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July 6, 2010 – 4:27pm Git Basics

A cheat-sheet to reference while getting started with git.

1. Pull down a copy of the repository: More…

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April 19, 2010 – 10:35pm Moving wordpress site to another server

There was a question posted on WP Questions about moving a wordpress from a local development server to the live server. Here is what I do for just about all of my WP sites. It works for me since while I’m building out a site I usually make local changes that I have to sync up to a staging site for people to review.

1. Edit your wp-config.php so it works on various environments. I do this like so:
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April 10, 2010 – 12:09pm WordPress navigation, link to page or category

Here is a quick snippet of a non-elegant way to create a navigation for a wordpress template. This sample includes links to specific pages using get_permalink() and is_page(), along with get_category_link() and in_category(). Using these functions you can determine if each link should be in its active state or not.
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April 7, 2010 – 6:40pm symfony forms: hide created_at, updated_at columns

There are a few different methods you can use if you’d like to hide created_at and updated_at columns from your generated forms.

The first way, and the easiest, is to simply unset the fields in your form class:
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March 30, 2010 – 8:06pm Symfony 1.2 doctrine file upload in form

Here are the required modifications for to a form class that contains a file upload field in symfony 1.2 using doctrine (and it probably works with propel, too).
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March 21, 2010 – 12:14pm I need a web site. Now what?

A few weeks ago a friend who is getting his MBA at Columbia asked me for some help putting together some details about a web site he’s outlining as part of a business plan. What follows is an excerpt of what I wrote.
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March 4, 2010 – 8:31pm MySQL alter table drop constraint…

I often forget how to modify a MySQL table to drop/add foreign key constraints. I usually think it’s: More…

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February 23, 2010 – 10:56am Quality web hosting… cloud or no cloud?

Here is a list of a few hosts I’m curious about and/or have used in the past. If you are reading this and have a second to spare, let me know who you’ve used and would recommend. All of the 30 or so sites that we host are PHP/MySQL applications, generally Symfony, WordPress, or Magento sites.
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February 23, 2010 – 9:11am symfony 1.0 migrations

I’m working on a plugin for symfony 1.0 and am really enjoying this workflow. Yes, symfony 1.0 is 4 versions old and should not be used for new projects.

With the help of the sfPropelMigrationsLightPlugin plugin, one of my favorites, I have been rapidly making changes to my plugin schema and adding new data to the database over and over again while I mock things up.

Here is the workflow:
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February 21, 2010 – 6:15pm Web host mishaps: Account cancellation

Them (paraphrasing):

Your shared hosting account will be automatically renewed on March 1st.

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