WAMP and https

Why is this important? It looks like the BluePrint-Q preview is broken on the WordPress themes directory: https://wordpress.org/themes/blueprintq-draft/ Turns out that some assets are expecting to be loaded through http, but the theme directory is using https, which is causing the unpleasant layout. So, this is something I want to debug locally. Out of the…

Odd SSL forcing

I’ve been with my wife at the hospital today and have been working on the BluePrint-Q Tones while she rests.  Inbetween sessions, exactly one of the websites that I develop on localhost stopped loading properly.  I saw a ton of errors like this in the browser console: GET https://localhost/tbs/wp-content/plugins/bpq.banners/bpq.banners.css?ver=1.4 net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED Eventually realized that all of…

Permalinks not appearing

I came into a problem on one of my machines where the WordPress permalinks were not working.  Typically, I go to the WP backend and click Settings >> Permalinks, then resave what I have there so that WP updates the .htaccess file.  However, that did not do the trick this time. After some digging, it…

Benchmarks on WAMP 2.5

WAMPServer is the tool that I use to develop websites locally.  It is made up of three distinct technologies – Apache, MySQL, and PHP. I recently upgraded from WAMP 2.4 (Apache 2.4.4, MySQL 5.6.12, PHP 5.4.12) to WAMP 2.5 (Apache 2.4.9, MySQL 5.6.17, PHP 5.5.12).  At the time, I was developing an application with an AJAX…