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I have a theme but I don't know what it is and why it is acting funny (8 posts)

  1. anmaree.annarbortees
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have been assigned to manage my small companies wordpress site. It has already been created but I have to keep it running. It would be really helpful to know what theme this site is based on. It might be a custom theme.

    I am nervous about this because in another forum someone said

    "I think you will experience issues with most plugins adding elements below the page content; most plugins work the same way, and I'm afraid your theme structure won't be compatible with most of them."

    I'd like to know why this is? I don't to have issues with plugins.
    How do I avoid that?

    Here is a link to my site

    Thanks for the help in advance.

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you ask the person who told you that?

  3. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it is indeed a custom made theme;

    what exactly is the actual problem?

  4. anmaree.annarbortees
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    well something funky is going on with my blog section. When I click old posts at the bottom of my blog page it doesn't go to the old ones like it use to. it just returns to the same recent pots, but the page seems to change in the url.

    also I am using the jetpack sharedaddy buttons on the posts and on the single post pages the buttons are making a large amount of space under them because it is in relation to the sidebar.

    I believe my sidebar is not installed properly.

    I just want my theme and site to be sound and not run into these issues when I make changes.

    see old posts at the bottom of blog

    see large space under sharedaddy buttons

    thank you so much for your fast responses. I really appreciate it.

  5. Josh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    The first issue looks like something isn't working with the blog post pagination. There are some troubleshooting tips in the WordPress Codex that you could try and may help:

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Pagination#Troubleshooting_Broken_Pagination

    If all else fails you could ask a developer look at the theme code to help troubleshoot further.

    The extra space under the sharedaddy buttons issue looks to be from a combination of the blog post having a small amount of content *and* this line of CSS from the line 984 of the theme's stylesheet (or style.css file)

    article.post .blog-content .sharedaddy {
    clear: none!important;
    }

    If you look at this post about riding across America:

    http://www.annarbortees.com/2013/01/09/tees-for-the-troops-rammstein-airbase-germany/

    and compare it to the post that you linked to you'll notice that the buttons display nicely at the bottom of the left column. So part of the reason that there is extra space in the other post is the right column is longer. That and the left column was built to be equal to the right column (or greater) in length.

    You could try removing the above code from the the stylesheet decide if it looks better with the extra space above the sharedaddy buttons. This is about what it would look like with the space above the sharedaddy buttons:

    http://is.gd/ILkDT7

  6. anmaree.annarbortees
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you josh for the troubleshooting tip. I will look into that.

    I believe the main issue regarding the share buttons are the way my sidebar is positioned. But I don't understand the proper way to position it. The css of my sidebar is positioned relative and floating to the right. when I make my browser window smaller it jumps below my primary content. and in my archives.php I have had to put the
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?> right below <div id="content" role="main"> Isn't that not normal? It doesn't jump below the primary on my archive pages tho.

    Again, thanks for your help guys.

  7. anmaree.annarbortees
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok I fixed the pagination by taking out this code:

    <?php query_posts('category_name=blog-post')?>

    on my index.php

    I put that in originally so that only specific category posts would show up in my blog. but ended up backfiring

  8. anmaree.annarbortees
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Still have issues with sidebar because
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?> is inside the content div.

    when i dont have it in the content div, it sits below the content or disappears all together

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