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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How do I change my site URL in wordpress

WordPress stores two addresses inside the database. These determine where your blog files are, and where the main index is. On a normal install, these addresses are the same. There are two occasions where you will need to access the database to alter one or both of these settings: 1. If you have tried to … Read more

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/

Favicon for wordpress.org

A favicon (short for “favorites icon”) is an icon associated with a website or webpage intended to be used when you bookmark the web page. Web browsers use them in the URL bar, on tabs, and elsewhere to help identify a website visually. A favicon is typically a graphic 16 x 16 pixels square and … Read more

How to use your custom favicon for wordpress

Go Get A Blavatar “What-atars?” you say. Blavatars! Blog + avatars. Your blavatar automatically becomes your favicon: the little icon that displays next to your blog’s URL in a browser’s web address bar. It’ll also show up next to your pingbacks in the comments section of other blogs. To get a blavatar for your blog, … Read more