Installing phpMyAdmin gotchas

I recently needed to upgrade phpMyAdmin and ran into the following 2 gotchas.

First I tried to upgrade to 3.x and was getting the following error.

unknown character set ‘utf8’

This was due to the fact that I was trying to connect to a mysql version 4.x so I had to download the latest version compatible with mysql server 4.x which is  2.x

The second gotcha was I set my blowfish secret to 64 characters which caused an error in the apache logs below:

PHP Catchable fatal error:  mcrypt_encrypt()

This was due to the fact that the blowfish secret cannot be longer than 56 characters.


Add time to WordPress Posts using CommentPress Theme

Recently I had a request to add the time in addition to the date for posts like the comments had.

Edit single.php for the WordPress site that is using CommentPress:

vi wp-content/themes/commentpress/single.php

Change the following line from this:

<p>Posted by <? the_author() ?> on <? the_date(); ?> <?php edit_post_link(‘edit’,”,”); ?> <br />


<p>Posted by <? the_author() ?> on <? the_date(); ?> at <? the_time(); ?> <?php edit_post_link(‘edit’,”,”); ?> <br />

Save and close the file and refresh your browser.  This should add the time in addition to the date of the post.