[resolved] WordPress theme only works in Chrome (4 posts)

  1. KristinH
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My organization's website was recently designed through someone who is no longer accessible to answer my question. He designed a template that works nicely in Chrome, but not in other browsers.

    I ran the site through a validator, and it's coming up with a few errors in the code. Is this the problem? If so, how do I access the code to fix it? If not, help?


  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seems to be okay in Firefox, but if it's not working in IE, that's likely because it is missing a DOCTYPE - that's a MAJOR problem.

    Looks like there are quite a few errors:


    This will get your started on fixing them - sounds like the header.php has some major problems - probably other files as well.


    You might want to consider switching to another theme that is supported as you may well run into more problems as WP evolves.

  3. KristinH
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had a feeling it wouldn't be a quick fix. Any templates you recommend? And a tip for transferring everything over, or is it just a matter of starting fresh?

  4. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, that's certainly an unfortunate situation :( . All of your content will transfer to a new theme, but it will be some work to redo settings/options and other customizations. For sure, start off by making a Child Theme - so that your changes won't be overwritten when the theme is updated:

    So far as a theme, I'd look for one that is current, has lots of users (see downloads number) and is well supported - check the forum for the theme. These are all good in that respect - in fact, all have their own dedicated forums and excellent free help from the developer:

    Weaver II

    You'll find those any many more great themes here:


    The new default twentytwelve theme is excellent as well.

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