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  1. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just started this this morning and it was working fine, even after putting up a few posts. But now, my posts are showing up both to the right and below the right column. Anyone have any idea what is going on? I would really appreciate some help. Thanks!

    http://www.mytwodollars.com

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    and you remove those posts and what happens?

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.mytwodollars.com/

  3. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now where that only post was, it just says NOT FOUND...its over to the right below the sitemap.

    Ugh.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    look at the validation link I posted. You have structural errors related to where your opening and closing div tags are (among other things).

    Upload fresh copies of that theme's files or download the copies you have and compare yours to the unaltered theme.

  5. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, I see that now. But since I was working directly on the web with the theme, I guess I cant just replace it with a correct one? Did I break it forever?

    Even when I go get another theme, it works fine. Thinking I could then just switch back to the theme I wanted, i did that and its still broken. So I broke the theme, right?

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You cant break a theme you've made no edits to. If you upload fresh copies (unchanged) than it ought to appear correctly -- assuming you have cleared your browsers cache, and you are not using some other sort of server side cache (wp-cache, for instance).

  7. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Upload from where? I am doing all of this directly on the wordpress site...i havent had to download any page yet. Appreciate your help.

    If i go select another theme, it all looks fine. (the posts). When i go select this theme again, its still looks screwed up.

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the theme you are using is NOT the default theme. However you got that theme installed, you need to do it again, with FRESH unchanged files.

    I am doing all of this directly on the wordpress site ...

    On what wordpress site? I think you mean where your blog is hosted, right, and that you have control over editing themes, etc..?

    Language is crucial here since you just suggested something else.

  9. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i am at a loss here. how do i re-install the default theme if i never downloaded it? i added adsense and sitemap directly on the web, not on my computer.

  10. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am changing files here:

    http://www.mytwodollars.com/wp-admin

    how do i get the default template back if i changed the one on there?

    thx

  11. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ok, lets start over.

    1. where is your blog hosted?

    ------

    You are not reading my posts.

    I didnt say you needed to reinstall the defualt theme.

    The defualt theme is included WITH wordpress when you install it.

  12. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    dreamhost

  13. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    1. Ok answered.

    2. How did you install the theme I originally saw when I clicked the link above? Thats this:

    /*
    Theme Name: Tiga
    Theme URI: http://www.shamsulazhar.com/wp/archives/31
    Description: A simple 3 column theme which is <a href="http://www.gravatar.com">gravatar</a> ready and also compatible with <a href="http://www.randombyte.net/blog/projects/falbum/">FAlbum</a>.
    Author: Shamsul Azhar
    Author URI: http://shamsulazhar.com
    Version: 1.0.1
    */

  14. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    From the WP dashboard, where it tells you to select a theme.

  15. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dashboard/Presentation

  16. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no, you didnt, thats how you activated the theme. THAT particular theme does NOT come with WordPress therefore you needed to somehow move that theme's (Tiga) files onto your webspace.

    Thats what Im trying to tell you you need to do again, AND you need to make sure they (the files) have NOT been previously edited by you.

  17. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes, really, i did.

    all i did was click on it. then, i went and looked at the site, and there it was, working perfectly.

  18. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Damon, where are you hosted? This may be a case of a host providing themes that don't come with wp normally....

  19. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dreamhost, just signed up this morning.

  20. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just read through all the code and there was a missing </div>. I put it in, and the site looks ok now, but it still wont validate fully.

  21. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    wonderful.

  22. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So, is one NOT supposed to edit through the WP dashboard, or is one supposed to? Should I be downloading my entire site by ftp here, editing in dreamweaver and then uploading?

  23. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes, ideally, but you shouldnt be editing in dreamweaver either :P (atleast thats what the gurus say) I use a plain old text editor.

    The biggest upside to editing locally, is that you have backups available for when you mess something up -- you just reupload the unchanged file (which is what I was always suggesting)

  24. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    so the dashboard is not really there to do posting/editing. its a "im on the road" type of scenario?

    I guess i didnt understand that I was supposed to download all my files, play with them here, and then upload them.

    how would you open style sheets and the like in a text editor?

    I REALLY appreciate your help.

  25. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well the ftp client I use has a built in text editor that I work with.

    .css files will open fine with either wordpad or notepad, as will .php files. You just need to use the "open with" option instead of "open" when right-clicking on them.

  26. damonq
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Awesome, thanks so much. Things are a little clearer now.

    Thx

  27. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    And maybe try the coffee cup freebie html editor....

  28. nickel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just to clarify the mis-understanding about where the theme came from in the first place, Dreamhost pre-installs a bajillion WP themes when you do the one-click install. But if something gets really messed up, it should be possible to scare up that theme with a quick google search and then reinstall it.

    And a word of warning if you modify your theme... Back it up before doing a one-click WP update, or Dreamhost might (=will) overwrite it.

  29. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes, thanks nickel, I was unaware of that until I read something related to that in another thread. It's certainly worth noting as its assumed thats not an issue.

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