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myWidgetTheme WP theme

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The last couple of days I have been developing a theme for WordPress. I was asked to find a CMS for a small website project creating a intranet site for employees at a relative big company. They wanted a new fresh and light design, but most importantly, it had to be easy to customize and maintain content.

I asked what kind of functions it should have and what kind of design they wanted since this is really important when developing the design and funtionality. They wanted 4-5 widget like frames with some content on the frontpage, and then one link to a news page in the main navigation area. The content will be a list a list of news articles, the weather, list of their new projects and pictures of them as well and some other stuff.

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phpMyDumper 1.10 released

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Finally, I have released my next version of phpMyDumper. This new version includes improvements that I needed when used in my work as a web programmer.

First of all it now supports UTF-8 connections as default with the MySQL server. The php class will create files encoded as UTF-8 which is important when your database is used with non-US languages.

Another important feature is the option to dump AUTO_INCREMENT in table structures. Older versions of MySQL (before 4.0) does not dump AUTO_INCREMENT when using the SHOW CREATE TABLE statement.

When using phpMyDumper in a backup environment, you want to know which MySQL server version created your sql files. phpMyDumper now dumps this information in the top of the sql file.

At last, you will also be able to know the progress of phpMyDumper. It will display the name of the created sql file and information about which table is being processed. Progress information is only avaible when dumping to a sql file.

In the last version I forgot to include an example of how to use the stream feature of phpMyDumper. The following code shows how, and the example will also be included in the download package.
[file path=”phpmydumper-1.10-example2.php” tpl=”code”/]

phpMyImporter released

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

For many months, I wanted to be able to import backups of databases created by my other project, phpMyDumper, without using phpMyAdmin. The php configuration limits the filesize that phpMyAdmin can import. By default the filesize limit is 2 MB, which is potentially a problem if you are not able to change the php configuration, eg when using an external webhost.
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phpMyDumper released

Friday, March 13th, 2009

After one week of coding I am ready to release my newest software project: phpMyDumper.

I wanted to do automatic backup of my website databases and normally you would do this using mysqldump and a cronjob. At the moment I am hosting my websites on my own server, but I plan to move the websites to an external webhost. However since I have no way to make sure that I have access to mysqldump on my future webhost especially if cost should be as low as possiible, I decided to write a php tool myself to do the job.
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New Holdorf.dk/Software

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Welcome to the new Holdorf.dk/Software, which now is upgraded to a WordPress site.

That means I now have more options to promote my software and development of new projects. I hope you will enjoy the site as it expands in the near future.

My applications can be found in the Downloads section. This front page is now dedicated to my blog entries.