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Inconsistent site appearance (13 posts)

  1. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello all,

    Using the Twenty Thirteen theme. Not a coder by any means... I use mostly plugins. Everything I've done is through trial and error.

    For some reason my site loads like this:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/103660308@N03/11003269946

    But in reality I want it to stay looking like this:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/103660308@N03/11003213135

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Looks like the CSS isn't loading for some reason. Have you modified theme files?

    Hard to help without seeing the site live so if you can post a link to it, that would be useful.

  3. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    http://www.libertystreetgeek.net

    I actually did ...

    The short story goes like this. I had the SAME issue with the twenty twelve theme. In that theme I figured out, or at least thought I did, that my scrolling news widget was the cause of this.. so I just switched themes, and got rid of the plugin.

    Things have been going fine for the last 48 hours. But now this..

    The one thing I did is I got rid of that HUGE silly category tag that happens at the top of the page when you leave the home screen. I just deleted it. :/ from the index.php I think. I coped it into notepad in case it happened to be the issue. I could restore it and see if it helps.

    Thanks a lot for helping, and pardon my ignorance with CSS, etc. I am truly a caveman with this stuff. :)

  4. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I would also like to note - I seem to have this issue in safari more than say chrome or firefox.

  5. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Oh .. and here is what I removed...

    <h1 class="archive-title"><?php printf( __( 'Category Archives: %s', 'twentythirteen' ), single_cat_title( '', false ) ); ?></h1>

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Looks like you have a caching plugin so that might be causing problems. Try clearing that and turning it off.

    Also, if you modify theme files, those changes will all be lost when WP is updated - so that's not a good way to go. You should be using a child theme to make changes -

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  7. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    YES! I am using W3 Total Cache, because my site was kind of sluggish. Is there a better option or an alternative option that I can use to maintain site speed? I don't mind if I have to pay a little bit.

    Also - I will certainly go with child themes from now on. I will experiment and figure it out.

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    There's nothing necessarily wrong with W3TC but from what I've seen, it can be a bit tricky sometimes. See if clearing and deactivating it fixes the problems.

    After this is sorted out, if you want to try another caching plugin, try SuperCache - lots of people use that one too.

  9. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Will do mate. I appreciate all your help. Truly appreciated. I will give SuperCache a try. I have gotten rid of W3 - everything seems fine.

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    You're welcome :)! I'm glad it wasn't too hard to fix.

  11. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hey -- maybe I can tap you for one more question...

    I know how to add "continue reading" to posts... that's easy enough with the built in functionality. But what I would like to do is make my home page not a long continuos run of content.

    Any idea how to insert a "more" or "pages" button to eliminate that long run?

  12. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    See if setting the number of posts fixes that:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Reading_Screen

  13. dlouismartin
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    HA! Nice work. It's funny that I was able to manipulate the CSS to my gain, but couldn't figure out a basic menu function. LOL... man.

    Thanks a ton. You've been a great help.

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