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  • Resolved KristinH


    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?

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  • WPyogi


    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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?



    Forum Moderator

    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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