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#1 EnnisP

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

Hello,

 

I have a WordPress site I put together a few years ago. The pages have always rendered fine on my computer (MacBook) using Firefox, Safari or Chrome. However, it has always been a little jumbled on my wife's (PC - Firefox - ads missing) and I have even had a few messages from individuals saying it was rendering improperly for them - didn't take them seriously because they came across as spam.

 

But, the problem persists on my wife's computer and I'm wondering how many others might be experiencing the same and what I can do to fix that.

 

I have validated my site using the validator and there are problems but I'm not sure what to do with the information.

 

Does anyone have a word of direction that might help.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

Can you be more specific? We do not know what your expectations are for the site, so we cannot judge what might be wrong.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:32 AM

The ads don't show up on my wife's computer: Adsense, Amazon, Booksneeze, etc. It doesn't leave the space for the ads either so everything gets moved around making it look quite a bit different.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

I don't see ads either. Perhaps it is because I have script blocking on. maybe your wife's computer dies also?



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Or Javascript turned off?


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

Or an Adblocker like AdBlock Plus?



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

Even if it is the same user and changing them from Power User to Administrator and back again? Only while set as Administrator did the web pages render properly.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:41 AM

Also, it may be theme compatibility.
What version of WordPress are you using

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

I've downloaded the most recent version, v. 3.8 I think.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:36 PM

When you go to your dashboard near the top left you can see which version.
 
It will say
WordPress 3.8 running  whatever named theme.
 
 
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:42 PM

Yea, the version is 3.8 but I need to ask. Are you thinking WP is causing the problem? Is that a possibility?

 

I'm asking because I don't have a clue. I'm code curious but that's about it.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:49 PM

I have found that themes need to be updated.
I have also found that WordPress needs to be updated.
I have also found that having lots of widgets and plugins can possibly contribute.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:08 AM

WP is always updated.

 

I have 14 plugins but I don't know if that is too many or not. Is there a guideline to follow?

 

My theme is Revolution Code Blue by Brian Gardner and I guess it could be a problem but I'm not sure what to do about it. I'm not even sure how to determine whether or not the theme is the problem. Is there a way to test it?

 

The theme hasn't been updated in over two years and wordpress.org is saying it MAY no longer be supported. I haven't requested support but I don't know what to ask if I do.

 

I've wondered about changing the theme but I'm not sure how that will effect my site. Will it jumble everything up? Will I spend hours, days, reconfiguring everything? I don't know. It worries me.

 

I don't doubt what you are saying but I'm not sure how to test or change things. Can you recommend links to instructions for changing themes?



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

EnnisP

 

As far as a guideline on how many plugins ..I don't know of one

The plugin authors are varied

I have found that when I have weird issues I turn my plugins off then start turning them on one by one till the problem begins again.

 

The plugins themselves also must be updated

Visit your plugins page

each plugin has a status below. If it needs updated it will read something like this

There is a new version of plugin name available. View version # details or update now

 

Since Revolution Code Blue hasn't been updated in over 2 years it could have issues due to WordPress being more updated than the theme

 

You will find every answer to this in very short order at http://wordpress.org/support/

Step by step on switching themes
http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

 

 



 



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:53 PM

Thanks Martel, very helpful links.






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