Drupal Installation: 500 Internal Server Errors

Drupal Installation: 500 Internal Server Errors

During the installation of Drupal, it’s quite common to hit “500 Internal Server Error”s.

Looking at your sites error logs generally will reveal a couple errors:
.htaccess: order not allowed here
and/or
.htaccess: DirectoryIndex not allowed here
What you’re hitting here are collisions between your apache configuration and the directives that are in the Drupal .htaccess file.  The default site [...]

Posting to Your Blog from Google Docs

Posting to Your Blog from Google Docs

So, it turns out you can use Google Docs to write and post to your blog.  And it’s pretty dang easy!  Now, I did run into some limitations (as I mention below) but this is a great way to publish Google Docs information to your blog.
To test it, this post was done completely from Google [...]

jQuery Error: $ is not a function

jQuery Error: $ is not a function

This is a fun little jQuery error you’ll hit sometimes when you are trying to integrate jQuery into an already established system like Wordpress or Drupal, that is already using a Javascript library like prototype.  The problem is that you are hitting conflicts between the two libraries.  And most likely they are fighting over the [...]

The Wordpress White Screen of Death!

The Wordpress White Screen of Death!

So there you are, happily updating your blog theme and BAM!
The Wordpress whitescreen of death!
The Wordpress white screen indicates that there is a problem with your current theme.  Unfortunately at this point, you can’t go change the theme to unbreak it, since the theme selector is just going to spit out PHP errors.  See the [...]

 
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