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  • Hi,

    I can no longer view my site ( on Internet
    Explorer and I think this occured after I upgraded to WP 2.6.1 from 2.2.2. I’ve checked this on 2 computers from 2 IPs. The page is not entirely missing, but all you see is the whole left sidebar, the whole header and up to the title of the first post, but nothing more than that.

    I noticed this last night. Since then a friend of mine tried to back up all of my files/posts and just start from scratch. We have since switched to a newer Theme, thinking that the older one was not WP 2.6 compatible seeing I was using 2.2.2, but it’s the same issue. i think that’s everything.

    Everything looks fine in Firefox and Safari!


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  • I’m sorry but everything doesn’t look fine in FireFox nor Safari (breaking margins in right column)

    I don’t want to offend the creator of this theme, but it’s full of coding errors. Multiple uses of the same ID etc. Looks like it was made by a WYSIWYG program on steroids from hell. I could write a list of all the errors and how to fix them but I’m afraid one of the moderators would complain that the post is too long.

    Fixing it would probably take more time than creating a whole new theme anyway. I can therefore only recommend you to pull the plug on it. Hey look at it from the bright side: You got a new version of WordPress here’s your chance to get a new theme!

    I just got this new theme and it said it was compatible with 2.6? 🙂
    Everything works fine except for IE, can we just fix the IE problem?

    Which version of IE are you using?

    7 at home & 6 at work. Both are doing the same thing.

    I can only tell you that the current theme that’s up right now is no-good. If you have another theme, activate it and I’ll have a look at it for you.

    NB. Just because it’s WP2.6 compatible doesn’t mean it generates valid XHTML & CSS code. It only means it doesn’t have any depreciated WordPress Template tags or parameters that send the PHP in a never ending loop.

    Have a look at and check your XHTML there
    and your CSS here:

    in the current situation it’s not a surprise that it look out of whack in IE, it’s a surprise it looks that good in FireFox and Safari

    Can you or anyone else in this forum provide me with a Theme like this one (3 column with an image on top) that works for WP 2.6?

    By the way, thanks for the links! I was looking for something like those last night!


    I switched over to the theme “Rhea 1.0 by Jai Nischal Verma”

    How’s this one?

    Thanks for your help!

    I still have the IE problem though! Is this a problem with WP 2.6.1 or could it be a problem with my hosting service?

    There are a lot of good themes out there.

    When I install WordPress for someone and include themes for them to choose from, I go through the following selection process:

    I first look at the list of compatible themes here:
    I download the ones I like and upload them to a WordPress site either remotely or locally (with WAMP)

    I make sure no plugins are enabled. Then I go through selecting theme by theme and validating the (X)HTML and CSS with the links provided above. (Use the FireFox Browser and install the webdeveloper toolbar which has validation buttons)

    If or when the validation fails with more than an obvious easily correctable mistake, I don’t even bother, I just delete the Theme and move on to the next.

    This is not only a great way to avoid problems with your WP site but you’ll get a pretty good overview which Theme authors are good out there and really know what they’re doing. Eventually you keep an eye open for new designs by those authors because you can use their themes without having to do much customization if any.

    Really do make sure you have all plugins deactivated during this process because if there’s an error in the code the plugin inserts into your page none of the themes will (seem to) validate.

    When I select a plugin I also check if it doesn’t screw-up the validation. If it’s an important plugin for me, I’ll correct the error and/or contact the maker of the plugin to let him know.

    You can also make your own theme, you know. Try it, if your attempt fails you’ll at least gain more respect for the hard work theme developers put into making their themes available for free.
    Personally I like the themes of Karen Blundell but I don’t know if that’s what you’re looking for. Maybe Jauhari’s themes are the direction you’re looking for.

    Does that mean that the Rhea Theme is bad, too?! 🙁

    There are a lot more themes that are compatible with WP 2.6 but the compatibility list is a good place to start. There are so many themes out there. you should see how may hits you get when you Google “WordPress Themes”

    I mean if you really like a theme and you can fix it so it validates, I won’t hold it against you. 😉

    It’s just that there are so many good WP themes, that I personally wouldn’t spend a lot of time fixing it if it’s full of errors. (I just don’t like cleaning up someone else’s mess)

    I am having the same problem with being unable to view my site on IE (looks fine on Firefox), but I do not believe it is the fault of the theme (as this problem is only intermittent).
    I had this same problem with IE previously, and had to change the structure of the permalinks to fix it.
    It has been fine until the last post went up. It is obviously not the permalinks now that are the problem as nothing has changed there.
    Are there any other suggestions as to how I can keep the site compatible for both Firefox and IE?
    Thanks for any help!

    I am having the same problem as candacem. After posting an article my blog is no longer showing in IE, but is working fine in Firefox and Safari.

    Does anyone know what could be going wrong, any assistance would be very much appreciated.

    I am having the same problem as candacem. After posting an article my blog is no longer showing in IE, but is working fine in Firefox and Safari.

    Does anyone know what could be going wrong, any assistance would be very much appreciated.

    Is there a solution to this issue as I am experiencing it aswell.



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    It would really help if you mentioned where your site was…

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