I often do my web development on the move using my laptop. Because of that I must run Apache with PHP and MySQL servers on both my desktop and my laptop PC. You can probably guess that this doesn't help to conserve my laptop battery so I've configured my laptop not to start MySQL and Apache automatically at boot. Instead I start those services manually when I plan to do some coding. In this article I'll show you how to configure your Ubuntu based PC to do the same.Continue reading
In this article I will show you how to enable keeping general log of all SQL queries for MySQL DBMS on Ubuntu based operating systems. I find this very useful when debugging Ajax powered applications like my Quick Chat for WordPress. This way it is also easier to understand how application works by monitoring SQL queries it uses. So lets get started...Continue reading
Hi everyone. Last few days I've been rather busy working on Quick Chat. This new version is partial rewrite of previous Quick Chat with focus on security. Also I've added two requested features that deal with chat identity theft prevention. Namely Quick Chat admin options now have "Protect registered users user names from being used by other users" option turned on by default. This means that after user name change Quick Chat will use ajax to fetch information does chosen chat user name belongs to any registered user. If chat user name isn't available, user will have to change his user name to participate in chat. Also I've added "Reserved chat user names list" admin option where site admin can add user names that would be baned from chat. On this list I've placed names "admin" and "moderator" by the default (restriction isn't case sensitive).Continue reading
Hi everyone again! WordPress chat plugin "Quick Chat" has reached version 1.25. New features since my last post are:
- Support unlimited multiple instances of the Quick Chat on the same page
- Quick Chat can be added to the posts or pages by placing WordPress shortcode
- Insert from smilies repository fade-in and fade-out effects
- Set textarea and smilies repository width to 100% of available space
- Quick Chat now removes its WordPress options and database when being deleted
New version should be offered automatically to you by WordPress update system. If you want to delete your database and options and do fresh install you should first upgrade to 1.25, delete Quick Chat from the WordPress Plugins, and then reinstall latest version. Cheers!
Just a quick update on Quick Chat WordPress chat plugin. Quick Chat has been accepted to WordPress.org plugin directory. Now you can monitor its development and get its source on the following link:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-chat/
Wish you all good blogging!