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Solving Apache Port 80 is busy problem on Windows

Apache : How to Solve port 80 is occupied problem on Windows

The other day I decided to install EasyPHP (a WAMP package that includes PHP, Apache, MySQL) on my machine running Windows 7. After install I ran the application, but to my surprise, Apache server was not working. It complained that Port 80 is used by another application. I thought this issue would be easily solved, but it took me a while to figure out what exactly is causing the problem. In this article I will show you what I tried and how I finally solved the Apache problem of not being able to run.

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Add favicons for different devices in WordPress site

WordPress : How to Easily create favicon for all the devices

When designing a website, there is one detail that also needs to be considered and that is adding a favicon. This used to be a simple task as we only needed to add 16×16 or 32×32 image, but with all different devices available today, we need to add many more favicon images with different size dimensions, so they can be displayed in the most optimized way on each device. In this post you will learn how to add favicons for all those different devices to your WordPress website in three easy steps.

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wp-poll multiple answers problem

WP-Polls : How to fix wrong results in multiple answers poll

WordPress plugin WP-Polls is a very popular poll plugin with more than 100,000+ active installs at the time of writing. It is really easy to use, but I have noticed a strange behavior when using a poll with multiple answers. When showing results for this type of poll, the total percentage of all the answers can give you a number bigger than 100%. In this article I will show you how to modify the source code in WP-Polls, so that the total sum of all the answers gives 100% for polls with multiple answers and leave the polls with single answers unaffected.

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Facebook missing report option article

Facebook : How to find missing Report button on cover photo?

The other day I had to report a fake page on Facebook. Since I have never done it before I checked the Facebook help page regarding this issue and the help page said I have to click “…” button on a cover photo and then select Report. The problem was I couldn’t find that Report button or link anywhere. In this post I will show you how I managed to fix it.

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VS : How to create an Empty Solution in Visual Studio Express 2013

Do you want to create a blank solution in your VS Express but can’t find it? I had this issue as well. I mostly code stuff for my personal needs so I never gave much thought on making the code more readable and organized, but on my last WinForms project I wanted to give more attention on how the project is structured. It seemed to me that the best way to achieve that was to start with an empty solution and then add necessary projects to that solution. I had trouble finding this option in Visual Studio, so I decided to write a post about it in case there are others with the same issue.

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SQL : How to solve Northwind Database Install Error in SQL Server 2012

Recently I was going through a database programming tutorial that used Northwind Database in code examples, so I thought “No problem, I’ll quickly add that database to my SQL Server 2012″. I assumed this would be easy but to my surprise that wasn’t the case.

In this post I will show you what problems I encountered while trying to install Northwind database and how I finally managed to make it work.

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Local Area Network : How to fix slow LAN transfer speed of files in Windows 7

Recently I had to solve a problem of a very slow transfer of files between two computers on a LAN network using Ethernet cable. Both machines had Windows 7 x64 installed and the transfer speed was ridiculously slow at 10-15kb/s. Using Task Manager under Networking tab, Network Utilization was showing only around 0.25% for Local Area Connection.

I looked around the web for solutions and found quite a few suggestions how to tackle this problem. Those that I tried and the one that finally solved my problem are discussed here.

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