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[resolved] Entire site broken upon removing Optimizer (6 posts)

  1. HarleyB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    I've been developing a site and it is nearing completion.
    I recently uninstalled Optimizer, only to find the_content() no longer returns anything - just blank.
    Even on pages with no shortcodes whatsoever. the_title() remains fine.

    Upon re-activating Optimizer, everything works again.
    I've now deactivated and deleted both NextGen Gallery (and 'uninstalled', after deleting all my galleries) and NGG Optimizer, and the problem persists. I install Optimizer again without NGG, and the_content() is working again.

    Before installing Optimizer everything was fine and running well.
    I've already spent hours and hours trying to figure out the problem, and now I'm afraid I'll have to rebuild the site back-end entirely (lots of work with Pods CMS and others...)
    This is all running on my local server at the moment.

    Thoughts?
    Thanks,

    Harley.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery-optimizer/

  2. Mark Jeldi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Harley,

    Thanks for using NextGEN Gallery Optimizer!

    This does sound very strange, however Optimizer is completely self-contained and doesn't alter your WordPress install in any way. When deactivated, it also ceases to interact with WordPress...which suggests there may be a problem with the post loop in your template.

    It sounds like the Pods framework offers two different ways of calling data, depending on whether you're creating new content types (outside the WP table structure/object architecture), or simply extending existing content types. Perhaps this has something to do with it.

    It's a little tricky troubleshooting this on your local server, but if you'd like to email me some of your files, I'd be more than happy to take a look for you.

    The source code from your browser on a troubled page, as well as any template/theme files and editor content used to create that page would be very helpful.

    Cheers,
    Mark.

  3. HarleyB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the response Mark.

    Yes I think I read elsewhere that it completely removes from WordPress on deactivation, but the problem is just so bizarre...

    In case of anyone with similar issues:
    My quick (possibly obvious) solution is to directly grab the variables with $pod->get_field(), rather than the_content(). I went with the_content() in the first place because Pods 2 documentation isn't complete and I was unsure of how to access the default fields in an extended Pod (of wp pages).

    All is good for now, and thanks again for the quick response. It's still bizarre issue, but no longer a problem.

    Harley.

  4. Mark Jeldi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Harley,

    No worries. I'm glad to hear everything's up and running.

    Thanks for sharing your fix, too. I'm sure that will help others getting started with Pods 2.

    All the best with your site.

    Cheers,
    Mark.

  5. Scott Kingsley Clark
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Pods 2.x uses all standard functions from WordPress for Custom/Extended Post Types, Taxonomies, Media, Users, and Comments. There's no need to use our own theming API, but based on your explanation of what's going on, it seems that the_content() should be working for you. We don't even change the_content(), since Pods plays nice with WordPress out-of-the-box and WP just does it's thing for most functionality.

  6. Mark Jeldi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for taking the time to share your expertise. Pods sounds like a powerful plugin, and could be very helpful for managing sites with a large number of custom content types.

    All the best with the project!

    Cheers,
    Mark.

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