How-to: Switching WordPress from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 5.5 on CentOS/RHEL 6

Recently, I was somewhat bored and decided to switch from a MySQL 5.1 backend to MySQL 5.5 for my site (of which you have the distinct pleasure of reading).  While doing a little Googling,  I remembered MariaDB. MariaDB is marketed as “An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL”, so I figured why not give it a shot?

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Break/Fix: WordPress Permalinks 404 Issue

I recently ran into an issue in which changing the permalinks setting in WordPress resulted in 404 pages across my site. I checked my WordPress root dir and the proper .htaccess file was there with the proper permissons, but permalinks refused to work. It turned out to be a quick fix and a case of “Doh! Stupid mistake on my part”.

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