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VS : How to solve Could not load file or assembly Newtonsoft.Json error

I was working on my ASP.NET MVC application recently and I needed to do some serialization / deserialization work on JSON data. I chose to use Json.NET, a very popular JSON framework for .NET. The problem was that when I ran the application, I was getting an exception telling me that the Newtonsoft.Json could not be loaded due to assembly's manifest definition not matching the assembly reference. In this article, I will show you what I tried and how I managed to solve the problem.

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MySQL : How to fix Can't connect to MySQL server on localhost 10061 error

When I installed MySQL server a few months ago on my Windows 10 machine, I chose to have the database files on my main SSD drive. As it was slowly filling up, I decided to migrate the MySQL database files to another drive. I assumed all I needed to do is to update a path for datadir option in my.ini configuration file, but that didn't work. After the database location move, starting the MySQL server gave me 10061 error "Can't connect to MySQL server" error. Luckily, the fix was quite simple.

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WordPress : How to fix "not found" error with posts & pages links

Recently I had some issues with EasyPHP development server, so I decided to install PHP, Apache & MySQL manually on my local machine. After everything was set up, the WordPress website on a localhost loaded without any issue, but when I clicked on any of the post or page links, I got an error telling me that the requested URL was not found. This article will show how I fixed this issue.

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ASP.NET MVC - Installing AdminLTE dashboard to replace Bootstrap template

When creating a new ASP.NET MVC project in Visual Studio, the project will use a Bootstrap front-end framework by default. But there are more sophisticated templates with the extended functionality available. I wanted to use one of those instead of the one provided by Visual Studio. I discovered AdminLTE, a dashboard & control panel theme built on top of the Bootstrap 3.0. This article will show you how I replaced the default Bootstrap framework with the AdminLTE template in an ASP.NET MVC project.

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Open-Live-Writer : How to solve invalid response from XmlRpc server error

When writing drafts for my blog posts, I prefer to use offline blog authoring editors. First, I used Windows Live Writer, part of Windows Essential, but after it reached end of support in the 2017, I switched to forked open sourced version Open Live Writer. I also installed EasyPHP on my local machine, to publish the drafts to my local WordPress site for further processing. The problem was that the "Open Live Writer" was not letting me add a blog account. It was giving me an error message about Invalid Server Response. In this article, I will show you what I tried and what fixed the issue.

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qTranslate-X : How to customize image Flags for Language Menu

The qTranslate-X is a free popular plugin that adds support for multiple languages on a WordPress site. I really like it, but the only issue I have with it is that the default image flags for the Language Menu are not that good. In this article, I will first show you different types of Language Switching Menu we can choose from and the two ways we can display them. Finally, we are going to replace those default images with our own.

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