That’s right, these are perfect. Fight me. They’re based on these brownies and also these brownies and a whole lot of brownie taste-offs (fortunately, I have good friends who are willing to sacrifice their very bodies for the cause of brownie perfection). Photos to come if I can ever keep the brownies around long enough.…

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I can’t log into a web hosting portal right now, so I googled for the host’s status page, found it, and was glad to see the issue is noted and being addressed. What I was not glad to see is the phrase “we apologize for any inconvenience.” This phrase is passive-aggressive and weasely. It’s the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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