Category Archives: phpMyAdmin

Enabling advanced features in phpMyAdmin

A subscriber to was watching my Up and Running with phpMyAdmin course, and was¬†puzzled by the absence of three fields in his version of phpMyAdmin when defining a table. The three fields are Mime types, Browser transformation, and Transformation … Continue reading

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Two PHP courses just published on

I’m delighted to announce that has just published two new PHP courses that I created recently. The first one, PHP for Web Designers, serves as a gentle introduction to PHP, and is aimed primarily at web designers who have … Continue reading

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PHP Solutions second edition now available

It’s almost exactly four years since PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy was first published. The book has proved extremely popular, but a lot has happened in PHP since it was first published. Support for PHP 4 was abandoned … Continue reading

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New setup procedure for phpMyAdmin 3.1.x

I seem to be jinxed with the way phpMyAdmin “celebrates” the publication of one of my books by changing its setup process. It happened twice with Foundation PHP for Dreamweaver 8. I updated the instructions between the first and second … Continue reading

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Changes in phpMyAdmin 3.0

phpMyAdmin, the popular front-end to the MySQL database, has issued the first stable release of the version 3.0 series. The basic functionality remains unchanged, but there are some important differences. To begin with, phpMyAdmin 3.0 requires a minimum of PHP … Continue reading

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Confusing changes in phpMyAdmin

I love phpMyAdmin as a quick, easy-to-learn front-end for MySQL, but it’s just broken a cardinal rule of updates by making two changes to the installation procedure in the space of three months. In principle, the changes are well-intentioned. Instead … Continue reading

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