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About Warren Chandler

Warren Chandler is a freelance web programmer and web developer, based in Frinton on Sea, Essex. Warren specialises in web programming, web design, corporate identity, copy writing, SEO, logo and print media for home, work, and mobile platforms.

MySQL Fix: Error #1273 – Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci’

2017-08-06T01:48:46+00:00 August 6th, 2017|WordPress Snippets|

From time to time when migrating a WordPress website, you may come across collation issues when migrating the database. Specifically, a common error message when importing via PHPMyAdmin is the #1273 – Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci’ [...]

Restrict WordPress Registration to Certain Email Domains

2017-05-19T15:48:04+00:00 December 12th, 2016|WordPress Snippets|

Recently for a project it was necessary to restrict WordPress registration to a select few specific domains, for example: domains with an email address from a certain company, i.e. email addresses ending with @warrenchandler.com. Rather than [...]

How to prevent or reduce nausea and motion sickness with PlayStation VR

2017-05-19T15:48:04+00:00 November 12th, 2016|General|

People who know me are aware of the fact that I like a gadget or two (perhaps the understatement of the year). Arguably the hottest gadget around at the moment for consumers/gamers is the PlayStation [...]

WordPress Resize at Upload Plugin mysql_real_escape_string() Error

2017-05-19T15:48:04+00:00 June 26th, 2016|PHP Snippets, WordPress Snippets|

If like me you use the WordPress plugin Resize at Upload, or Resize at Upload Plus, it's quite likely that you'll be getting a mysql error when changing the settings.  Something like: Access denied for [...]