WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

social media buttons disappeared (35 posts)

  1. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please help. I upgraded to 3.5.1 today and everything looks fine still except that all the social media buttons that appeared beneath each post are now gone. I downloaded database files before hand, and a website backup.
    Why is it that when you even look at a wordpress site the wrong way it BREAKS???? Very frustrating. You can't add plugins, can't upgrade, can't do a thing without it breaking.

    Here's my site:
    http://www.annarbornights.com

    Thank you for your help, but I have a feeling I won't know how to go delete the code that you are gonna tell me about. I just want the thing to work. I can't be spending my days googling "I broke my wordpress site." Please God, HELP!

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Which plugin are you using for the social icons?

  3. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't see a plugin for it. I didn't build the site.
    Can I attach a screenshot here so I can show you my plugins?

  4. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's all my plugins:

    AddThis Social Bookmarking widget
    Akismet
    Attachments Pro
    Bliss Drive Hit Counter Plugin
    Complete Central Backup (not activated)
    Contact Form 7
    Flash MP3 Player JW2.3
    Hello Dolly
    Velvet Blues Update URLs
    W3 Total Cache
    WordPress SEO
    WP Facebook Open Graph protocol

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It could be this plugin 'AddThis Social Bookmarking widget'.

    First try switching to a theme like Twenty Eleven to see whether it's an issue with your theme.

  6. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If I switch themes, won't it wipe out the custom design I had done with the starry background and logo at the top?

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It'll only reset some theme options. Your design will of course change, temporarily, but the only thing that you'll need to redo is the theme options if you have any.

  8. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's asking me to update themes but I'm afraid to do so. Once stuff breaks on this thing I don't know how to fix it.

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Don't do anything you're not comfortable with.

  10. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And it only happened when I upgraded to 3.5.1. So maybe my these in not compatible with the new version. And I don't know how to fix that. Maybe I should ask the guy that designed my website?

  11. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe I should ask the guy that designed my website?

    Maybe, ask whether he's designed the website on a theme that's available on WordPress.org. If he did, you can use these forums for support.

  12. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's based off the twenty eleven theme I think - a remix I think it said.
    I just went to APPEARANCE, WIDGETS, and then TEXT dropdown menu and this is what I found: (looks like it describes the icons that used to appear beneath each post)

    <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style">




    </div>
    <script type="text/javascript">var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false};</script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username="></script>

  13. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And it's not letting me copy & paste the code....

  14. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're going to need to wrap your code in backticks for it to parse properly in these forums.

    Backticks or the 'code' button above the post. Wrap your code in that.

  15. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style">
    <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_google_plusone_share"></a>
    </div>
    <script type="text/javascript">var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false};</script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username="></script>

    Thanks!

  16. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, in which page is it that these social icons are supposed to appear?

  17. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    at: markbialek.com/blog/

    And beneath each photo on the home of the blog page, there was a like button, a share button, google plus, and one more I think. They were small buttons lined up together horizontally.

  18. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://markbialek.com/blog/
    lined up in a row beneath each photo, like the guy holding the crab photo...
    was a like button, share button, google plus.. and one more I think. they were small buttons.

  19. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What if you try deactivating plugins one-by-one to explore whether any could be conflicting.

  20. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, will try, thanks

  21. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, now I'm getting this: Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?

  22. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, got it back. Still deactivating plugins one by one.

  23. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe if I switch back to the old version of wordpress. is that possible?

  24. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is possible.
    I've never looked into it so I wouldn't know how.

    Before you switch, you need to consider that earlier versions of WordPress are open to security flaws. The newest version of WordPress has been updated to (just one reason) circumvent security flaws in its previous versions.

  25. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have a full backup of your site and your database that you can restore from?

  26. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I do have a full backup, at least I think it is a full backup. Went to my cPanel at my host and downloaded it. I don't know how to restore it though. I'm afraid I'll break more stuff doing it!

  27. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it possible that this thing could just stop breaking? Is there a plugin for that? Completely frustrating. And then they want $$ to fix what should have worked right in the first place.

  28. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're using a custom theme - so there really is no way for anyone here to know what the problem is. Yes, it should certainly have worked right - but you need to take that up with whoever made the site for you.

  29. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks

  30. SomebodyHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The guy who designed it wants to charge me $120 to put the button back. I guess I'll just live without them. I don't have unlimited money to spend.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic