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[resolved] Lost recent post and categories after update (6 posts)

  1. trackingsharks
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    After the last update, I now have a scrolling banner at the bottom showing "previous post" and "top". I also lost the latest post on the left side and categories on the right. My latest post shows the older post s and categories above the post. Site is http://www.trackingsharks.com/

    Any ideas?

  2. tullphd
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    unless you save site options from before an update this causes problems.
    Are you using a child theme?
    because if not! when you update a theme it will basically cause you to have to do major rebuilding.

    I always set up as the activated theme a child theme. this way i can update the master theme when it updates, and I never touch the php code in the main theme.

    I will have the child theme running/activated and all changes are made to the child theme. Then when a theme updates I will save these changes to the child, and reapply them to the new updated child theme once it is set up.

    Assuming that you did not have a child theme in place prior to the update you will need to make all of the previous modifications to the new updated theme.

    consider very importantly to utilize a child theme for your site.

  3. trackingsharks
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I never changed the code. Just moved stuff around in the widgets section(they still show correctly in the widgets section, though not on the site) The theme was basically "out of the box" default, with added images.

  4. trackingsharks
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    So it had nothing to do with the actual update. Apparently the code below placed in a single post was throwing the whole site off.

    <div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;"></div>

  5. tullphd
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    then hopefully you can remove that post and see a corrected site.

  6. trackingsharks
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Yes, it worked. Thank you for all your help!!!

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