Setting Drupal File Paths in settings.php

Setting Drupal File Paths in settings.php

Working in Drupal, we often pull databases from different environments for debugging and general development. Every time we did that, we had to update the files locations in /admin/config/media/file-system. It only takes a few seconds to update, but it’s a pain....
Zend Uncaught exception

Zend Uncaught exception

Zend doesn’t always give the most accurate error messages. Here’s a great example I found today; I moved a Zend site on my server, and everything looked OK until I tried to run it; when it gave me the following useful message;             Fatal error:...
PhpED Debugging

PhpED Debugging

Here’s a nice easy solution to a schoolboy error I hit this morning… I decided to upgrade my copy of PhpED up to the latest edition – 7.0, build 7027. I was previously on build 7023, so there weren’t that many changes – but being a...
Setting up GMail on Outlook 2007/2010

Setting up GMail on Outlook 2007/2010

As we complete transferring clients to our new servers, the last stage is always the setting up of email; this post shows how to set up email for Google Apps.   Note that menu options are show as a chain; so Tools->Options->Advanced would mean find the menu...
Resetting the MySQL Root Password

Resetting the MySQL Root Password

One of a short series of posts listing useful MySQL commands that I use frequently when managing servers and databases. These come in useful when I don’t have access to Navicat, my favored tool for working with client databases. The assumption I make is that you...