Category: Debwork Blog

WPBakery builder controls - no edit or duplicate functionality provided

WPBakery Builder is still pretty new to me. The portfolio template I first made for a client should have been specific to each of two categories. My searches for how to edit a WPBakery builder template and how to duplicate a template revealed no satisfactory answer. Admittedly, there may be a better solution or a video […]

hostgator is trying to get you to use online chat

*** Update December 2017: Sorry, this trick no longer works but you can try Twitter. (I hate chat support!) Hostgator has been quietly getting rid of it’s support ticket system. After being logged into the account, you would think “create a ticket” would go to ticket support. The ticket support link is often hidden but […]

Boggle letters spell out tips & tricks

Lately I’ve had quite a few clients changing their domain names to retool their message or to entirely change their branding. It so happens that these websites are all on Hostgator but the procedure should be similar for any web host. There is information in the WordPress Codex >> Changing The Site URL  which should not […]


How to see all birthdays in Facebook It is 2015 and things change in Facebook all the time. Here is what works today. Desktop or laptop (easier): Use the following link to calendar in order to see ALL birthdays in Facebook: Once you are in calendar, the up and down arrows allow you to […]

Boggle letters spell out tips & tricks

These notes are a very pared down version of how to make a WordPress site in a subdirectory become the main domain site. I do this for my new client sites a couple of times a year. Perhaps not a full blog but more a jog, a memory jog (recipe) for the next time. Hope […]

Striking documentation - my misunderstanding

Striking Mutliflex theme is fantastic (see sites used) but I had a problem figuring out how to get images in the exact order preferred by the website owner. Wanted: Exact placement of pictures in portfolio display Parameters at play: ids select items on id basis comma seperated (optional) orderby : no, page, author, post-id, title, […]

Boggle letters spell out tips & tricks

There is no error #8329754 documentation on BackupBuddy but here is what worked for me: The Problem: [box] Error #8329754. Error retrieving fileoptions file `..wp-content/uploads/pb_backupbuddy/fileoptions/m5g6068f4h.txt`. Error details `ERROR_EMPTY_FILE_NON_CREATE_MODE`. Error information & troubleshooting:[/box] How nice of BackupBuddy to give us an error page – too bad it is not found. This worked for me: Deleted […]