So, I just updated to WordPress 4.0 and my site went to hell. Apparently, you can read this column, but you cannot comment and my side bars and other links are not working.
I’ve got troubleshooting questions posted in forums and calls into various geeks. If you’re a chump and an IT geek, and you think you know the answer, email me at info @ chumplady.com
Sorry for the glitches. Hopefully, we’ll get things in working order soon.
MOST frustrating thing? The blog is thiiiiiiiiissssss close to flipping the odometer to 3 million page views. Like, within the next hour. And then THIS.
Anyway, I’m working on it, chumps. Just wanted to let you know… it’s not you. It’s me.
Apparently my theme Thesis and 4.0 don’t play nicely together. And no, they don’t have an answer right now. The geeks are our overlords.
Anyone have a Thesis account? Contact me. There’s a fix. I can’t seem to access it.
* Thesis 1.8.5 has assorted issues involving comments disappearing and reports of 500 server errors. Thesis has a fix for this.
Reported fix instructions:
NOTE: You must be using version 1.8.5 before deploying this fix; if you’re still using an outdated 1.x version, then you must update Thesis first.
1. Using FTP, navigate to the /wp-content/themes/thesis_185/lib/classes/ folder on your server.
2. Edit the comments.php file in the classes folder at line 187, instead of
$wp_query->comments_by_type = &separate_comments($wp_query->comments); $_comments = $wp_query->comments_by_type['comment'];
you now write
$wp_query->comments_by_type = separate_comments($wp_query->comments); $_comments = &$wp_query->comments_by_type['comment'];
The only change is moving the “&” to the $_comments-variable really but that seems to cause the 500 internal server errors.
Once you’ve followed these steps, check to see if your comments are now being displayed correctly.