On my site Excerptz.com I have had a yellow 'Recent News' thing appear from nowhere above the posts.
It looks awful. I have searched through the code for the term 'recent news' and for the term 'recent' but to no avail.
Does anybody know how this may be coded in order to allow me to find the offending code, or perhaps another way to find it?
Benn there to have a look around.
My advice will be to get a new layout or template. Its not good enough for a micro site. Not very user (new) friendly.
Certianly you do not want old timers there, who can bypass all the conditions mentioned on the rules page and still able to post there.
Just imagine, on what scale HP is
I don't want to change the theme, I like it, I want to get rid of the recent news thing.
Neither do I ever want a site to rival Hubpages, I could do without 30 servers in my living room. And neither does Excerptz quality as a "micro-site".
And neither will people be able to break the rules, seeing as the rejection process will be:
a) automated with plugins
b) subsequently manually approved.
Now, do you have an answer to my question?
WP explorer's theme ? Let me check. I'll be back in few minutes.
SimeyC, for some reason Hubpages doesn't allow code to be quoted.
Right, excellent, I will search for that.... not sure why my search didn't pick that up, I will try a different browser.
I deleted that 'Top Posts' plugin for you by the way
Ah!I see, its a full time thing, I will be starting in June only, may be I will watch you too and learn a little more before I take the plunge.
I won't rule out changing themes to keep things fresh once and a while, but it took me a long time to find a theme which made good use of thumbnails and space on the posts page, and that is why for now I am happy with it.
I went through at least 20 themes before settling for this one, I didn't like the way that the tag, category and archive pages interacted on those. There are themes which would be better suited to AdSense placement, its just a case of finding one which is both optimised for both reader friendliness and AdSense placement.
OK, that is a featured category plugin that I must have had a play with at some stage. Plugin deleted, problem solved
and i was searching for the class that Simey quoted. LOL
Cheers for the effort though
And many thanks to SimeyC!
yw! BTW HELP! I just completed an article and went to add a link - the dialog box opened and is blank - it's stuck and I now can't get back to my article...noooooooooooo! Any way to close the dialog - or does the site auto-save?!
OK - I guess I'll shut down - no problem really as I can rewrite - just wanted to save myself a few minutes.
Must be my local server as I can't get to the site at the moment!
Simey, it is showing as auto-saved on the admin panel, no need to rewrite
Wonderful! Thanks for providing this useful forum - Excerptz has is my 18th best traffic source! I suspect it'll overtake Google.com LOL
Ryan, a lot of the plug in and theme writers sneak in a link to an ad that shows up when their code is added to your wp site, so you always need to look for that. Sometimes they will let you turn it off from the plug in, and sometimes, you need to delete the code directly.
Yes, I find that a lot, this one wasn't an ad... it was actually the header for the plugin (it would have showed a list of posts under 'Recent News'), but I expected it to a sidebar widget awaiting my implementation, hence the reason I didn't relate the two
Cheers though, I've been building up lots of wordpress sites, finding decent plugins is the most time consuming part, I must deactivate around 90% that I try! I actually donated to one yesterday, as I was so happy to find a plugin with frequent updates and a strong support system.
Guess you got it all fixed now. I myself don't use anymore plug-ins then I need to. I'm convinced too many start breaking things.
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