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CG-FlashyTitles: sIFR 2.0 for WordPress... (107 posts)

  1. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nothing off the top of my head. You mean just activating it the site fails to render? That sounds like a header bug of some sort. Do the admin panels work?

    Generally, blank pages are php errors that are occurring but aren't being shown/output due to php ini settings/etc. Couldn't say offhand any compatability issues, last I tried it was with 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.1.3, all fine, and did some testing on both Linux and Windows environments (apache & IIS). PHP4 and 5 environments. So nothing jumping out. Obv, meant to just drop in and work. ;)

    You should feel free to ping me offline at cgcode at chait dot net if you want to discuss further, maybe we can put it through some tests late some night. I do have newer code than what's up on the site (I think!), but don't recall any major changes that cause/fix that.

    -d

  2. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Cool plugin, but its not working for me. The admin works correctly, no errors. But on my site, the code blocks appear empty. I wonder if this has anything to do with it? In my source, I have .sIFR-hasFlash h2 { visibility: hidden; }

  3. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No that is not the problem, the h2 is hidden and the flashy title displayed in its stead.

  4. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hrm ok...well I tried it on two utterly different WP installs, and same result..blanks where the text should be.

  5. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, you'll have to wait for David to respond or contact him as it worked without a hitch on all 4 sites on which I installed it and I have no idea why it doesn't work for you. Sorry.

  6. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey Arlo -

    Unfortunately, that's a good one -- if you are seeing everything fine in the Admin interface, that generally means the code is working properly, and you have Flash working properly. If it doesn't replace properly on the main site, I'd generally think it might be CSS related issues, such as an element being positioned/shifted improperly, or trying to force an element to a given size and the Flash doesn't fit so it doesn't show up. Something like that.

    -d

  7. klick
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hey david - i got the same problem. nothing appears instead of a blank white box.
    when i switch from my theme to another everything is working fine.
    so i thought it may be the css, but even when i switch to a theme using a blank css-file or when i delete mine it won´t work. strange … so i redefined the css of all my h2-tags (h2 is what i want to flashify) to size:0, margin:0 etc. nothing changes.
    any ideas?

    thanks for time and support.

    klick

  8. klick
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i got wp 1.5.2

  9. klick
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    everything is working fine now.

    tried diffent things and found the error.

    i massively changed the hardcode of wp because i´m gonna use it as a cms.
    i removed »<?php do_action('wp_footer'); ?>« of the original footer.
    returned it in - voila!!

    so :))

    thanks

  10. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hrm, why would a footer call make a difference? I use get_footer(); ...

  11. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Arlo, it is just yesterday's news. Today we call the footer with get_footer() and use wp_footer() which you will find in the footer itself. Many plugins need the wp_footer() hook to do "their job"

  12. greatbananas
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    wow thanks for the fix everyone.

    I had the exact same problem Arlo had. Then I added the <?php do_action('wp_footer'); ?> and it fixed it!

  13. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The footer call is used to 'run' the javascript changes on the page (I have other plugins in the works that use this hook as well). Any 'well behaved' modern theme should have either the do_action('wp_footer') call or just call wp_footer() (which does the do_action internally, thus much safer and streamlined...) somewhere near the very bottom of page generation.

    -d

  14. jaacob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Any clue why on a fresh installation of WP 1.5.2 with Kubrick, the font-size would change according to what I typed in the FlashyTitles backend on the index page, but the font size doesn't have an affect on the single.php page? It changes the font, so I know it's affecting it, and the inline style has the enlarged pixel size, but it doesn't change the size. Why would it be different from the index to the single in size only?

  15. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hmmmmm. I would guess this is a sIFR issue, not CG-FlashyTitles in particular.

    sIFR has algorithms for sizing the fonts -- and they don't 100% respect the number you specify... In some cases, I believe the algorithm will 'shrink' the font if the text wouldn't otherwise fit.

    Otherwise, it could be a CSS issue, if your actual CSS font size is different for the title on index.php versus single.php, the CSS is (again, somehow..) taken into account for the final sizing. If that's the case, there are specific things in the sIFR docs for overriding the CSS for things being sIFR-replaced, for exactly situations like this -- you just need the right CSS, and you can match the single and index headers in size >only< when it's the sIFR version of the CSS element(s).

    -d

  16. jaacob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the heads up - I just decided to design my own theme from scratch so I know exactly what is going on at each step. :)

  17. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Always a good (and reasonable!) choice when you start getting into hairier CSS work. ;)

    -d

  18. GuerillaRadio
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I installed the plug-in as directed (on 1.5.3) and there is no way to get to the Admin portion. There is no tab to click on.

  19. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You mean 1.5.2? I have a 1.5.2 install I've been working on the past few weeks to update CHAITGEAR and all of the CG Plugins, and just installed CG-FlashyTitles, clicked Activate, and the FlashyTitles top-level menu shows up fine. I'd have to know more about your site, possibly poke around, if it really doesn't work.

    -d

  20. GuerillaRadio
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Stupid typing errors... I meant 1.5.1.3. I just re-downloaded the plug-in from your site moved the folder and the php file to my plug-ins folder and there's still no menu option on the admin page.

    Are there any requirements needed for this to run that my host might not be meeting?

    My blog is at http://mildtenacity.com.

  21. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As an aside to your issue, you do know 1.5.2 addressed some security issues - meaning you should upgrade?

    If you were able to activate the plugin, I see no reason why you shouldn't at least get an option mention called, "FlashyTitles."

  22. GuerillaRadio
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there any way I can diagnose/troubleshoot this problem and relay information to you guys?

  23. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Let me see if I can find and install 1.5.1.3 locally. It is possible that in moving to support 1.5.2, I somehow broke backwards compatability (they've changed the menuing system multiple times since the original 1.5 release...).

    -d

  24. GuerillaRadio
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for looking into it.

  25. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you upgraded to the more secure version of WP, he wouldn't have to be bothered (and it is not like it is going to cost you anything but your time).

  26. GuerillaRadio
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry, I don't have any control over which version I'm using. My host decides that.

  27. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You mean you can't upload the new version over the one the host installed? That's odd....

  28. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you can upload files (don't know how you can have a website without that ability) you can upload the 4 or 5 files necessary to upgrade to 1.5.2 (Incidentally, I don't think this particular issue is version related anyhoo)

  29. jaacob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Separate question related to FlashyTitles (I'm not supposed to start a new thread, right?)

    I was testing out a new title for flashytitle and didn't like it, so I went to delete it out of the backend. Instead, all of my flashytitles got deleted in one fell swoop. This has happened a couple of times - first time I thought it was something I did, but now I'm positive - if I click any of those "x" boxes and agree, all of my settings are lost.

    Running 1.5.2 and FT 1.1 - any ideas? Thanks.

  30. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yep, not very nice is it?

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