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The theme has developed multiple issues (Load time, CSS, Category error etc.) (23 posts)

  1. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Dear developers!

    First of all,if you could please click on the archive link and tell me what crap this code is: http://www.successstories.co.in/archives-2/

    Secondly, some categories aren't opening; they are getting redirected to other categories.

    Third issue is the load time. I have checked with my host provider and they said that the problem was with the theme and not with the server.

    The blog gets about 3000 visitors a day and it is so embarrassing for us to not fix the error.

    Note: I deactivated all the plugins to see if any of them were causing the problem but the real culprit seems to be something else.

    I will appreciate your questions,

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wanted to add that the same theme had been serving us well for over a year and a half and no such issue occurred.
    Can it possibly be a fatal error in coding? The question is how to detect what is causing the problem.

  4. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your input esmi!

    I do not think Plugins are to blame. I have limited number of pluggins on the website and are being used for several months. And I have no idea how to switch to Twenty Eleven theme. Let me look around for similar thread.

  5. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The problem was occurring due to a faulty code in the header. I deleted it and the garbage codes are gone. But the site is still very slow.
    Can any of you shed light on that?

  6. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  7. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The front page has over 250 warnings?
    So I have to bring them to '0'?
    Or the WordPress themes do contain such warnings?

  8. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Some errors (and warnings) are not a big problem, but missing or stray or extra or unclosed tags are a problem. Duplicate IDs too. Google also does not like invalid code, so it's to your advantage to clean those kinds of things up.

    Yes, some themes do have coding errors in them - partly because some "errors" are not really mistakes but a result of changing coding standards or browser inconsistencies.

  9. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Yogi!

    I have asked my wife to try and fix 'em all.

  10. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    LOL! That's true love! But the real question is what are you doing for her? (Maybe you should not answer that here -- ha ha!)

  11. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is her website and her theme. As a responsible husband, I'm doing all I can..social media and the stuffs like that. The blog gets about 3k to 5k pageview per day so she is doing good :)

  12. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah okay...so you're really the good guy here - sweet. Sounds like you're both doing good!

    FYI, many of the errors are likely in her content...it's pretty easy to track those down using the validator results line numbers and Firebug and View Source of the rendered HTML code.

  13. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My 3 year old son is listening to John Mayor's Free Falling so she has got time to look into them one by one. She is saying that some warnings and errors are so confusing.
    I will keep the thread open and hope you will stay in touch.

    Thanks,
    Alex

  14. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    She is unable to understand some of them. For example the following:
    Line 210, Column 142: cannot generate system identifier for general entity "h"
    …tent/uploads/2012/11/Garrett-Camp.jpg&h=90&w=90&zc=1" class="teaser_img" alt="…

    She checked the first page of the blog:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/the-theme-has-developed-multiple-issues-load-time-css-category-error-etc?replies=13#post-3482192

  15. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    images are properly defined and are opening well, then why are they showing as warning?

  16. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Esmi and Yogi!
    She has worked on the validator and now the warning is showing to '0' earlier, it was showing 263. http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.successstories.co.in%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0&user-agent=W3C_Validator%2F1.3

    The real problem still remains the same...The site is still very slow.

    What else should be done?
    Please reply

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you try any of the steps I listed above.

  18. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi esmi!

    The theme related issues have been dealt with. The W3.org site validator doesn't show any warning. Now the problem is the load time.

    I did try deactivating all plugins but it did not do much help.
    My question now is how to minimize http requests. I have W3 total cache installed but it doesn't seem to be helping at all.

  19. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

  20. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We did that and it doesn't seem to be any theme related problem.

  21. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then there's nothing much else we can suggest. A site using the Twenty Eleven theme and no active plugins is just about as lean as it gets.

  22. alexwrld
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    esmi,
    Could you please tell me where I can get help regarding W3 total cache?
    The real problem with the site about 200 http requests per page.

  23. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

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