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  • Please post the style.css content

    May just be a coincidental host issue occurring at same time…consult host…

    Here it is! Though it is the original copy, before I messed it up. I think what I did was change one of the colors to “#fff”. If I’m remembering this rightly, it was after that that I couldn’t even get to my WP login page.

    I want to say that I changed the code from this:
    #logo a{ color:#424242; text-decoration:none; font-family: Garamond; font-size:30px; float:left;}
    to this:
    #logo a{ color:#fff; text-decoration:none; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:50px; float:center;}
    but I’m not sure!

    [You need to use a pastebin for posting that much code – please see: ]

    Your server isn’t responding. I doubt it’s related to any edits you made in the style sheet. Give your hosts support group a call.

    Thank you for your response! Very stupid question: how do I know who my host is? I was given the login information to do some work on a friend’s site.

    appears to time out on this hop:

    14 114 ms 95 ms 95 ms
    15 * * * Request timed out.

    current Dreamhost status :

    Might be related.

    Thank you all so much for your help! I greatly appreciate all your input.
    Does anyone have possible next steps? Or is there a consensus that I need to contact DreamHost?


    I made sure not to touch anything else (I crashed the site when messing around with the functions.php file a while back and learned never to touch it until I learn more about WP and coding etc.). I don’t quite know what to do next, as I can’t even log into the FTP server. Suggestions?

    Thank you for all your help!

    Sounds like a server issue – I’d suggest checking with DH. It would be very unusual for a CSS error to do what’s going on with the site – particularly if you can’t access it via FTP either. I think DH has a status page and/or you could post on their forums and/or send them an email.

    Aha! I tried to go the dreamhost website, and it timed out! Could this be the answer?!!


    LOL – maybe they have a MAJOR problem – yikes! – it would not load for me either (was going to find some links for you in my above post)!

    AWESOME! I mean, well, not awesome for dreamhost and its users, obviously. I love you all terribly for being so willing to help a newbie sort through a probably simple problem! I’ll post again tomorrow if I still can’t get in! Thanks again!

    Turns out it was the host! Everything’s in fine order now. Thanks again to everyone!

    Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    Dreamhost Status
    is a great place to check when hiccups occur.

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