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Elegant Theme (Delicate News) not loading properly on IE & Safari (13 posts)

  1. streetgrubsteve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It also sporadically displays the site weird on Safari.

    http://s173.photobucket.com/user/dieselclown/media/ScreenShot2013-04-26at104313AM_zps2b61840e.png.html

    On IE, actual posts show missing information (sidebar, post title, random things).

    I also occasionally just get a blank screen with the word error on the upper left.

    Can somebody please help?

    URL is http://www.streetgrubeveryday.com

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you see the site OK on Safari after reverting to Twenty Twelve theme?

  3. streetgrubsteve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your reply! Will I lose the functionality of this theme after I switch to Twenty Twelve?

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Think you're missing the point here, Steve.

    The point of switching to Twenty Twelve is to determine if the problem is in your theme or in WordPress itself. It's a diagnostic procedure, you eliminate pieces of code until the problem goes away, and then you know where the problem is.

    Until you determine where the problem is actually happening, there is no way to fix it.

  5. streetgrubsteve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, I was just wondering if switching back and forth would cause problems to my current theme.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. All of your widgets, custom menus and theme options will be saved in your database, so they will be automatically restored if/when you switch back to it.

  7. streetgrubsteve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    K thanks. Should I do a back up first just in case it was not saved? I am using BackupBuddy FYI.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Far be it from me to ever stop anyone from making a backup before they change something on their site! It certainly won't hurt any but I think you'll never need it. I chop and change themes all of the time without any loss of options, widgets, menus or content.

  9. streetgrubsteve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK- I'll play it safe for now and back up. It's a new theme for my website and I love it (so much more intuitive!), but not being able to find out why it doesn't load the same across all browsers is upsetting. I'll check back when it's backed up. Thanks again all!

  10. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just note that it is normal for a website not to work on all browsers. Different browsers read and interpret websites differently. Unless the theme has been developed specifically for every browser, it should not be surprising that it does not work on every browser.

    Edit: We're debating what I mean by 'work'.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually, I disagree. A theme should work effectively across all modern browsers. It may not match in a pixel-perfect way across different browsers (primarily due to the different browser rendering engines) but it should still look good and function effectively in them.

  12. streetgrubsteve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Out of curiosity, and to rule out the obvious. Can somebody here (with IE, Chrome, Safari, etc) open my URL to see if things are loading correctly?

    Specifically on IE, the sidebar and all my widgets including top menu tabs disappear when you click on an actual post.

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't access it in Chrome, IE or Safari. I just get a never-ending loading screen.

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