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tale of 2 wordpress sites (4 posts)

  1. jimyarrow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm running 2 WordPress blogs within my overall site with exactly the same custom theme for each. It appeared that everything was working just ducky, but for some reason, one of the blogs, "news" is now failing randomly from selected users.

    I can replicate the problem when I go into Internet Explorer 10.0.9 and flush history. When I do this, when I try to load this URL:

    http://www.morningsiderecovery.com/news/

    it loads the banner and nothing else. On a few reloads, it will finally work. As mentioned, I have a second WordPress blog on the same site here:

    http://www.morningsiderecovery.com/blog/

    with exactly the same theme (in fact I deleted the custom theme on news and reloaded it, just to make sure), so I don't think it's the theme.

    Here are the custom plugins that I have turned on and am using:

    Fix Multiple Redirects 1.2.3
    Google XML Sitemaps 3.2.9
    Hello Dolly 1.6
    PubSubHubbub 1.6.1
    RSS Atom Avatar 1.2
    RSS Icon Widget 4.0
    Scissors Continued 2.1
    SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2 1.535
    SEO SmartLinks 2.7.6
    SEO Ultimate 7.6.1
    Tidy tag cloud 1.0.1
    WP No Category Base 1.1.1
    Yet Another Related Posts Plugin 4.0.5

    When I try running the same test on the blog site, it loads every time. Any ideas why the blog WP site would load just fine, and the news WP site wouldn't? This has me tearing the few remaining strands of hair I have left in my head out.

    Thanks so much.

    Jim Y.

  2. kjodle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nothing shows up for me at all in Firefox 19.

    Somewhere you have this code:

    body {
        background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent !important;
        opacity: 0 !important;
    }

    Which makes your entire website opaque. (You wouldn't see anything if IE handled opacity correctly.)

    When I delete that code in Firebug, your site shows up just fine. You need to find where that code is coming from and delete it.

  3. jimyarrow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's part of the Visual Website Optimizer code snippet. I think they are using it to "hide" the variation when doing a/b testing. This code is in use across the site (including on the template for the blog). I don't think this is the cause of why news is blank but blog is not (given that they are using exactly the same template).

    I can't turn that off as we are in the midst of an A/B test right now, and I don't know what might be screwed up if I turned the code off.

    Jim

  4. kjodle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just comment it out:

    /*
    body {
        background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent !important;
        opacity: 0 !important;
    }
    */

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