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Archive for October, 2010

XAMPP Lite – Appache and MySql not running

20 Oct

If you are new to XAMPP Lite and using it in any other root of any other drive other than “c:\” then you might not be able to start Appache and MySql. When you click start in the xampp-control.exe it will show as services started in the textarea given but you wont be able to view the XAMPP default page. In this case try running “setup_xampp” batch file. In that console window it will ask “Should I locate the XAMPP paths correctly?” You need to type “y” and then it will ask for the drive in which you want to place XAMPP. After you give the drive letter it will make the setup.

Try starting the Appache and MySql. It will start for sure.

 
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WordPress Installation Troubleshoot – Default Username and Password of SQL

19 Oct

While installing WordPress in your local system you might get few standard problems like “error configuration”. In default installation you need to follow two steps for successful installation. First step we need to create database in the name of “wordpress”. Second step change the database Username to “root” and database Password to “”. If you follow the above two steps you can install wordpress without error.

Note: MySql database default username is root and password is “” (blank).

 
 

How to remove meta / blogroll widget?

18 Oct

When i started this blog i found meta/blogroll widget in the side bar.  I tried removing by dragging and placing the Meta widget into Inactive Widgets area and searched for Blogroll widget but couldn’t find it in Available widgets. Then googled for sometime and no use :( .  The reason for this is both the widgets are coded in sidebar.php.

<li><h2>Meta</h2>
<ul>
<li><?php wp_register('', ''); ?></li>
<li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>
<li><a href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>">Entries RSS</a></li>
<li><a href="<?php bloginfo('comments_rss2_url'); ?>">Comments RSS</a></li>
<li><a href="http://wordpress.org/">WordPress.org</a></li>
</ul>
</li>


<li><h2>Blogroll</h2>
<ul>
<?php wp_list_bookmarks('title_li=&categorize=0'); ?>
</ul>
</li>

So, if u dont want those widgets go to Appearance > Editor then select sidebar.php and check for the above code and remove it and update the file. If your theme has 2-3 sidebar.php file then check in all those files.  Now view your site you can see those widgets  vanished ;)

 
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