Reset Zend Server password on OpenShift

If you are using the Zend Zerver Installation on the OpenShift cloud and happen to forget your password, you may find yourself wondering where gui_passwrd.sh is located.

Advanced Permalinks Plugin RSS Feed Fix

I use the Advanced Permalinks plugin on my site because I changed my permalink structure and didn’t want incoming links to return 404 errors. However, at some point the plugin has broken the RSS feed functionality of WordPress. When I visit the feed url on my site, a blank page is returned with no errors.

Remote Debugging With Firebug and Cometd

While experimenting with mobile development on the Blackberry Webworks Platform I found that it was extremely difficult to get any debugging information out of the device simulator to help debug javascript errors.

Enable Xdebug HTML Output

I recently updated to Ubuntu 10.04 which includes PHP-5.3 by default. Ever since that upgrade I’ve had trouble with Xdebug not displaying HTML in its output: instead it would output human-readable text which becomes quite unreadable when rendered in the browser without <pre> tags.

WordPress Plugin: Save FTP Information

When WordPress cannot directly access the filesystem to do plugin updates / installs, it falls back to using FTP to preform the changes. However, this commonly requires the user to enter their FTP information on each change. I have created a wordpress plugin that will permanently save the FTP information without the need to edit the wp-config.php file.

Check it out Here

Fakemail for Developers

The other day when I was setting up email notifications for a Zend Framework application, I stumbled across Fakemail.

From the developers website:

fakemail is a fake mail server that captures emails as files for acceptance testing. This avoids the excessive configuration of setting up a real mail server and trying to extract mail queue content.

Cache-Control with Zend Framework

Today I was optimizing a site that uses heavy PHP and Ajax. I wanted to reduce the amount of data that was being sent from the server. To put this in perspective, if there were no cache hits in a page load there would be a total of 755 KB pulled down over 123 requests.