Twenty Eleven Viewing Issues
First – I Love the look and layout of Twenty Eleven. I activated it almost immediately upon seeing it. I also look forward to utilizing some of the added features.
Here are the problems I have experienced with this great new theme (perhaps I am missing something). Both problems relate to viewing the individual post pages. For example, when guests select a link to a past post and that individual post loads, the post itself is bypassed and the guest is immediately dropped to the bottom of the page to login as a WordPress user. I would much rather a guest be able to read the article they have selected rather than be “shoved downstairs” so to speak. Is there a setting to disable this “feature” and allow the guest to begin at the top of the page rather than the bottom?
Also, I have always liked that my menus remained visible on the individual post pages. Now, if a guest makes their way to my blog by way of a link to a specific article, they are not aware of the many other article and link choices that I have made available to them. They must be interested (and experienced) enough to click the link to the home page. I’d sure like it to be easier for my readers by allowing them to find my menu choices on each page.
Am I missing settings that will allow me to regain these features that I enjoyed in the past?
Thanks for your help and consideration.
The blog I need help with is coniferlover.wordpress.com.
Please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question.
theme reference link > http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/twentyeleven/
I have flagged this thread do our Moderators move it to the Themes Forum. There the Themes Staff monitor tall hreads and will reply to your questions.
Best wishes. :)
Sorry, I presumed that a link was tied to my username. Here it is:
No, that is something you have to set up:
2. How to make your name link to your blog:
Go into your dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to ‘Account Details’. In the spot where it says ‘website’ fill in the address of your blog and save the changes.
Now… when you comment here and on other blogs, your name will link to your blog. If you do this before you post your request for help, it will allow forum volunteers to be able to help you quicker since they won’t have to ask you for a link and wait until you come back to post one.
As for your categories, archives and other widgets, Twenty Eleven has several possible sidebar layouts.
If you select the one-column layout, then use a custom menu for the top navigation bar so your readers can find older posts, or posts by category.
Or choose the theme option for a left or right sidebar.
As for your first question, I have not had time to experiment with that “shoved downstairs” issue…
Another volunteer can help?
If a visitor clicks on the title of your post on your blog’s front page, they’ll be taken to the beginning of your post on its individual post page. But, if they click on the comments link (in this case the number in the circle on the front page), they are taken to the comments.
This behavior is not specific to Twenty Eleven.
Indeed it isn’t. I just published a post on this because the question is being frequently asked by my new readers. > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/06/06/wordpress-front-page-comment-display/
Thanks for your replies!
“Or choose the theme option for a left or right sidebar.”
Yes, I have chosen the option with the right sidebar, when an individual post is displayed, the right menu disappears.
“But, if they click on the comments link (in this case the number in the circle on the front page), they are taken to the comments.
This behavior is not specific to Twenty Eleven.”
I’m not referring to when a guest clicks the comments link, that works as expected like you said, taking them to the comments. I’m referring when they click a link to an individual page. I have links to all my past posts in my right sidebar. When a guest clicks a link there, they are taken to the bottom of the individual post and that post does not display the right menu. Perhaps I should mention I am testing with Chrome. I’ll check it with IE.
Thanks for your input so far.
Tested with IE and all is well (no wonder you folks thought I was nuts). So, apparently it is a Google Chrome issue? That makes me sad.
Let me add that my “all is well” comment above refers only to the proper position of display upon clicking the link issue. The right sidebar still disappears when in this view. Is this a “feature”. If so, I do not understand its advantage.
Thanks for your patience!
May we please know exactly which versions of Internet Explorer (IE) and Chrome you have been using?
a) No such problem in Safari or Firefox either.
b) Yes, that’s the way this theme (actually a newer version of Duster) is designed: no sidebar when viewing a single post (and no sidebar when viewing a static page unless you select the “sidebar” template). I don’t understand the advantage either, but anyway if you absolutely need widgets on single posts, you’ll have to put them in the footer widget areas.
I am using Firefox 4.0 and I have randomly clicked several links under your “past Posts” and each and very time I have clicked one I have experienced “normal” behavior. In your theme when we click those links we see the post displayed on it’s own page without sidebar content.s. That’s “normal” for this theme as revealed in the link I posted above in my first comment in this thread.
theme reference link > http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/twentyeleven/
May I also share something else with you? The last thing you want to do is to create a slough of links on the front page of your blog. That not only increases page loading time but it also means you run into this. Some search spiders stop indexing when the reach 100 – 113 links on any page.
“May we please know exactly which versions of Internet Explorer (IE) and Chrome you have been using?”
IE = 8 (Windows XP)
Chrome = 10
Again, IE is displaying as expected, only Chrome jumps to the bottom of the page with the cursor flashing in the Login to WordPress box. When I am logged, in it behaves as expected.
“b) Yes, that’s the way this theme (actually a newer version of Duster) is designed: no sidebar when viewing a single post….”
OK, I can live with that.
“May I also share something else with you? The last thing you want to do is to create a slough of links on the front page of your blog. That not only increases page loading time….”
Ok, that is interesting. My strategy was simply to give the reader as much incentive to stay and read as possible.
I truly appreciate everyone’s help here. It’s the first time in 3.5 years of the blog that I’ve needed assistance – WordPress is THAT good!
Well, I seem to have been a pain to you all today and now I am a little more confused. I returned home from work and thought I’d try the new theme from the home machine also running Chrome.
I cannot imagine why the machines at the office using Chrome would force the viewer to the bottom of the page to login. Oh well.
Thank you all for your assistance and I apologize for the new scratches on your heads and resultant hair-loss.
Chrome 11 is the stable version and Chrome 13 is still in development. Is Chrome 11 the version you are referring to or not?
I had been using Chrome 10 – I just installed the freshly released Chrome 12 and the pages load as expected now! Thanks again for your help.
That’s great news! Thanks for sharing it with us and best wishes for happy blogging. :)
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