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Suddenly missing 4 posts from a week ago

  1. Something is wrong with my home-page view (http://sloopie72.wordpress.com using Piano Black theme, Google Chrome).

    Four of my posts – made a week ago – have disappeared from the home page view. 'm not sure when this started, but it was some time later yesterday or today.

    >Posts made on 9/9, 9/8, and 9/7 are fine;

    >MISSING POSTS from 9/6, 9/5, 9/4, 9/2 (I made no post on 9/3). These do show up in my Dashboard Posts list, and I can find them using categories or tags through posts that displays.

    >Posts made on 8/31 and earlier - 8/30, 8/26, 8/25, 8/24, 8/23, 8/22, 8/21, 8/20 etc. - are fine (I didn't post on 8/27 or 8/28).

    What I've tried: editing and saving the missing posts; closing tags on the missing posts as well as the ok posts before and after; clearing cache; no luck.

    Sometimes if I scroll down the page very quickly, the first missing posts appears momentarily in full-width, then blinks out after a split second; it's hard to recreate.

    I notice my widgets disappeared from the homepage sidebar last night; seems it was always supposed to be that way, which doesn't answer why they've been showing just fine since about 8/25 when I activated this theme. But that's a secondary issue at this point; I mention it because it seemed to happen at the same time my posts disappeared, so it may be related if some kind of system update would have caused this.

    The blog I need help with is sloopie72.wordpress.com.

  2. Re: the sidebar

    Sidebars do not fall to the bottom and display below posts unless
    (1) content has been imported into the blog,
    (2) the blogger has been copying and pasting content from elsewhere, without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text
    (3) or the blogger has copied and pasted invalid HTML into a text widget or left an HTML tag open

    See here for sorting this out > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/sidebar-at-the-bottom-and-related-issues/

  3. Re: missing posts
    You used to be able to control the number of posts appearing yon the front page of your blog here > Settings > Reading
    I think you are referring to the introduction of infinite scroll which results in the pop-up in the footer. Staff have been introducing “infinite scroll" to themes — a site wide change that will be applied to all themes that are suitable for the implementation. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/to-infinity?replies=137
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/to-infinity-and-beyond/

    Disabling the infinite scroll feature to get rid of the pop-up in the footer results in a "Load More Posts" tab, and you can't disable that "Load More Posts" tab from appearing and have "previous post" and "next post" links, without the Custom Design upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

  4. timethief, you are a beautiful person and I love you. Your first post with the link to advice about div tags did the trick in two easy steps. I have my missing posts back, and I even have my widgets back, and I am very happy. :)

    I am not even going to read about infinite scroll, since that usually gives me a headache. But thank you very much for providing the exact solution so quickly.

  5. You're welcome. :)

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