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  • Why is it that if I load my website and just leave it on the screen without touching anything it refreshes itself every few seconds or so?? I don’t have WP Wall plugin installed or anything that I am aware of that would have that sort of effect…

    Can YOU solve the mystery?? Does it happen when you visit the site??

    Truly baffled. H

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Deactivate plugins and swtich to the defaulf theme to test. Might be some javascript that is forcing the reloading.

    Sorry, but I DARE NOT!! It certainly never used to do that, so I think it’s safe to assume it is something to do with changes made.

    Any other ideas??

    I always appreciate a helping hand,



    On line 102, this bit of code:
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="10" />

    Is telling the browser to refresh every 10 seconds

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    Sorry, but I DARE NOT!!

    What I suggested is very typical wordpress troubleshooting. You didn’t indicate you had been making changes.

    But yes, Twelvefootsnowman points out you have a refresh meta tag at the end of the post on the front page, along with <meta name="shakespeare" content="shakespeare blueberrymuffin codswollop jimbo bannana skin ruby" /> <meta name="revised" content="Shakespeare, 19/10/2010" />

    Wow – you are AMAZING!! Yes – I was learning about HTML and so I was testing out a theory to see if I could put some ‘meta data’ on a page that no one else would have and then see if search engines would pick it up and thereby affirm that I was putting in meta data correctly! I knew the search engines would take a few days to gather any intel so I left it and forgot all about it – you are a smart guy! Thanks very much, I have removed sed code and now it no longer refreshes the whole time. MUCH appreciated, thanks buddy. H

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