Note – sorry to stomp on my esteemed co-front-pagers!
There’s something wrong with part of the back-end of the site and so I need to fix it. What, how, where – all great questions that I’ll answer (for myself) once I dig into it a bit. Hopefully it’s just a bad plugin that can be updated. Seeing as I’ve held off on updating the theme to a major new version, I am planning on doing that today.
What this means:
- The site may look different temporarily. In order to diagnose the issue, the first thing I need to do is set the theme to a generic WordPress theme. So if you see that, don’t freak out. It will be very temporary and is just a testing step that I’ll reverse within minutes.
- It is possible that I will have to, one at a time, try disabling specific plugins to see what’s tripping things up. Hopefully this won’t need to occur.
- Once I update the theme to the current version, I will then apply our customizations; this takes a few minutes and so the site will not look quite right (no comment numbers, meta content under a post’s title, etc. I will get those customizations reapplied ASAP. In some cases, it’s an easy copy and paste, but in others, it may be a bit trickier.
So, that all said, I know that many of you block ads on the site, but for those that do not block ads, do you see the video ad in the right sidebar? I know everyone hates it, but it generates a lot of site revenue. It is supposed to be there, but I don’t see it in my browsers, whether on pc A, B, or any of my iOS devices. I see from the code that the site generates that the code for the ad is still there, but since I don’t see it running, and cannot get to it from the back-end, I don’t know if it’s working.
I hope to add some links for getting involved as well; perhaps Doug! or some other frontpager will ask me to setup a sidebar widget with our top 20 targets/ActBlue, or something along those lines. I’m game.
I’m taking care of a few prep details before I begin work, so you won’t see any changes instantly, more likely over the rest of the morning.
I will be in this thread off and on, but please use other threads for general discussion not about the site/site issues/etc.