How to check the version compatibility for MS PHP driver for SQL Server

Local Apache – MySQL – PHP Development Environment

Microsoft PHP Driver for SQL Server

Currently 4 drivers are available


Version 4.0 supports PHP 7.0+ on Windows and Linux
Version 3.2 supports PHP 5.6, 5.5, and 5.4 on Windows
Version 3.1 supports PHP 5.5 and 5.4 on Windows
Version 3.0 supports PHP 5.4 on Windows

Version 2.0 is deprecated.

How to manage the translated text in WordPress

Sometimes, the installed wordpress plugin / theme doesn’t have the necessary translation for your customer. Then, there’s a handy tool to manage the translation called Loco Translate.

In this wordpress plugin you can

  1. Setup the translation target language
  2. Select theme, plugin or wordpress core which has the texts requiring translation.
  3. Loco Translate will automatically create a list of texts
  4. You translates the texts to desired language and save.

Loco Translate



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How to create child theme in WordPress

One of the first things in WordPress implementation project is to create child theme. In this way, your modification on WordPress theme doesn’t get affected by the update in the original theme.


Three basic steps

  1. Create child folder
  2. Create style.css to make the definition of your theme.
  3. Create functions.php to import css from original theme