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 the end of support in 2017, I installed PHP, Apache, MySQL 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.

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.

Telerik-Kendo-UI : How to force exported PDF to open in a browser

Recently, I was experimenting with Telerik Kendo UI HTML Framework and in particular I was exploring the PDF Export feature that allows you to convert HTML content into a PDF. I wanted for generated PDF to open in a new browser tab, but all the examples I found on the web worked in a such a way that the file was downloaded on your computer. After a little research I was able to find the solution that makes the PDF to open in browser in a new tab and this is the focus of this tutorial.

WordPress : How to fix "No working transports found" error when updating Plugins

Recently, I installed WordPress on my local machine running Windows 10 to work on a WordPress theme. The WordPress site was mostly working without a problem except in a dashboard section of the site, where it was having some issues with updating. When I tried to update plugins to a newer version, the update failed, giving me, there were "no working transports found" message. Fortunately, the fix is simple and it should also apply if you are using EasyPHP or WAMP development environment.

SQL : How to use SQL Profiler with SQL Server Express Edition

SQL Server Express is a free edition of Microsoft SQL Server family that although fully functional, it has some technical limitations like maximum database size per database. It also has some features missing from paid editions. One of those features not available with Express edition is SQL Profiler. In this post I will list the alternative tools for SQL Profiling that can be used with either SQL Server Express or can be used as the SQL Express replacement.

WordPress : How to display only the most popular tags in a tag cloud

In my previous article about WordPress tag cloud widget, I showed you how you can display a count number for each tag. But what if you want to limit tags that are shown by displaying only the most popular tags and hide those with low count values. The tag cloud in WordPress doesn't have the parameter for that behavior, but by using another parameter, we can achieve the same result. In this article, we will add the code that will show only those tags in the tag cloud, that have count parameter value of 3 or more.

How to prevent detected Phone Numbers turning into links in Edge browser:

Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 has many features, but one of them may cause problems. This feature overrides the original style of telephone numbers with its own style. It also automatically adds clickable links, sometimes even to data not representing phone numbers. I encountered this issue recently and this article will show the solution to the problem.