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How to use Docker Compose for WordPress Development

How to setup a simple WordPress development environment using Docker Compose. With detailed explanations and troubleshooting hints.

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WordPress Development using Docker CLI

How to run development WordPress and MySQL using Docker CLI. An easy guide with troubleshooting tips to:

– create a MySQL database container,
– create a WordPress web server container,
– connect them with a user-defined bridge network,
– persist data in a named Docker volume, and
– attach a host folder to hold the WordPress installation.

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WordPress Theme Displays Wrong Menu

A quick note about WordPress menus as I’ve just resolved a problem myself. I’m in the middle of trying to create a responsive theme for this blog (using Bootstrap 3.2, if you are interested) and when I added the menu using wp_nav_menu to embed it in header.php, and register_nav_menus to declare it in functions.php I Read More

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“Error establishing a database connection” With XAMP, MySQL and WordPress

Thought some people might find it useful to see how I managed to solve this… So, this week I determined to do a little more work on the code for this blog – a new plugin.  However, as I have recently updated my laptop I needed to re-install all the tools – Eclipse, Ant, XAMPP Read More

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Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): When Upgraded to WordPress 3.1

In case anyone else has the same problem, I saw this error when I upgraded my WordPress 3.0.1 installation to 3.1 using the automatic upgrade. The dashboard worked fine, but when I tried to look at the site itself the page wouldn’t load in IE 8 or Firefox 3.6.  With Google Chrome I get the Read More

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I’ve Written My Own WordPress Site Theme

OK, so for all you WordPress design experts out there this is not exactly world shattering news, but this has taken me quite a while and several false starts to achieve. As you can see from the new look and feel of the site (if you ever saw it before) I have changed to a Read More

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Why so many “Incomming Links” in my Laptop WordPress? Doh!

Ok, so my genius has gone on holiday for the week! When I first came across WordPress I tried it out on my Laptop – IIS 5.1, PHP and MySQL (more posts on related problems later). Nice. Everything worked. Then, I looked at the Dashboard in more detail – amazing, I’ve only just set the Read More

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The First Post

So, here it is at last! My blog.  It’s only taken about 3 years to get here after I had the idea of putting a few articles and grumbles online so everyone can enjoy (or suffer) it!  Unfortunately, I’m too much of a perfectionist and I like to take care of all the details myself.  Read More

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