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WordPress not displaying properly in IE (15 posts)

  1. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello World,

    So this website works great in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, but not in Internet Explorer. I really have no idea how to approach this.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Rebecca

    gandyprinters.com

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's due to coding errors on your site:

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fgandyprinters.com%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

    See this page for more info:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Validating_a_Website

    For starters, you must have a valid doctype on every page. Who designed that site?

  3. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. I did. When you say on every page, would that mean just in the header file since every page calls that, or in every file?

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, the header.php file must have a Doctype

    http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_doctype.asp

  5. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for pointing this out. I feel very silly that I overlooked all of this. I really appreciate your help, and that you did so without being rude.

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem, everyone here is learning...from wherever they are. Work on those errors and post back if you need more help.

  7. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks again!

  8. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have a moment, can you help me with something?

    I'm getting this error:

    Line 11, Column 16: there is no attribute "property" <meta property='og:locale' content='en_US'/>

    But I'm not sure how to fix it?

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is the property meta attribute used for?

  10. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I honestly couldn't tell you. It just started showing up. I'm validating the code and found a lot of errors. In fixing some, this started happening.

  11. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  12. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, so I'm assuming it's there because I've linked to a facebook account with it... It's calling it as a validation error. Is this something I can fix and how? Could I be linking improperly to Facebook?

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not sure how to resolve this while still having valid markup.
    You can always test what affect this is having on your webpage by removing it, then placing it back after the test. Is this your main concern, that it may be affected IE's layout?

  14. r.sumerall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I took out the link to Facebook and the error still remains.

    My concern with IE is that it was the only browser displaying incorrectly; this lead me to validating the site (something I should have done already). Currently I'm trying to validate everything, then I'm going to focus on fine-tuning the appearance issues.

    So far, the validations I've already done have corrected most of the display issues.

  15. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are unwritten laws for Internet Explorer that defiance may not throw errors in the validator, but will cause formatting issues.
    Try these resources (google search result).

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