what happened to my blog?

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  • #920927

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi Toby,
    I’m sorry you’re having problems with the themes. I think if you use twenty eleven theme, you will have to remove any footer widgets to get infinite scrolling. I’m not sure if this will replace your sidebar widgets that you mentioned disappearing earlier in this thread.
    Also, make sure that you are on your main page and have not opened just one post in a separate page.
    Good luck, I hope you have better luck!
    -Z

    #920928

    timethief
    Member

    @tobyo60

    I just did a live preview of 2011 and it still has the sidebar issue.

    It’s important to understand how Twenty Eleven has been designed. There is no sidebar on single posts in that theme.
    Staff have been introducing “infinite” scroll to themes — a site wide change. See here for infinite scroll themes updates. See 3 (a,b,c) for Disabling Infinite Scroll on your WordPress.com Blog
    For other sidebar issues see here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/sidebar-at-the-bottom-and-related-issues/

    #920931

    tobyo60
    Member

    thank you both for your replies. It looks like I need to find another theme that will work for me. but is there someone that can tell me how I reduce the number of posts (after removing infinite scrolling that is…) on my home page? I didn’t realize I could change that and I’d really like to shorten mine.

    on another note…I had the sidebar on my home page and not within each individual post. but I am resigned to finding a new theme. harumpf. ah well, a “learning opportunity” no? :)

    thanks again. appreciate it!!

    #920932

    tobyo60
    Member

    um, I am back already. I saw that “one cool site” was using a theme that has sidebars so I found it and did the live preview and guess what? My sidebar is all the way at the bottom still!! so am I back to the “div” thing then? It just doesn’t make sense to me based on what I wrote above. the timing is weird.

    so…I am still in need of help. btw, I did look at the HTML of the one recent post (on 6/6) where I pasted something and did not see and stray “div” anywhere.

    thanks.

    #920933

    tobyo60
    Member

    oh my. I just looked again and DID find a stray “div” and removed it and wow, color me exhausted!!

    you can call this one resolved now. thanks!!

    #920934

    tobyo60
    Member

    maybe I’ll start another thread for my other question….setting the number of posts….I did do a search and didn’t get anywhere.

    #920937

    tobyo60
    Member

    figured out how to set the number of posts. so this topic can be closed now. thank you.

    #920938

    helenyung
    Member

    @timethief thanks – i checked and don’t have any footer widgets active. also tried unchecking and re-checking the enable/disable toggle for infinite scroll under settings. still not getting infinite scroll or even the “click to load more” option…

    any other ideas?

    btw do the images on my site load ok for you? i’m in france right now and this is the second day that the images seem broken (are not loading). i’m seeing photos fine on other sites so i don’t understand….

    #920940

    helenyung
    Member

    @timethief eep! so sorry – for some reason i didn’t get an email notification of your reply here (https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/all-my-images-are-suddenly-no-longer-displaying?replies=3#post-919526)

    thanks.

    so you’re saying my images are appearing broken periodically because of the continuous rollout of wp.com updates? (that can’t be right… is it?)

    #920944

    tobyo60
    Member

    so since this thread is still open….just a curiosity.

    Do you think it was the update for the infinite scroll on the 2011 theme that caused that darn “div” thing to appear in the HTML of a post from 12 days prior to my blog looking strange?? I’m still bugged by the timing of this and wondered if anyone has any input on that. I am of course assuming that update to the 2011 theme happened on or about 6/18/12 because every time prior to that my blog looked fine.

    #920945

    raincoaster
    Member

    Infinite scroll only allowed that spare tag to mess up an infinite number of your posts. These errors are cumulative, and the more posts there are, the worse things are going to be. That is why the error showed up then.

    In all the instructions to fix that error, selecting “WP should correct invalidly nested XHTML” is only HALF the solution; the other half is to edit posts until the error is fixed. You didn’t do that part, or the problem would have been solved way back at the beginning.

    #920946

    timethief
    Member

    Infinite scrol was introduced on Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven on Feb 8, 2012 https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/to-infinity?replies=137

    #920947

    justpi
    Member

    @helenyung: You’re getting no infinite scroll because you’ve set the showcase template as your front. Infinite scrolling works on a regular posts page only.

    #920948

    tobyo60
    Member

    I think I did do that part because as soon as I removed the div the sidebar was back where it belonged. you’re right that I did not remove the div in the beginning because I did not see it. it wasn’t until I had a new theme up that I went back to the most recent post that I copied/pasted in and looked at the HTML tab and THEN I saw the div. could be I was just tired looking at the HTML while in the other theme. I won’t know and it no longer matters. It appears to be fixed now. It just seem so strange that 12 days after my post with the copy/paste is when the problem started.

    oh well. I guess it’s a dead horse now. appreciate the help and very curious that it was back in February they changed that theme. funny, it was the very next day that I started my blog here. this will just remain a curiosity I guess. thanks all!! appreciate it.

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