 5.1 and IIS 6.0

This section contains instructions for manually setting up Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 and IIS 6.0 to work with PHP on Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. For instructions on setting up IIS 7.0 and later versions on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 refer to Microsoft IIS 7.0 and later.

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Installing wordpress on Windows 2003 IIS 6.0: “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.” (Part 3 of 3)

Here is part 3.

From its first version, IIS has supported CGI (“Common Gateway Interface”). CGI, in its basic form, is a standards-based protocol that allows information servers, such as IIS, to interface with external applications. FastCGI was introduced to the market to address scalability shortcomings of CGI.

This article describes the shortcomings of earlier versions of CGI and defines the need for FastCGI extension for Internet Information Services 6.0. In addition, this article describes configurations settings of FastCGI extension.

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Useful WordPress Plugins

These wordpress plugins have been tested on wordpress 2.9.1. Category Order – allows you to order categories – http://wpguy.com/plugins/category-order/ postMash – order posts on the fly – http://joelstarnes.co.uk/blog/postmash/ WP Post Sorting – sort posts differently by category – http://www.reflectionmedia.ro/2008/12/wp-post-sorting-plugin/