Sometimes installing phpMyAdmin manually, as opposed to using
apt, is necessary. This might be because you're using MySQL 8 and/or PHP 7 and the version provided by Ubuntu's apt repository either won't install or won't function with this setup. You also may just want the latest version for the virtues that come with staying up-to-date. Whatever the reason, this tutorial will run you through the basic process of doing so.
The server I'm using is running Ubuntu 18.04 (though this tutorial will likely need little to no revision for previous versions), Apache 2.4.37, MySQL 8.0.13, and PHP 7.2.14. The latest version of phpMyAdmin at the time of writing is 4.8.4.Read more
Having spent a fair bit of time lately setting up new servers and installing LAMP stacks, I figured I'd write a tutorial on the basic process I use. And while there are plenty of tutorials covering the installation of the LAMP stack on Ubuntu, there aren't many I could find which ensure that latest versions of each component are installed.
Therefore, this tutorial will run you through several fundamental things that should be done to set up any Ubuntu server, such as user creation, SSH configuration, and firewall setup. Following that, it'll take you through installing the latest versions of Apache, MySQL, and PHP. At the time of writing, these versions are 2.4.37, 8.0.13, and 7.2.13 (discounting the very recent 7.3.0), respectively.Read more
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to create a 3D-looking button, made out of pure CSS. The button we'll be building is similar to the button I've used on my project pages. Take note that this uses a number of CSS3 properties, like
box-shadow. Anyway, let's get into it.
The only HTML code we'll need is a
div tag with the proper class:
<div class="big-button">Your Text Here</div>
If you want the button to link somewhere, just wrap a link round it:Read more
I recently found myself in the awkward situation of having only a Super Admin user in the Joomla installation, and neither I nor my client knew the password. I had to the fix the problem, and I decided to do so by generating a Joomla user password (which required a lot of searching through code, mind you). Here's the PHP code I used:
<?php // JUserHelper class from libraries/joomla/user/helper.php $pwd = 'my_new_password'; $instance = new JUserHelper(); $salt = $instance->genRandomPassword(32); $final_pwd = $instance->getCryptedPassword($pwd, $salt) . ':' . $salt; ?>
(Note that I have to use the <?php tags to get syntax highlighting to work properly.)Read more
I though I'd just write a quick tutorial on how I make a dynamic copyright for my websites. If you don't know what a function does in the code, look it up on the PHP manual.
<?php echo strftime('%Y', time()); ?>
That's the year generating code. It's just grabbing the year from the current timestamp. So we could do something like this in the copyright:
© <?php echo strftime('%Y', time()); ?> Legion of Weirdos.
You might want to wrap around the code in a helper function:Read more