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Apparent HTML error in forum topic after a recent post

  1. What might be some kind of HTML error appeared in the topic Adding pages under menu in Dyad theme after I published my first post there. A link list which I pasted into the editor window published separately from the post (and in a row, rather than a list), below the post in question.

    After I published a second post, the row of links appeared at the top of the post, the content of which is entirely out of alignment. Also, the sidebar became hidden on both the latest Firefox, Google Chrome, and Tor browsers.

    The blog I need help with is songbook1.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi @musicdoc1

    This is basically the same error that sometimes appear on posts if there's an unclosed or incorrectly nestled HTML tag, as explained here:

    HTML Troubleshooting

    In this case, the closing ul-tag was missing from your first comment. I've fixed that now.

    If something like this happens, feel free to tag the actual thread. You don't need to create a new one :)

  3. Hi @ kokkieh,

    Thank you! : -)
    Could you possibly delete the second post there as well? It was only published because of the now fixed error in the first post. If not, I understand.

    Incidentally, do you remember that issue we spoke of a few weeks ago regarding sites with the link to the theme guide missing from the Action bar? I've been collecting a list of sites ever since, though I've begun to neglect to do so lately. I think you had suggested that I follow up with you if I find more such sites. After I'd collected a bunch (presently up to 44) I tried to locate the topic, and failed to find it.

    Just now noticed that my own site lacks the link to the theme in the Action bar, probably because the theme is retired, as does your site https://kokkieh.blog/.

  4. Could you possibly delete the second post there as well? It was only published because of the now fixed error in the first post.

    No problem :)

    Incidentally, do you remember that issue we spoke of a few weeks ago regarding sites with the link to the theme guide missing from the Action bar?

    I remember. If you can post a handful of links (not all 44 please :D ) I'm happy to take a look.

    I did check my own site, and can see the theme link there:

    https://cloudup.com/c0wNbVdg30J

    However, when I first clicked the link my login wasn't tracked - the admin bar did not appear at the top - and at that point I didn't see the theme listed in the action bar. But when I refreshed and the site recognised me as logged in, I could see the theme listed.

    Could you check if that's perhaps what's happening on your end as well?

    I your site's case it is due to the retired theme.

  5. Thanks! After refreshing a couple of times on your site there's still no link to the theme in the Action bar. I wondered if my browser privacy settings in FF might be problem, so I tried with Google Chrome and IE browsers as well, which have only the default privacy settings because I seldom use them. Still no sign of a link to the theme. Haven't tried changing the browser settings in FF yet.

    Here's a selection of some of those I've collected, including WordPress.com sites and custom domains:

     

    "I[n] your site's case it is due to the retired theme."
    Thanks for confirming that.

  6. Thanks for the links.

    All except the first two show the themes for me. The first two are both using retired themes. So this appears to be a problem on your end.

    When you look at the action bar, do you see the Report content and View in the Reader links, or do you see Sign Up and Log In? If it's the latter, it means the site isn't recognising you as logged in, which would point to a problem with the cookies that track your login across sites.

    For that, make sure you're allowing WordPress.com cookies at the very least (still might not work on sites with custom domains), both in the browser and via any security plugins you might have added in your browser. I can't think what else could be causing this besides that.

  7. @kokkieh,

    make sure you're allowing WordPress.com cookies at the very least (still might not work on sites with custom domains), both in the browser

    On Firefox, my privacy setting is usually kept at private browsing / accept third-party cookies when I'm using WordPress.com, although believe I can log in without accepting third-party cookies if I set WordPress.com as an exception to the rule. However, if I do so, then I see Sign Up and Log In in the action bar on sites that normally display the theme if I accept third-party cookies.

    and via any security plugins you might have added in your browser

    I don't have any active security plugins in the FF browser. Disabling Add-Block Plus (an extension, not a plugin) had no effect on the Action Bar content.

    I still don't see the theme in any of the custom domain sites, either the ones I listed above or any of the others I've collected. I just checked about ten of them again. At least 90% of the sites I've collected that don't display the theme in the Action bar are custom domain sites.

    When you look at the action bar, do you see the Report content and View in the Reader links, or do you see Sign Up and Log In?

    Both, depending upon whether it's a WordPress.com site or a custom domain, as follows:

    1. 1. In WordPress.com sites that display the theme in the Action bar, I see "Get theme: theme name," "Copy shortlink," "Report this content," etc. On the site karammedia.wordpress.com, I now see the theme link. May have misidentified this one previously.
    2. 2. In WordPress.com sites that don't display the theme in the Action bar, I see "Report this content," "View site in the reader," etc. I believe that all of the sites in this category have retired themes activated. I've identified the themes as retired on all but one or two such sites.
    3. 3. In custom domain themes that don't display the theme in the Action bar, I see "Sign up," "Log in," "Manage subscriptions," etc. I suspect that no sites with custom domains, regardless of the theme, are displaying the theme in the Action bar for me.
  8. Oops! Where's my proofreader?

  9. In custom domain themes that don't display the theme in the Action bar, I see "Sign up," "Log in," "Manage subscriptions," etc. I suspect that no sites with custom domains, regardless of the theme, are displaying the theme in the Action bar for me.

    If it's only sites with custom domains, then it's almost certainly the tracking cookie that tracks your login across sites.

    On Firefox, my privacy setting is usually kept at private browsing

    In private mode in Firefox cookies aren't saved and might not be treated the same in-session as for a non-private browsing session. Can you check if this happens in a non-private window in FF once you log in to confirm?

    If it's the private vs non-private browsing that's the issue, you may want to consider setting your browser to clear all cookies at the end of a session automatically, instead of using private mode.

  10. Thanks. I'll test alternative privacy settings on Firefox ASAP, and then let you know the results.

  11. @kokkieh,

    If it's the private vs non-private browsing that's the issue, you may want to consider setting your browser to clear all cookies at the end of a session automatically, instead of using private mode.

    This resolves the issue, allowing the normal display in the Action bar, including a link to the theme guide. I may use this setting temporarily when necessary. Thanks!

  12. I'm glad to hear that helped :)

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