WordPress update breaks theme

I upgraded the WordPress software to the latest and greatest yesterday, and it appears to have broken the theme (Tiga) which we were using.

So while I fix the problem, CA may look peculiar as I might have to change themes temporarily. Your comments will still get through, so keep typing.

Update:

I think I’ve found out the problem, as I replicated what has happened using a clean install of WordPress 2.2

The theme doesn’t work with WordPress 2.2

I’ve tried leaving a comment/message to the theme author, but his weblog is so broken that I couldn’t leave a message. (This must be a hint to look elsewhere)

I’m going to try to customize another theme (or find another theme that doesn’t suck – not easy) using my test rig and then everything will change.

Since I didn’t get my copy of Harry Potter today, I suppose I’d better use the time constructively…

Further Update:

I created my own CA theme➠by hacking another theme so that it looked more like the original. I regard this as a temporary replacement until I find a theme that doesn’t juxtapose orange and green letters on a black background and the result doesn’t scream “Hey look at me, I can hack php!”


25 Comments

  1. Paul Linsay
    Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 5:40 AM | Permalink

    The comment numbering seems to have disappeared. Makes it hard to reply to others and answer questions.

  2. John A
    Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 6:43 AM | Permalink

    Yes, I know. I’m trying my best to fix it.

  3. Craig Loehle
    Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 6:54 AM | Permalink

    I hope when you fix it I can read it again, the current version has tiny and gray type.

  4. Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 8:15 AM | Permalink

    Hmmmm. I was going to update the WP on my blog, but now I think I’ll wait.

  5. MarkW
    Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 9:29 AM | Permalink

    The most recent posts window is gone again.

  6. John A
    Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 11:18 AM | Permalink

    I know, dammit.

  7. reid simpson
    Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 11:44 AM | Permalink

    John – this is much better. thanks for all your efforts here.

  8. Posted Jul 20, 2007 at 2:33 PM | Permalink

    #6

    Don’t worry, compare to (20.32 UTC)

    The RealClimate software is being upgraded. Apologies for the short break in service, but we should be back soon.

    :)

  9. L Nettles
    Posted Jul 22, 2007 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

    I am check to see if the site is accepting comments

  10. Gerald Machnee
    Posted Jul 22, 2007 at 3:56 PM | Permalink

    The Spam filter is blocking me.

  11. John A
    Posted Jul 22, 2007 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    There were about 30 legitimate comments blocked. I have no idea why.

    Sorry about that.

    Please e-mail me if it happens again.

  12. Paul
    Posted Jul 22, 2007 at 7:15 PM | Permalink

    Bummer about not getting your Harry Potter… Voldemort, in the 32 chapter, … Ok, I’m not going to spoil it for you (got through the whole book in one evening reading).

    Good luck with the theme.

  13. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 7:15 AM | Permalink

    The site has been down due to flooding in England, where the server is located.

  14. fFreddy
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 7:36 AM | Permalink

    Naturally, Auntie reckons it’s due to climate change.

  15. Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 7:47 AM | Permalink

    I’m glad CA is back … I have been suffering withdrawal symptoms!

  16. Hans Erren
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 8:01 AM | Permalink

    Shall we blame AGW or La Nina? ;-)

  17. L Nettles
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 8:07 AM | Permalink

    The site has been down due to flooding in England, where the server is located.

    I still refuse to blame AGW for the site outage.

  18. Mark T.
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 8:30 AM | Permalink

    I had one blocked on Pike’s Peak, and your (John A) email is not apparent on the website anywhere…

    Mark

  19. tom
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

    Is the site working properly again yet, John?

  20. Ian Blanchard
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    SteveM
    Check out the various media over here (BBC particularly). It’s all due to climate change.

  21. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

    The spam filter seems to be eating everything. I don’t know why these things are so unstable, but I’ll claw back the comments manually.

    PLEASE don’t double post as it makes the manual recovery harder.

  22. MarkW
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 10:02 AM | Permalink

    That’s one aggressive filter.

    You must have all the spam settings set at maximum security.

  23. Mark T.
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

    Sorta like Santa Claus on Futurama. His naughty/nice filter was set so high that everyone but Dr. Zoidberg was deemed “naughty.”

    Mark

  24. John A
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 12:22 PM | Permalink

    My e-mail address is listed at the “Contact Steve Mc” page.

    The aggressiveness of the Spam Filter was because of a javascript problem (possibly in the theme). All of the relevant comments have been recovered and the javascript module has been wound down several notches.

    I hate upgrades as well.

  25. John A
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

    And I’ve restored the comment quicktags! Everyone high 5!

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