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  • Choosing a PHP Framework

  • Recently I've been writing a lot more PHP based websites and web applications. I've found myself building and rebuilding my own framework, but to no real standard. I decided this needs to change. I need to choose a PHP Framework.

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  • Cannot redeclare pclziputilpathreduction()

  • I had this issue today, I found that you need to deactivate the “WordPress Automatic Upgrade” plugin as it's included in the core of WordPress now anyway.

    So, just disable the plugin and try again.

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  • OpenCart v0.7.9 released

  • OpenCart is an open source PHP-based e-commerce online shop website solution. Ideal for new or existing stores to start selling online.

    OpenCart all began because (at the time) the leading open source e-commerce solution out there was not very good, to say the least.

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  • How to restart the explorer shell in Windows XP

  • If you have landed yourself here chances are you already know why you want to do this, but for those who don't here's why:

    When installing a new application, they sometimes require you to restart for them to work, often just restarting the Windows explorer shell will be sufficient for it to work as expected.

    Normally most people just kill it via Task Manager, but this can have adverse effects on your system (such as data loss), so here’s how to do it properly:

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  • PHP getmxrr() support for windows

  • As many of you may be aware there's a lack of getmxrr() support in Windows, which dates back as far as 1999.

    It’s not a major problem for me as an individual because I never use WIN32 PHP in production, but for development and for the purpose of wide distribution it can raise an issue.

    Apparently the lack of support in win32 is due to the lack of “res_search” in “bindlib_w32”, I’m surprised this hasn’t been fixed already.

    The official PHP.net documentation for the getmxrr() function states:

    Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms. Try the » PEAR{.link.external} class » Net_DNS{.link.external}.

    However, there are problems with this suggestion…

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