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Tags or Catigories don't appear on my site (29 posts)

  1. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'm new for starters.

    Created new tags and categories, removed the calendar since I can't get it do be active. Neither the Tags or categories appear on my blog
    http://www.casacanopy.com

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Try switching to a default (twentythirteen) theme to see if it works there. You should also be aware that the theme you are using is not released under the GPL licensing requirements of WP - so it's not supported here at all. I'd strongly suggest you find another theme ASAP. Here's more info on why:

    http://www.chipbennett.net/2010/12/10/only-download-wordpress-themes-from-trusted-sources/

  3. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Oh, dear...I just payed to have this site created, it is specifically for marketing this property. This is the reason the developer used it.
    This project was in development for way to long now and our busy season is at hand. Is there another way to resolve my issue?

    Richard Sher
    .

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Rats, that's certainly an unfortunate situation.

    Did you try testing it on a default theme - to see if it IS, in fact, a theme problem?

    IF so, this really is something you'd need to ask the developer who did the site for you and/or the theme vendor.

    Even aside from the GPL issue, these forums only provide theme-specific help for themes downloaded from here:

    http://wordpress.org/themes/

    In the case of commercial themes, we don't have access to them so really have no way to help - http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Commercial_Products

  5. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    OK, Gone through four different developers so far. I drag my self down this long dirt road one more time.

    Richard
    .

  6. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    is there a way to stop the developer from removing or disabling my site?
    Can they change the password with out my consent.I have changed the password on WP but I am worried that I'm being taken for a ride again.

  7. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    OK, I figured out with the help of a friend how to display TAGS!
    The theme is not the problem

    What follows is my best attempt to define where I'm at and my thirst for a clearly illuminated direction:

    I have worked with the aid of a friend to resolve most of my immediate questions...all pertaining to managing the site casacanopy.com a web site I thought would be useful if not necessary to launch my marketing effort aimed at renting the home I own and manage.

    I feel like I'm emerging from a dust cloud of misinformation about what is really important in an online presence, specifically for the purpose of attracting and capturing qualified customers. I am effectively using VRBO, this site is my way to extend beyond what is currently in place.

    Now I am starting to grasp that the integration of Facebook, linked-in, Pinterest and Google+ (circles) are what will bring me what I'm looking for, client bookings. Being masterful at integrating these social network resources appears more meaningful that what SEO delivers from blogging, meta tags, key words, pay for clicks.
    I'm am a newbe so this post is the distillation of one very long and disappointing week of being ignored by the person I payed. Final payment demanded before my questions will be addressed by a guy that as it now appears must of spent just enough time to download WP, install a theme that is not active as it was never paid for (although it shows up as functional) the installation of a SEO plugin called Yost, a few paragraphs of text written about my home the rest copied from VRBO (www.vrbo.com/426521) and the photos of the home which I supplied.

    No Training is being offered by the developer at this time nor emails answering my questions like "how do I make my TAGS show up on the site?" or where is the background picture changed and would you please change the font styling.

    This is the fourth person I have hired to build my site, it shucks...I should have put in the time and patience from the start instead of wasting valuable time and money.

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'd certainly be frustrated too with that kind of situation and behavior of developers - I'm sorry to hear of such a bad experience.

    But it also doesn't change that we don't have access to the theme you are using and it's not one that we can help with (the GPL license issue is a deal-breaker, sorry to say) - so that greatly limits the help available here.

    If I were you, I'd switch to a theme that is supported here - in the long run you'll be better off you'd really be better off getting rid of a theme that has encrypted links and who knows what other "bad stuff."

  9. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Can you indicate if either of these two themes are supported:

    1.Dandelion
    By Pexeto

    2. Sky
    By Elegant Themes

    I'll work at it..then I'll be back.

    Richard

  10. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Is there a temporary location like a sandbox to alter the theme in order to preserve my work Or is this what backups is for?

    Thanks;

    Richard .

  11. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Me again;

    Would you please reply to the last two posts of mine.

    I'll purchase a GPL theme, I'll do anything to become proficient at WordPress. Generating income from this property is my only way to earn money. Kids in College -you understand.
    Also..it looks like social media content management is a skill I must learn. Is this your opinion as well?.

    Richard
    .

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    First try selecting a theme from http://wordpress.org/themes/

  13. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    ok

  14. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Would you have a recommendation for a real estate site.
    I've purchased for themes already and it look like non of them are suitable based on your comments.

    I own these as I mentioned:
    Can you indicate if either of these two themes are supported:

    1.Dandelion
    By Pexeto

    2. Sky
    By Elegant Themes

    Richard
    .

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'm sorry but as these are commercial themes, we cannot comment on their suitability. We do not support commercial products here.

  16. Richard Sher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Alright
    thank you

    Richard
    .

  17. rsher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    OK, Before I purchase this theme: http://organicthemes.com/demo/response/

    I want to make sure that this is a GPL theme and that I can get support from this form regarding basic use of features, creating pages, posst and general site development.

    Please let me know so I can get on with this task.

    Richard
    .

  18. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    For general WP questions, sure.

    We don't have access to commercial themes - so can't help with theme-specific questions. But so far as I know, that vendor provides help/support for their themes?

  19. rsher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    but if I understand you, I will need to remove the theme, Realestator and replace it with this GLP theme in order for you to talk with me on this forum. Is this correct?

    My only issue now is that I can't add a post to my home page with out breaking the image slider.

    Richard
    .

  20. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Yep - switch that over and I'll be happy to look at it - I'm guessing you won't have the same problem :).

    BUT, really, if you are using a commercial theme and you come to the forums with a problem, you'll generally be asked to deactivate plugins and switch to a default theme (twentythirteen for example) to see if that solves the problem. If it does, then you switch to the theme - if the problem reoccurs, that points to the commercial theme having a problem and in that case, the developer is the point of support - partly because we have no access to those themes so have no way to help with them and partly because it's part of what you pay for with a commercial theme. See also:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Commercial_Products

    If you want 100% help on these forums, you need to use a theme from here:
    http://wordpress.org/themes/

  21. rsher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    WPyogi;

    Thank you again. I'll start by getting the theme installed...

    R
    .

  22. bonnieroyster
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    My problem is that the tags show up on the blog. I want to use them for SEO purpose but do not want them to show on the blog for customers to see.

    http://davisbodyshop.com/iihs-crash-test-ratings/

  23. rsher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    WPyogi;

    I am set up with the Organics/responsive theme.

    Can you tell me, on the forum where I find the controls for adding images to the slider (featured) as an integral part of this theme.
    these emails were sent to Organics support yesterday, nor reply as of yet.

    Well it looks like I'm a bit stuck.
    Do I need to somehow include the plugin called Option Framework?
    If I do shall I download it and then FTP it to my ISP?

    IF not then I'm clueless ad how to do any thing with the theme.

    Do I need to somehow include the plugin called Option Framework?

    Is the supposed to be some visual control panel or something that I interact with?

    My first concern(need) is to get the pictures (of this home) into the large home page display. The images are on the page called images just not on the home page. I want to you know that I'm doing all I can to resolve these issues before reaching out to you.

    So I think that's it. For today I'd be ecstatic to just add the slider to my home screen.

    This forum is so important to me. Thanks you again.

    Richard
    .

  24. rsher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I should mention that I have Dyslexia. I'm very sorry for the punctuation mistakes. I proof my posts but my encoding often typos.

  25. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Richard - unfortunately, we have no access to commercial themes so have no idea how they are set up. But looking at this page:

    http://www.organicthemes.com/response-theme-legend/

    it looks like yes, you need to install that plugin - which appears to be this one:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/options-framework/

    You should be able to install that from your Dashboard - see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins#Installing_Plugins

    See if the theme documentation page above explains more. This really is something Organic Themes will have to help you with - I would if I knew the answers :).

  26. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @bonnieroyster - please start your own thread if you need help.

  27. bonnieroyster
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I want the tags, etc. not to show on the website to the customer.

  28. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @bonnieroyster - yes, and you need to start your own thread per:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Where_To_Post

    If you do not know how to do that, click here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting#postform

  29. rsher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thanks, I will do it.

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