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Tagged: shortcodes not working
August 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm #15485
I am trying to add shortcodes for columns and I choose 2 column, but when I go back to editing..nothing is there.
Also tried adding an icon link. the code is there but nothing shows up when viewing the page
thanksAugust 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm #87700August 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm #87701
Yes I have the latest installed for both. Though to be sure where do I find what version I have?August 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm #87702
Ok so I see I do not have the recent Aug Update. I downloaded it and tried to install as a new theme and get this failed error message:
Destination folder already exists. /home/pineyhil/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/coherence/
Theme install failed.
Now what do I do? Why isn’t there just an UPDATE check box like other themes have which then overwrite the old?
ThanksAugust 20, 2012 at 11:51 am #87703
Tried changing the name of the zip file and uploaded it…still got the same error message. Surely there is a better way to do updates with this theme???
Help please.August 21, 2012 at 5:12 am #87704
Try to change your theme from Coherence to twentyeleven or twentyten theme. After switching the theme, kindly delete the Coherence theme, then upload the newer version of the Coherence theme. After the uploading of the new Coherence theme is complete, kindly switch it back the theme to Coherence. :)
IsmaelAugust 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm #87705
Will I lose all my settings and custom style? Sorry, but this seems like a crude way to update the theme. It should have a built in update feature. think about having that in future releases.August 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm #87706
When updating themes you have two main options: either through FTP and manually upload the new files or using the wordpress admin and upload the zip file. What you are running into is that wordpress doesn’t have permission to write over the current file/folder of the theme. You can read a bit more about permissions here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions
You shouldn’t lose any of your settings when following the steps above but its an attempt at working around the permissions issue.
As for your initial issue, what is the exact shortcode you are seeing that is not display on the live version of the page? Have you tried disabling all active plugins and testing the shortcode functionality as well? If not, please try that as well.
DevinAugust 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm #87707
I was trying to put information on a page into 2 columns and it would not take the shortcode.
I don’t think it is a permission issue because the error message doesn’t say that. It says I already have a version on the server.
So, If i just unzip the coherence theme on my computer and upload all of the same files via ftp to overwrite what is there …it will all work properly?
Thanks DevinAugust 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm #87708
I did as you said and was able to add shortcodes now. However if you look at this page:
You will see the section beginning Festivals and Fairs towards the bottom is still being put into a column. I do not have it within the shortcode it is supposed to be one column. How can I fix this?
ThanksAugust 22, 2012 at 10:02 am #87709
Did you add that content on your editor? Try to put them inside a div tag, apply a class on that div then style it with clear: both;.
IsmaelAugust 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm #87710
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