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Disable Emoticons In XChat, List Of XChat Emoticons

Emoticons get on my nerves so when I typed “:)” in a new install of XChat the other day I was pretty annoyed. Luckily disabling emoticons in XChat is easy and in the first part of this article I explain doing so. After disabling them I was curious what emoticons actually come configured with XChat for Windows so I tracked down where the emoticons were configured and then checked out the list of available emoticons which is described in the second part of the article.

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WordPress Templates Not Showing Up During Page Edit Or Addition

I had been using the default page templates on a development installation of WordPress which is a direct copy of another WordPress installation. During the process of editing some pages I decided I wanted to try a couple different types of page templates. The templates were exact copies of the default page view but with one line of code modified such as not displaying the title of a page.

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WordPress theme.php – Fatal error: Call to a member function read()

In the process of creating a mirror image of a current WordPress to be used for development purposes I ran into a PHP error that I had not seen before. The current version of WordPress was working without issue but because many of the settings needed to be modified for the installation to work with a different domain pointed to it. Even after modifying the settings that I had modified in previous instances to make WordPress work with an updated domain name I was still getting an error related to the WordPress Theme. I enabled some PHP error logging, started looking for answers on the web, and then implemented some changes described below to resolve the error.