Dealing with MySQL ERROR 1214 (HY000): The used table type doesn’t support FULLTEXT indexes

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If you’re ever unfortunate to run into the same MySQL error that I’ve just run into, don’t stress. There is an easy solution to resolve this annoying error message. Ther error I was getting: In my case, I was trying to import a .sql dump and the error I got looked  like this: ERROR 1214 … Continue reading Dealing with MySQL ERROR 1214 (HY000): The used table type doesn’t support FULLTEXT indexes

WordPress REST API: Pull Through Posts From Another WordPress Site

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I recently needed to pull through 2 or 3 posts (they were recipes in this instance) from another WordPress website into the current WordPress project I was working on. It seemed tricky at first and then I remembered the WordPress Rest API! As of version 4.7, the REST API is included out of the box and … Continue reading WordPress REST API: Pull Through Posts From Another WordPress Site

What Is Web Development?

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Over the years, many people have asked me “How did you get started in making websites?”, “I want to get into web development, please help me?” and often it’s followed by a long convoluted explanation. I want to create a basic guide here for people looking for answers and do my best in pointing them in the … Continue reading What Is Web Development?

Visual Studio Code YouTube Series

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In some spare time I’ve recently had, I took to YouTube to attempt a video series that looks into the basics of Visual Studio Code. So far I’ve produced three episodes that I’m satisfied with and actually had a bit of fun talking about Microsoft’s newest code editor. I’ve embedded the three episodes below for … Continue reading Visual Studio Code YouTube Series

Enter: Microsoft Visual Studio Code

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Move over Sublime, Brackets and Atom, there’s a new code editor on the scene and this one is worth sitting up for. Enter Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a new source code editor that is making waves on the development scene. Don’t be put off by the name. Microsoft has done something great here and given … Continue reading Enter: Microsoft Visual Studio Code

New Year, New Website, New Look!

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A belated but happy new year. Yeah, I know we’re half-way through February already, but I felt obliged to state the obvious. Speaking of such, welcome to my new website, sporting a brand new look. I realized towards the end of 2016 that a website redo was much needed, but finding time between the end … Continue reading New Year, New Website, New Look!

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

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WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: What’s the difference? If you’re new to the world of WordPress or website development, you may be wondering what the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org is? The short answer is; WordPress.com is a service and WordPress.org is software. Both do the exact same thing and they do it exceptionally well, however they each deliver the … Continue reading WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

So You Want To Make A Website

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Over the course of my career as a website developer, I have had many people interested in wanting to learn the basics of making a website. I always advise them to getting to learn two basic entry-level skills necessary to understand and build the foundation of any website – HTML and CSS. The world of website … Continue reading So You Want To Make A Website

How To Install A Local Web Server

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Ever wanted to set up a local copy / version of WordPress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal or any other PHP / MySQL Content Management Framework on you own PC? In this guide, I will show you how to install a local web server on your own machine. Any decent web server requires at least 3 minimum … Continue reading How To Install A Local Web Server

Add Custom CSS To a WordPress Theme

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Using themes in WordPress is fantastic for getting your website up quickly, but what if you want to add custom CSS to a WordPress theme and override the styling? One way to change the default behaviors of WordPress is using a file named functions.php. It goes in your Theme’s folder. – WordPress.org Codex There is … Continue reading Add Custom CSS To a WordPress Theme