Inserting Data Into a MySQL Database using PHP

This tutorial is a continuation on the “How to Access a MySQL Database Using PHP” tutorial that showed you how to setup a database using phpMyAdmin and how to read data from the database using PHP. In the tutorial I will show you how to write data to the database directly through a from on your website. This is going to be a very basic writing tutorial. We will get into more advanced stuff later on.

Installing and Configuring the Popularity Contest for WordPress

Popularity Contest is a WordPress plug-in written by Alex King. It gives your posts a popularity rating base on these values: Permalink Views, Home Views, Archive Views, Category Views, Feed Views, Comments, Pingbacks, Trackbacks. You also have the ability to change the weight of all of these values. For example, if you value Feed view more than comments, you can adjust the value of Feed Views to be greater than comments. The total of all values added together is the posts popularity. The popularity of the post is then displayed on your page as a percentage.

Replace WordPress Search With Google Search Box

This tutorial will show you how to replace the default search built into Wordpress with a Google Search box through Google Adsense. Adding the Google Search box will help you make money from your website by showing advertisements in the search results. You are paid if a users clicks on an advertisement. The downside to Google Search is that when a user clicks an advertisement they will leave your site.

How to Access a MySQL Database Using PHP

In this tutorial I will show you how to display data from a MySQL database on a web page using PHP. This is part two in our MySQL database tutorial. If you haven’t completed the first part of this tutorial you need to do that first. Part 1 is located here: Create a MySQL Database with cPanel and PhpAdmin. When you finish that tutorial, make sure you populate the database with a few entries.