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First Time WP User - Nothing But Problems! (24 posts)

  1. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm sorry to come out like a bitching kid, but I'm really frustrated with this whole WP thing. I really thought blogger sucked and then I tried WP...

    Anyway, can someone help me out here?

    Why does WP always butcher my html code? I'd make a post that contains embed code from YouTube, it will post it fine, but when I go to edit something (for example category, or even something inside the post) the code is all butchered, incomplete, missing vital parts so when I save after making my change, the whole embed is broken. It is exactly the same with other html. I would add float command to the image with padding on the sides and if I go to edit it, that padding is totally butchered. Why can't WP handle hand inserted, clean code?

    Furthermore, what's up with the image uploader? Actually, uploader works, it's when you go to inset the image to the post it gets all butchered. I chose to have the thumb created and linked to the page with large preview file. It linked to the non existent page (404 error). How can I make it so it actually works?

    So far nothing but problems...

    Thanks a lot,

    Mr. Frustrated

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you enter html code in the wysiwyg animal (Visual mode) - that will not work ever. It doesn't work anywhere, as far as I know. I assume if you are familiar with html, you don't really need the wysiwyg editor. I never have any problems with whatever code I enter. True, on all my blogs the visual editor is killed as the very first step after installation.

    The attachment page also works for me on any WP install.

    Maybe a link to see what's going on...?

  3. Cal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think this is a problem with almost any CMS or Blogging platform, all of them that I've tried anyways. I'm not exactly sure if it's because of security issues (in case you have writers), a development decision or just a shortcoming in the software. Either way, I too have had to learn that inserting code into the box is not always welcome. If you insert a <div> it changes it into a <p> tag.....and many other similar things like that.

    There may be ways around this, I think I read somewhere about a hack so that the admin could enter anything and it wouldn't try and "fix" it, but it's been a while and you'd have to do some digging to find that article or plugin, I forget what/where it was. I didn't pay much attention to it to be honest because I just didn't need it at the time.

    Hopefully that sheds a little light on your issues.

    If anyone has any information on the above mentioned hack or plugin, please let us know, I'm interested too.

  4. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I give up. I see myself going back to blogger. This is the blog in question - http://www.beersteak.com/

    Take a look at the latest post. I have this html code that handles the image I inserted using Code tab:

    <a rel="attachment wp-att-9" href='http://www.beersteak.com/sports/nba/greg-oden-out-nba-season/greg-oden.jpg' /><img src="http://www.beersteak.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/greg-oden.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Greg Oden" /></a>

    I insert it before the text, hit save and what happens is pure bull... My code gets changed into this:

    <a rel="attachment wp-att-9" href="http://www.beersteak.com/sports/nba/greg-oden-out-nba-season/greg-odenjpg/"></a><img src="http://www.beersteak.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/greg-oden.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Greg Oden" />

    Which is a disfunctional code that's good for nothing, pointing to a non existent page. I can edit and modify as much as I like, it will always be changed for me to this crap... What's wrong with this software?

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    the image I inserted using Code tab:
    If you see the Code/Visual tabs... your wysiwyg is active and that's in effect when you save the post or Page.
    I said disable it, turn it off (admin > Users > Your profile)!

  6. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey themesbycal,

    that sounds like something I need. WP is "fixing" everything I enter causing completely mulfunctioning pages and I spend whole day making a single post look decent. WTF???

    moshu - I have turned visual tab off. I never use it anyway... Hope it will help some.

    Can anyone still help me with linking pictures to a page with larger file? WP points it to a non existent page - http://www.beersteak.com/sports/nba/greg-oden-out-nba-season/greg-odenjpg so all I can do is to try to manually modify it so it points into the file itself (cause that is physically present on my server so I can find the URL to it, even though WP makes it a b1tch to modify that with its constant replacments of what I make it).

  7. Cal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yeah the image thing I don't get. Usually I can enter images and pick thumbnail or link to file etc. and it works fine. I've never really had any issues with that.

    Maybe try and just try it again from scratch, start a new page and upload/insert image again just to see what happens. If you've already done that, then I'm not sure what to tell you, I'll have to think........

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    First of all, you have some faulty code in your stylesheet:
    p img <--- here
    If removed, your thumb displays in the posts (now it doesn't) and then clicking on it it displays the image itself (not thumb!). However, since it is NOT set to be displayed on attachment, it doesn't go to its own page.

  9. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    moshu, I'm not sure I quite understood your post. Can you elaborate?

  10. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey themesbycal,

    I made 2 posts with pictures, neighter of them worked. I had to force it to link to the image file, cause that's a solid link - a file that physically exists on the server (thumb linking to the large version .jpg file)

  11. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am going to your site (FF on Win XP) and I do NOT see the thumbnail image in the post, although in the source code it is here.
    I turn on the Dev Toolbar > Edit Stylesheet and delete everything on the line p img... and suddenly the thumb pic appears in the post and it is clickable - taking me to this pic:
    http://www.beersteak.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/greg-oden.jpg
    (because the thumb is linked to image NOT to page!)

  12. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This part is causing troubles?

    p img {
    	padding: 0;
    	max-width: 100%;
    	}

    I deleted it form the stylesheet. Can you try again see if it works?

    PS - I'm on IE7 and thumbs have been displayed properly for me.

  13. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The reason why thumbs link to .jpg files is that if WP makes it otherwise link to the page that returns 404 error, in this particular case it is this one:

    'http://www.beersteak.com/sports/nba/greg-oden-out-nba-season/greg-odenjpg

    My goal IS to have it linked to a page with the image, rather than to the image file, cause I want to leave credit and copyright notices with images, which I can't ATM because wordpress is rendering non existent pages. Darn...

  14. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, I can still see it in the stylesheet, and while it is there I can NOT see the thumbs.

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There is something wrong with your whole install in that case. If after upload I select:
    thumbnail + linke to page + Send to editor... I get a code like this inserted in my post (visual gizmo killed!!!)

    <a href='http://localhost/222/wordpress/?attachment_id=4' rel='attachment wp-att-4' title='02_pic3.jpg'><img src='http://localhost/222/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/02_pic3.thumbnail.jpg' alt='02_pic3.jpg' /></a>

  16. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hmmm, if I choose thumbnail + linke to page + Send to editor... I get this:

    <a href='http://www.beersteak.com/sports/nba/greg-oden-out-nba-season/greg-odenjpg/' rel='attachment wp-att-9' title='greg-oden.jpg'><img src='http://www.beersteak.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/greg-oden.thumbnail.jpg' alt='greg-oden.jpg' /></a>

    ...and that's a non existent page.

  17. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's why I said there is something wrong with that install...

  18. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I didn't get any funny messages when I was installing and I downloaded the zip form wordpress.org :(

    Any ideas what a guy can do to?

  19. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't know. Files get corrupted all the time: during download, during unzip, during upload...

    Having only 3 posts - I'd even consider deleting and starting from scratch.

  20. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Bump for me...

    Anybody happens to have a solution to this to help me avoid reinstalling???

  21. Root
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you need a reinstall - and I agree with Moshu - there is no point in putting it off. Should be quick and straight forward.

  22. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Do you know if I can save any of my posts or settings and import them after reinstall?

  23. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have redownloaded the script from wordpress.org, unzipped and uploaded all files to overwrite what I currently have on the server, except from wp-config.php file and wp-conten folder and, voils... No damn difference!

    It does exactly the same thing as before - thumbnail + linke to page + Send to editor... gives me this:

    <a href='http://www.beersteak.com/sports/nba/greg-oden-out-nba-season/greg-odenjpg/' rel='attachment wp-att-9' title='greg-oden.jpg'><img src='http://www.beersteak.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/greg-oden.thumbnail.jpg' alt='greg-oden.jpg' /></a>

    ...am I wasting my time with this script? Is it ever gonna work? Should I just drop it and move on to something else?

  24. unclefecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for your help everyone - you were all wrong. Reinstalling was a waste of time as it doesn't solve anything. There is a glitch in the script, that's why it doesn't work. You can read about it here

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