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WP SIMILE Timeline

Integrates the SIMILE Timeline into WordPress and provides an option interface for the various timeline settings.

General problem solving

  • If you encounter JavaScript alert dialogs/popups, the timeline has initialization or parsing problems. These error messages are triggered inside the SIMILE API and cannot be controlled by the plugin author. For support in this direction I recommend the SIMILE Google Group and the SIMILE Wiki.
  • Most basic problems have been discussed and mostly fixed in the blog comments.
  • http://groups.google.com/group/wp-simile-timeline is the official discussion group of this plugin which replaces the blog comment support since 21-03-2009.

The timeline does not show up in my page or post

  • Make sure you have the shortcode [similetimeline] included or <?php stl_simile_timeline(); ?> set up in your page or post.
  • Make sure the page-ID setting for the timeline is either 0 (zero) or an individual post ID. This option sets whether the neccessary JavaScript is loaded in the <head> section of your HTML.
  • Try to clean your browser cache and then refresh the timeline page. Since the widget uses loads of JavaScript, changed settings often take a while until they replace the cached version.
  • Make sure that you have included the wp_head() function in your template header file. Otherwise the required JavaScript library by SIMILE will not be loaded.

The timeline does not show any posts

  • The content for the timeline is retrieved inside the XML file /wp-content/plugins/wp-simile-timeline/data/timeline.xml.php. Try to call that file directly to see if posts show up there.
  • When the XML file shows posts and seems valid, try to clean your browser cache and refresh the timeline page.
  • Make sure you have checked at least one category to be timelined on the settings page and that there are public posts in that category.

There are no titles showing in the timeline

  • Please check if you have marked the checkbox Show labels for the desired band.
  • Try to clean your browser cache and then refresh the timeline page. Since the widget uses loads of JavaScript, changed settings often take a while until they replace the cached version.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.7
Last Updated: 2014-9-26
Active Installs: 800+

Ratings

3.3 out of 5 stars

Support

0 of 2 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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