website home page changed

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This topic contains 7 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Bill Robbins 1 year, 8 months ago.

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URL to the page in question: http://http://leadingtothelight.org
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  • #34971
    steve rawlings
    steve rawlings
    Participant

    Hi Bill,

    I think that our web host automatically updates our WP when a new version is available. I got a notice Friday that this had happened, but did not check our site until Sunday. If you click on the tabs, you will see that everything is accessible. The home page is missing a sliders in the header as well as the logo.

    The menu bar has moved from one line to two.

    Did the upgrade turn something off on the template?

    Thank you for your help.

    Steve

    #34979

    Bill Robbins
    Moderator

    Good Morning Steve,

    Sorry for the trouble there. A couple of years ago WordPress started making minor version updates automatically. Those are generally security and/or bug fix releases and have a very low upgrade failure rate. I’m a bit perplexed as to what would change there to cause these troubles. Let’s see if we can straighten them out.

    I logged into your site just now for you. I made the font size of the navigation items 17px instead of 17.5px so they would fit on one line again.

    I noticed in the theme options that the logo is not specified at the moment. Why it disappeared I don’t know, but I would imagine it could be selected again and have it appear. If you run into trouble with it, let me know.

    I did notice the favicons just below point to a testing domain URL. You might switch those to the main site as it’ll make things just a little bit quicker since there will be one fewer DNS lookup.

    If you’re unable to get those set back, let me know.

    Thanks,
    Bill

    #34984
    steve rawlings
    steve rawlings
    Participant

    Thank you so much Bill,

    I was using a next-end smart slider in the header. It has been so long since I worked on the layout of the website that I do not remember how to get it placed in the header.

    The slide code is as follows:

    <?php
    echo do_shortcode(‘[smartslider2 slider=”9″]’);
    ?>

    I am not sure where to place it in the template file.

    could you tell me where or how I should get the slider back in the header?

    Thank you,

    Steve

    I attached a screen shot of the slider.

    #34986

    Bill Robbins
    Moderator

    Hi Steve,

    Most likely that code would go in the header.php file. You can add it there by going to the Appearance section of your dashboard and clicking on edit and then choosing the file from the list on the right.

    Let me know if you run into trouble there,
    Bill

    #34998
    steve rawlings
    steve rawlings
    Participant

    Hi Bill,

    I found the header.php file, but do not know exactly where to place it in the code. I keep getting a fatal error notice.

    could you tell me what code line I should be placing it in?

    Thanks for your help,

    Steve

    #34999

    Bill Robbins
    Moderator

    If you’d like to have the slider centered and below the logo, I would look in this segment:

    
    	<div class="outside-logo clearfix">
    		<?php get_template_part( 'layouts/logo' ); ?>
    		
    		<?php if(of_get_option('tagline_include') == 'yes') { 
    		
    			if (is_home()) {
    					echo '<div id="tagline"><h2>'.get_bloginfo('description').'</h2></div>';
    				} else {
    					echo '<div id="tagline"><p>'.get_bloginfo('description').'</p></div>';
    				}
    			
    		} ?>
    		
    	</div>
    

    and place it right before the

    
    </div>
    

    See how that works for you.

    Bill

    #35025
    steve rawlings
    steve rawlings
    Participant

    Thank You so much Bill,
    That did the job.
    I am just getting ready for bed here in Thailand.

    Have a great day,
    Steve

    #35026

    Bill Robbins
    Moderator

    I’m glad that did the trick Steve. Have a fantastic tomorrow 🙂

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