opening blog post no longer shows blog info like categories & previous/next post

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  • #215120

    va8eha
    Member

    I noticed that all my widgets had disappeared from my main blog page (yesterday – Thursday – I think) – maybe that occurred with the design change, not sure.

    I added them back, but now I notice that the format of the individual blog posts has changed as well. When I used to open a blog post, it would now show the widgets from the main page, but instead would show a list of info about the post: when it was created, categories .. and the page would also have a link to the previous and next blog post. Now that is all gone, and instead I see the same widgets that were on the main page. There seems to be no way to get back the original design, and I don’t like this one, nor is it terribly user-friendly for the reader. Help?

    #215292

    va8eha
    Member

    and by “When I used to open a blog post, it would now show”, I meant “it would not show”

    #215295

    raincoaster
    Member

    We can’t do a thing to help until you give us a direct link to your blog, starting with http. And definitely put “widgets” into the search box and read through the threads of the last four days there was a huge change and you need to read the steps to preserve your widget contents.

    #215330

    va8eha
    Member

    http://retinalperspectives.wordpress.com/

    I did a search before I posted this, but didn’t see anything that addressed my issue. I saw the posts that explained how to get the widgets back, which is what I had already done, but I did not see anything that talked about a change to individual page templates so that they now displayed the same widgets as the main blog page, instead of the info they used to display – info that was specific to each blog post and allowed navigation between blog posts.

    #215336

    raincoaster
    Member

    The themes have not been changed by the upgrade. If yours didn’t display them on individual pages before, it won’t now. If it did, it still should.

    I see: Pages, Archives, Categories and Top Posts on all your individual posts as well as the main blog. I don’t see the Next/Previous links, though. Not sure what is going on. Obvious question: you didn’t change your theme, did you?

    #215361

    va8eha
    Member

    It did not display them on individual posts before. It does now.

    The theme has not changed.

    I just noticed another – related issue – the main blog no longer has the link at the bottom of the page that says “previous posts” and allows you to see the previous X number of entries. And vice versa (next posts).

    Argh.

    #215364

    raincoaster
    Member

    Interesting. I do see the Previous Entries at the bottom of the main blog, though. When I click on that the new page has both Previous Entries and Next Entries links.

    #215382

    raincoaster
    Member

    Found more info. Maybe you have an open tag. Check this thread out:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=26293&replies=5#post-189577

    #215411

    va8eha
    Member

    Hmmm .. I shouldn’t, as I haven’t edited the post entrys html-wise in a while. Maybe someone tried to use a tag in the comments. Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll check.

    #215413

    va8eha
    Member

    I’ve searched all the latest posts – no open tags – can’t find a comment that uses tags. I even edited all the new blog posts from after the format changed to use the same reference to images as the old posts instead of the 4-line <img src ..> reference they started using after the change – because that was the only significant difference between posts that existed. I still have the issue ..

    That Previous/Next entries one is sporadic. It will be there. Then it will disappear. Then it’ll come back. It reappeared right after I posted the note last night. Now it is gone again.

    #215461

    va8eha
    Member

    Hmmm .. I got it back. But this is definitely a bug, likely connected to the sporadically missing ‘Previous Posts’/’Next Posts’ issue – whether it is specific to this theme or general, I don’t know.

    I thought I would try removing all of the widgets and see what happened. As soon as I did, the info that used to be displayed for individual posts (categories, date/time stamp, links to previous/next individual posts ..) was displayed again and the ‘widgets’ that used to be on the main page (I didn’t add any widgets when I started my blog – the theme included Pages/Categories/Archives on the main page by default) reappeared again.

    So .. it looks like I was wrong on the exact issue. The issue is really that portions of the template disappear sporadically, not just the Previous/Next post links, but some of the default information for the main page template as well. [And now I know that – for the Chaotic Soul template, adding widgets to the blog applies them to individual posts as well as to the main page, so I will not be adding them.]

    #215463

    I’ve noticed it playing hide-and-seek as well. There is definitely something going on.

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