Windows : Fixing PHP cURL extension not working when enabled

The other day I wanted to install a WordPress plugin on a website hosted on my Windows local development machine, but the plugin complained that it needs the cURL extension enabled on the php.ini configuration file. This seemed like an easy problem to solve, but after modifying the php.ini file, I was still getting the "curl not found" error. This article will show two different ways to make the cURL extension work on the Windows system.

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.

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.