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  • Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    I was able to restore my web site using my back up with my web host’s help. I reverted back to the older 3.2.17 version of Customizr running on WordPress 3.9.14 and the site is running fine now. I don’t know if the problem is I need to update to current version of WordPress before I update the Customizr theme or if there is another problem. I’m afraid to update Customizr without finding out more about why it crashed my site with a fatal error as two technical support reps from my web hosting company verified that the new version of Customizr is what crashed the site. Appreciate any ideas anyone has about what might have caused it and what to do to be able to update the theme. I really like Customizr and haven’t had any problems with it till now. Thanks!

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    @gmandler Yes, that is what i’m thinking, is there is some setting that messed things up. But it sounds like it’s affected others as well, maybe it’s more wide spread than Inmotion. And honestly, my bet is that Inmotion reps only know so much, but it was a bit aggravating when they kept insisting I “just” needed to optimize my site and then it wouldn’t be so slow…When I’d say but why would the speed change dramatically all of a sudden, it’s not logical.

    At least I’m very grateful for this Customizr support forum and @electricfeet which gave us the solution!

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thank goodness for reading this support forum string, it fixed my problem, too! I suddenly had the same issue 9 days ago. I didn’t do anything differently to my site when it suddenly developed the same super slow loading problem. And this fix worked! Thank you so much, @electricfeet! (My web site is gooseling.com, running WordPress 3.9.2, Customizr 3.1.24.)

    I also spent countless hours troubleshooting my site, and initially blamed my hosting service Inmotion. They gave me advice about optimizing my site which I spent tons of time learning and working on but was puzzled since I couldn’t understand why optimizing my site or not hadn’t affected its speed before. I implemented the W3 Cache plug in, checked size of all my images to make sure they were small enough, ran the site through developer speed tools, etc.

    I’m still working on learning some of the optimizing lingo and fixes, slower going for me as I’m not a developer. For example, eliminating render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content, figuring out how to change some of the image URLs that automatically have a ? in them which i’m reading can slow down speed but now that doesn’t seem as pressing since this logo fix seems to have done the job. I’m going to look in the general wordpress support forum for info on these issues and do more reading on them.

    Thanks for your advice and help, this support forum is fantastic!

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks, @senorwakko1, I was going to try out the unity dog plugin but my partner/sister who did all our unity programming thought it duplicates what is in the webplayer.html file and that I shouldn’t use a wordpress plugin for this purpose. (She does the unity programming for our games and I take care of our website in WordPress but i’m not a programmer and have learned by reading the documentation & blogs.)

    I’ll try the Unity Dog plug in right now…i was also a bit nervous since it doesn’t really have documentation and doesn’t say it’s been updated for the latest version of wordpress but seems like it’s worth a try! Thanks for all your help.

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks so much @senorwakko1. I had read this link http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/307079/unity-webplayer-embed-in-wordpress-page.html when I was searching for embedding the unity3d game, the problem is maybe I’m not understanding it, but it doesn’t explain the how to steps. I’m not clear on whether I upload both the game’s webplayer.html file and webplayer.unity3d file to our web server (and to what part of our web server), or if i need to do something else.

    So appreciate if you have advice on what the steps are for the webplayer.html file and webplayer.unity3 file and if there is something else I need to do as well. Thanks so much!

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks so much, @electricfeet. Great info, I didn’t know about Firebug before.

    I’ll mark this query as resolved since the 3 of you gave me the perfect info I need to take care of these issues. Thanks all, I learned a lot today!

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Wow, thanks so much to both of you for all your help,@salsaturation and @d4z_c0nf. I want to put a border around each individual text widget. Sounds like you’ve each given me a great approach to use.

    @salsaturation, I’ll look into that widget class plug in to make the process simpler, though it sounds like I can also do it alternatively by finding the name of a specific text widget.

    So appreciate your both sharing your expertise with me, hope you have a great weekend!

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks so much for your help, @d4z_c0nf. That worked perfectly for putting a border & padding around my social links box which is great. What is the code for a text widget? I used a text widget to make my Cavity Dragons ad that is right underneath the social links box – it has the headline Cavity Dragons Game – Find Out More & then the image of a cavity dragon with a gold background.

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks so much for your help, @salsaturation! I confess I don’t have programming experience, but have been trying to learn as much as I can about WordPress to enhance my sites. So am not sure what a manual class is, is that a text widget?

    I used a text widget to create my Cavity Dragons ad in my right sidebar, by combining the headline that says “Cavity Dragons Find Our More” with a link to the Cavity Dragons image. Is a text widget a “social-block widget widget_social” and .widget_social? Want to make sure I understand properly. So I put in the Custom CSS box first code this that you wrote:

    <aside class=”social-block widget widget_social”>
    REST OF THE HTML AND CONTENT
    </aside>

    followed by this –
    .widget_social {
    border: 2px solid #eee;
    padding: 15px;
    }

    Am I understanding correctly? I’m planning to add more of these text widgets highlighting different things to my right sidebar so really appreciate your help so i’ll know how to put a border around each text widget with some padding around it. Thanks! Lisa

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks a million! I really appreciate your help, and your quick response is awesome! I will give a great review right now.

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks so much for your help and fast response! I will take care of entering a great review for your plug in!

    2 quick related questions –
    1)I’d put my “Subscribe Now” header for my sign up as the title field in my Mailchimp for WP Form Widget box. I presume that’s why the Subscribe Now header isn’t included in the border. Instead should I enter the Subscribe now header in the Plug In Settings > Forms in the Form Mark-Up box? What is the proper way add it there?

    2) If I’d like the border to be just a bit darker/deeper, do i just increase the px for example to 1.5 or 2 px in the code snippet you provided –

    .mc4wp-form {
    border: 1px solid #eee;
    padding: 15px;
    }

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    @nikeo – thanks so much, great!

    My only other suggestion is if there is also a simple tag or code to use to allow having regular copy/text on the left side of the web page and have the embedded video appear at right of the copy, much like if you uploaded an image and have text at left and the image at right. I realize that may be much more complicated to handle, just another wish list thought.

    Thanks again!

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    @nikeo @electricfeet @rdellconsulting @acub This could be another helpful tip to add to the FAQs page at http://www.themesandco.com/customizr/faq/. Thank you again for the awesome theme and the help you constantly give in the support theme, I have been able to look up many answers to my questions.

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thank you so much, @tomaja! That worked perfectly! (The suggestion you made to use [embed width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Q-LvQu1Y[/embed])

    I am running the most current version of WordPress and had read in the Codex that embedding videos was now easy but could not get that viewing pane size figured out – your tip was exactly what I needed. Thanks a million! I will mark this thread solved.

    Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks so much for your advice. I tried putting the shortcode you recommended [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Q-LvQu1Y&w=640&h=360] in the text editor mode of my web page but that didn’t seem to work. Did I put it perhaps in the wrong place? (I put it in the text editor of the specific page i have the youtube embedded on at http://gooseling.com/cavitydragons/) I’m happy to use a jetpack plug in or any other one you recommend if that is a better way to do it.

    In my reading the WP documentation, it sounded like the latest version of wordpress was designed to allow easy embedding of video from sites like youtube but was puzzled on how to get the size of it right.

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