Support » Fixing WordPress » SITE IS CRASHING

  • Hi,

    I recently updated my WordPress Version to 2.7.1 from 2.6 or so…

    And now, if I visit the site AT ALL, it crashed Safari completely. I have to Force Quit.

    I had never had this problem once with the old version of WordPress.

    I am running some Google Ads and also some Amazon Ads but I was doing this before and never had any issues. I’ve made no real changes to the programming other than adding a post or two since the change.

    Any thoughts?

    I’d check on the template being used (hasn’t changed) but if I do then Safari will crash and I’ll lose this message…

Viewing 11 replies - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator


    And now, if I visit the site AT ALL, it crashed Safari completely. I have to Force Quit.

    Link please? Also generated HTML should not be able to crash a browser; that’s a bug on the browser side of the fence.

    Try using Firefox just to see what happens. If you post a link to that site I’ll look at the HTML with curl or wget.

    Thanks for taking a look. I don’t have Firefox but I’ll try to find a computer that does.

    have you validated your page lately?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator


    That’s a lot of validation problems: 445 Errors, 39 warnings. That’s most likely what’s causing Safari to go insane. On my Firefox browser the page looks ok.

    The cumulus tag cloud generates huge lines, try disabling that widget just as see-what-happens. The embedded training song of the day uses <OBJECT but that shouldn’t crash your browser.

    See if you can get in via another computer, change the theme, and then go back and see if Safari blows up using a different theme.

    Okay, I’ll give it a go.

    Yeah, I couldn’t believe all the errors. But to my eye (and maybe my outdated coding) a lot of those didn’t seem like errors. Maybe a lot of what I used to know has been deprecated? I never thought of </div> as problematic…

    Well, I took out Cumulus and the site took a little bit longer to crash (I got to scroll further down the page before it shut down). Argh…

    Hmmmm…

    So, did the programming requirements (syntax) change when I upgraded WordPress? There are several errors in the validation page that I didn’t think of as errors (I guess my knowledge has been deprecated).

    If you don’t mind a couple quick questions on the coding that appears to be in error (and appears most commonly)

    So should all of my IMG tags be made lower case to “img”?

    <IMG border=2 SRC=”http://….
    – seemed to keep coming up because something was wrong with the 2. Should it be in quotes?

    …mpbell.jpg”></div>
    – here it said end-tag omitted. Should I throw in a slash in the IMG tag? So maybe……..mpbell.jpg” /></div>?

    I won’t sit here and try to turn this into an intro programming course. I just thought you might have the quick answer for these ones…

    So should all of my IMG tags be made lower case to “img”?

    yes – everything in xhtml should be lower case <p>, </ br>,

      `, etc.

    – here it said end-tag omitted. Should I throw in a slash in the IMG tag? So maybe……..mpbell.jpg” />

    that’s it exactly

    I think if you make the IMG and SRC lower case – it will quit bugging you about the 2.
    And don’t get discouraged – most of these errors are cascading and when you fix one you will have fixed a bunch.

    There isn’t any kind of “find and replace” command in WP-admin, is there?

    Just a quick note to say that I updated Safari to the latest version and the site and program stopped crashing. That said, I would LOVE to hear that wordpress has FIND AND REPLACE!

    And thanks again for the help so far.

Viewing 11 replies - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • The topic ‘SITE IS CRASHING’ is closed to new replies.