Posts by Sarah

Digging into “$(…).tipTip is not a function” error

What I searched for “Uncaught TypeError: $(…).tipTip is not a function” Beaver Builder Why I searched for it When I was trying to load Beaver Builder’s settings page in the WordPress backend, I was getting this error in Chrome’s Javascript Console, thrown by line 58 in /bb-plugin/js/fl-builder-admin-settings.js (the line in question: $( ‘.fl-settings-form .dashicons-editor-help’ ).tipTip();).…

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Tracking down expdbs_migrations

I’m cleaning up a client’s WordPress database and found a very large row in the wp_options table with the option_name “expdbs_migrations_307560ade90b365a15bcb8d6d1aed8fa”. I suspected this was a remnant of a no-longer-installed plugin (they don’t have any plugins that start with “E” at the moment), but wanted to be sure before hacking it out. Googling “expdbs_migrations” found a number…

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How to make the phpMyAdmin sidebar table links default to “browse”

What I searched for phpmyadmin default to browse instead of structure Why I searched for it I swear this used to be the default behavior, but now (using phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 and MAMP 4.0.5—which turns out to be relevant) clicking a table name in the left sidebar opens up the “Structure” tab. 95% of the time I want…

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Where to find the phpMyAdmin config file in VVV

What I searched for vvv phpmyadmin config file Why I searched for it I’ve just started using Varying Vagrant Vagrants to do some local WordPress development. When I visited the included phpMyAdmin install at http://vvv.test/database-admin/, I got the error “The secret passphrase in configuration (blowfish_secret) is too short.” From previous experience, I knew that I could add…

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How to password-protect one site on a WP Engine multisite install

At work, we have typically used one of two approaches to keep WordPress-sites-in-development out of the public eye until they’re ready. If we’re using WP Engine as the host, we’ll use their standard password protection. If not, we’ll use the Password Protected plugin. However, we’ve got a client right now who’s doing a phased roll-out of…

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"The Inner Light" sheet music from Star Trek: The Next Generation

My son has been learning to play the recorder at school this year, and like all nerdy Trek-loving parents, we thought, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if he could play that song from “The Inner Light“?! I went looking but couldn’t readily find sheet music. I knocked out a quick handwritten version for him that I…

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My take on Rosa Parks' "Featherlight Pancakes"

I recently heard an episode of The Sporkful podcast called Searching for Rosa Parks’ Pancakes. There are a few niggles noted in the comments over there that I agree with (mostly: why not at least try making the pancakes according to the recipe if you’re really “searching” for her pancakes?) but I still enjoyed the episode…

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Cashew Parmesan

I’ll admit it: I was very skeptical about this one. I don’t love the texture of nuts, and anyway, how could they possibly sub for cheese this easily? Well, you certainly won’t be mixing this into your risotto to make it all gloriously cheese-stringy, but it turns out to be a darned respectable topping for sprinkling on…

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Beef Meatballs

Ben is on a fairly strict elimination diet right now, and most recipes with more than a handful of ingredients require some creative substitution. Fortunately, there are loads of good options, and thanks to the internet + Google, it’s not hard to find them. For this recipe, I made a whole bunch of substitutions and omissions.…

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