Anybody experienced with Wordpress?

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    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?

    Thanks,

    Ryan.

    1. SimeyC profile image95
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just looking at the source on Explorer I found:

      <div class="featcat"><h3 class="featcat">Recent News</h3><ul class="featcat" ></ul></div>            <div class="post">

  2. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 7 years ago

    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 smile

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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

      and

      b) subsequently manually approved.

      Now, do you have an answer to my question?

  3. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    WP explorer's theme ? Let me check. I'll be back in few minutes.

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, hope you don't spend too long searching, SimeyC seems to have found the code!

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    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 wink

  5. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    OK, that is a featured category plugin that I must have had a play with at some stage. Plugin deleted, problem solved smile

    1. skyfire profile image72
      skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol and i was searching for the class that Simey quoted. LOL

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Cheers for the effort though smile

        And many thanks to SimeyC!

        1. SimeyC profile image95
          SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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?!

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            ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It is showing content on the admin panel smile

            1. SimeyC profile image95
              SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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!

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                ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Simey, it is showing as auto-saved on the admin panel, no need to rewrite smile

                1. SimeyC profile image95
                  SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Wonderful! Thanks for providing this useful forum - Excerptz has is my 18th best traffic source! I suspect it'll overtake Google.com LOL

                2. lakeerieartists profile image75
                  lakeerieartistsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  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.

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                    ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    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 smile

                    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.

  7. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    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. hmm

    1. brandonhart100 profile image86
      brandonhart100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree and it can make it horribly slow, especially when browsing through your dashboard stuff...

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A database compression can solve that smile

 
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