If you do WordPress site migrations often, you will at some point encounter the problem of weird characters (like â€œ and â€) appearing in your WordPress content. This article explains why this may happen and how to fix the problem.
Once in a while, you may need to manually change your WordPress siteurl and home links (e.g. when you’re migrating your entire website to a new domain). If not done right, your site may malfunction. Here are the different proper ways to do this.
Database Modeling is an important part of the software development process. What is a Database Model? What are Conceptual, Logical and Physical Database Models, and how do they differ? I provide a detailed but high-level overview in this article.
Locked out of your WordPress website? No worries. This article explains how a server administrator can either force reset a user’s WordPress password or create a new WordPress admin user with a brand new password. Database and FTP methods are described.
Connecting to databases via SSH Tunneling is something developers and IT professionals often need to do. And HeidiSQL is one of the more popular open-source database tools. While HeidiSQL fully supports SSH tunneling, there doesn’t seem to be any documentation about how to accomplish this. So, after struggling with this for a few hours and figuring it out, I put these instructions together to help others.
The designers of SQL for some reason did not require a keyword (like “ALL”) to protect SQL statements from accidental updates or deletes. Especially when the UPDATE or DELETE statement doesn’t contain a WHERE clause. I wonder if this was deliberate or if it was an oversight. In any case, the programmer becomes “all-powerful”. The significance of this problem will be better appreciated with an example…