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[resolved] Version 1.3 issues (23 posts)

  1. GertyPhotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, I LOVE WP Float and have been successfully using version 1.2. I upgraded to version 1.3 thinking it was the best thing to do, not realising it was a significant change from 1.2, and encountered a couple of issues. I am using the Photocrati theme.

    1. Once it became a widget, I couldn't get my floating image to display on the very left of my screen. I could get it to display on the left of the sidebar, or the centre of the footer, depending on where I put the widget. I am using this plugin to display a blue facebook flag above the red Rewards flag on my site. I have re-installed version 1.2 for now and it is working as desired - http://www.gertyphotography.com.au.

    2. When I had version 1.3 installed, my rich text editing capabilities in the visual editor for posts and pages didn't work. I could type, but it was white plain text, and I had to highlight the text to see what was written. Now that I am back on 1.2, this problem has disappeared. The upgrade to WP Float 1.3 was the only change I made before I started seeing this problem.

    Could you please advise if these issues can be resolved? I don't like having "out of date" plugins that WordPress keeps reminding me to update, but the current version 1.3 just isn't working for me.

    I was so excited when I first found WP Float 'cause it did EXACTLY what I wanted :)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-float/

  2. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. I tested version 1.3 with a bunch of themes and it does show at the very left of the screen , perhaps your theme has javascript that is conflicting with WP Float. i will look into the Photocrati theme to see if I can replicate this and update this post.

    2.The rich text editor in version 1.2 uses wp_editor, unfortunately that functionality does not work well with widgets, you can read more on this at http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/20264 , i'm however still looking into this to see if there is a workaround

  3. GertyPhotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, I look forward to hearing your update.

  4. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for the delay, i installed the photocrati theme and added an image with WP Float, this image is set to top/left/float and it works fine, you can take a look at http://sandbox.webwiki.co/ , perhaps some customizations made to the theme you are using is the cause of the issue, I'd suggest you continue using version 1.2 since that works for your current theme.

  5. GertyPhotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the update. Could you send me a screenshot of the settings you use to get the image in that position, so I can try it one more time?

    jess@gertyphotography.com.au

    Thanks for investigating :)

  6. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    below is a link to the screenshot http://www.uploadscreenshot.com/image/1070599/917420

  7. GertyPhotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the link - I have upgraded to v1.4, and it works on the home page, but none of my other posts or pages. So close!

  8. chink12
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Awesome plugin. I am using it but it doesn't work the way I want it to. I want it to display a facebook/twitter image "which i have made clickable" I want it to float on the screen furthest left possible at the top. and scroll with the window. I put the widget in the footer are sidebar named (footer column 2) by my theme. The options are "float" "top" "left" (homepage posts pages category) are checked and the rest are at 0 value. Here is a screen shot
    freeimagehosting.net/o3yvi

    The image appears in the footer indeed exactly where i placed the widget. If i move the widget to a different sidebar it will appear there. I want it to appear and follow the page at the most top left though. Any help would be appreciated. Regards

  9. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @GertyPhotography , your theme may not have widget support added to pages/post , you can try using the shortcode for WP Float as described at http://webwiki.co/wp-float/ and that works on pages/post regardless of whether the theme has widget support or not

    @chink12 , can you please provide a link to your site so I can take a look to see why WP Float is not working as it should ? just as a test, when you try using the shortcode for WP Float, does that work ?

  10. GertyPhotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So would I have to put the shortcode on every single page and post?

  11. chink12
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wordpresswebsitebuilder.org i just seen the shortcode option. and no it doesnt work either.

    @gerty
    I think the shortcode is supposed to go in your widgets area in a text widget. well that's how i thought it's supposed to work.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @chink12: If that is your site, I would strongly recommend that you read http://wordpressfoundation.org/trademark-policy/ asap.

  13. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The shortcode is not for widgets but for posts or pages, the shortcode only works when you are actually on viewing the page or post, you can see an example at http://sandbox.webwiki.co/wp-float-shortcode-test/, the shortcode used on that page is [wp_float type="float" location="top" align="left" offsetlocation="" offsetalign="" speed="" width="" ]<a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/WebWikiCo/220588208033178"><img src="http://www.aweber.com/images/testdrive/facebook.png" alt="" /></a>[/wp_float]
    unfortunately you have to add it on each post/page that you want it to show on. The main reason for making WP Float into a widget is to give you the ability to run more than one instance of it, however seems some themes don't have widget support which is making the plugin not work for some people. in the next release i hope to make this work even if your theme has no widget support

  14. GertyPhotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Sam, I thought that was the case. The shortcode worked well, but I don't really have time to do it on every page and post. Look forward to the new release.

  15. chink12
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still waiting for an answer to why its working weirdly on mine

  16. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You should try adding the widget to the left/right sidebar of your theme instead of the footer. I've never tested WP Float in a footer widget so can't really tell why it is behaving that way. Let me know if it works with a left/right sidebar widget positions

  17. chink12
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When i put it in the sidebar it doesn't show up at all. I'll put it in the sidebar so you can view the source but its not showing up

  18. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    try changing your theme to the wordpress default twentyten/twentyeleven temporarily to see if WP Float works, if it does then your current theme may have issues handling widgets, its is also possible another plugin may be conflicting with WP Float. You can temporarily disable other plugins to see if it works

  19. chink12
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yea the plugin is great! It works on the default theme. Turned off all plugins n it still doesn't work. If you can tell me how to float it (which css files) etc that i have to edit would appreciate it.

    Cheers I use this plugin on other sites.

  20. orenlebbo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    Plugin displays ads well but only FIXED position is working.
    FLOAT does not - http://zeuspaclubs.co.il

  21. brin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hey sam,
    the plugin works great in setting>wp float options but i only want it to display on the four services pages.
    i tried using the widget and also pasting shortcode into the pages but to no avail.(where exactly should that be pasted, i pasted in the html top)
    can you tell me what i might be doing wrong?
    right now, it's turn on in wp float options.
    http://rfimedia.com/rfim/services/branding

    thanks for your help.

  22. samhagin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    if you want it to display on those pages only, I suggest using the shortcode instead. simply insert the shortcode into each of those pages. you can instructions on how to use the shortcode at http://webwiki.co/wp-float/

  23. brin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your reply Sam but i guess you didnt notice that i mentioned i tried using the SHORTCODE but it didnt work.

    Apparently, (based on hours of troubleshooting) the SHORTCODE is not working with the theme i'm using.
    However, is IS working in WP FLOAT OPTIONS.

    Since I need to display the menu on only 4 pages, is there any other suggestions you could offer?

    I really like the way this plugin displays images and would hate to have deactivate it. :(

    http://rfimedia.com/rfim/services/branding

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