The Helpful Marketer Blog

Abby at home

Photo of Abby Lehman Buzon, owner of The Helpful Marketer


I'm Abby and this is my blog.  Aptly named "Abby at Home" because I quit my day job and (I'm sure you guessed) I get to work from home!

Funny fact, I hated the word "blog" for a long time. It's just such an ugly sounding word!  A mix of "blob" and "log" - blog... yuck. But, it is what it is! Even if you hate the word "moist", you can't call a good cake "damp"!

These days though, I just have too much to offer and too much to share to be without a "blog".

I wear many hats in this crazy life - I'm a mom (son in preschool), a wife, a small business owner, a marketer, website designer, artist, aspiring stand-up comedian (in my head), autodidact, philomath (don't feel bad looking it up!)... I'm also the go-to girlfriend for advice on everything from cooking, gardening, fashion and beauty, to careers and relationships.

I'm pretty eclectic, so my blog is too. I hope it'll provide you with some entertainment as well as some tips on marketing your small business.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


— Abby Buzon, "The Helpful Marketer"

Photoshop crashes NVIDIA GPU, switches to Intel: “Your graphics processor is incompatible”

July 1, 2022 |

UPDATE 10/26/22: Dell determined my graphics card must be bad came and replaced my motherboard… twice but that’s another story. THE PROBLEM PERSISTED. Yesterday, saw the update for Photoshop v.24. I THOUGHT it was the answer… and NVIDIA just crashed again, rendering Photoshop unusable. The best solution I’ve found is – Once in Photoshop, STAY…

Abby's Spam and Scam Awards

Spam, Scams, and the Scamming Spammers Who Send Them

July 9, 2021 |

Persistent scams have been invading my clients’ inboxes so I wanted to share some tips on identifying scams, reporting them, and keeping yourself safe.


How to Add a Description to an Envira Gallery

August 14, 2020 |

Can’t figure out how to add a Description to an Envira Gallery? You’re not alone! I searched docs and Google for too long and finally found it on my own. Here’s how to add some text to a gallery in Envira.

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The Hidden ManageWP Plugin on GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting & Other Issues Missing Documentation

July 21, 2020 |

UPDATE 11/22/21: GoDaddy Managed WordPress Breached It would be remiss for me to not update this article with the news of GoDaddy’s WordPress Hosting customers having their accounts breached for over 2 months. It could have been worse, sure. Mistakes happen; I get it. But this was a mistake that was preventable by following best…

Troubleshooting WordPress - from WordCamp Kent 2020

Resources for Troubleshooting Common WordPress Problems

May 31, 2020 |

Resources from my WordCamp Kent 2020 presentation, “Uh-Oh”: Troubleshooting Common Problems in WordPress.


Windows 10 Sudden WiFi Speed Problem – Unique to Dell

December 21, 2019 |

If you’re having issues with WiFi download speed suddenly dropping on your Dell, continue reading. If it’s not a Dell, head back to Google. My brand new Dell laptop, which I got because I needed speed to be able to do my job efficiently, dropped the WiFi download speed from over 100mbps down to 1.5mbps…

Beaver Themer & Pods - Limitations

Revisiting Pods and Beaver Themer; Conditional Field Connections

December 3, 2019 |

Pods and Beaver Builder (Themer) are an amazing combo. Shortcodes rock! But I have come to find one vital limitation with Pods and Themer – testing conditionals for values. That’s where ACF comes in handy.

5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Web Designer

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask your Web Designer

August 7, 2019 |

Even if it’s free or discounted or in trade… actually, ESPECIALLY if it is! This website will still be representing you! Just because it’s your brother, an old friend, or in trade for their services, doesn’t mean you don’t have any rights. Ask some questions, and make sure you’re getting something that will actually benefit…

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Building Anything with Pods & Beaver Themer

June 16, 2019 |

As presented at WordCamp Kent 2019! WordPress custom post types with PODS, then customize how posts’ content displays on the front end with Beaver Themer.

my beautiful new website!

I got a new website!

April 1, 2019 |

I’ve only been working on it for… 6 months. SIX MONTHS! It feels so good to finally have it finished. I’m about to embark on a few really big projects so I knew it was either now or never (or at least another 6 months). I know I’m not the only digital creative who has…