December 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm #8674
I thought this problem was a theme related problem, so I purchased Genesis w/ Streamline, but the problem still exists. 99% of the style changes I make never show. I can change text just fine, but when try to do something as simple as change the background color, the changes I make do not show. I've even attempted to use many of the Genesis style plugins to modify my site, but still, nothing. I've disabled all plugins, cleared the cache and played with the style.css area as per some of the threads I have found. No changes. I even switched to one of the free WordPress themes, but the Streamline theme was still showing after clearing the cache yet again.
I have no problem admitting I'm a noob, but this is just plain sad.
I did a search to make sure there wasn't a solution to be found and the closest thread that I could find was
but it was of no help.December 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm #8675
It could be your hosting environment. Does changing the permalinks work?
It sounds to me like the permissions on the files are not allowing any changes. Are you able to see the files via an ftp programme? When you said you play around with the CSS box are you referring to using the Editor under appearances or are you editing the file using an ftp programme on the server? The folders should be 755 and files 644. Did you set up the database permissions yourself? Sorry to be asking more questions than answering, but it does seem very odd. One more question, have you tried doing this in different browsers? (In case there is a browser setting that is preventing the information from being saved.)December 31, 2012 at 11:09 pm #8676
I just tried to change a permalink- didn't work. I can see my files and my permissions are exactly as you say they should be. I haven't done anything other than install the theme, like I said I'm a total noob, so messing around in the ftp area is not something I'm familiar with.
I have not tried to use a different browser but I'll do that right now.December 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm #8677
Oh, and when editing the CSS, I am using the WordPress Editor.December 31, 2012 at 11:21 pm #8678
Okay, nothing has changed when viewing on another browser. I changed the header image to one with a background color instead of just text, and the change didn't show up with Firefox (main browser) or IE.
I did notice something interesting when viewing from a different browser. My header image appears to have a slight shadow surrounding it when viewing the site with Firefox, however with IE, there is no shadow and the image blends flawlessly with the stock background color.December 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm #8680
New development. If I click on any of the links located in the widgets, it'll take me to a page that shows all of my changes. Then I click on menu links and I get right back to the screwed up version. Maybe I just need to delete all content and start fresh.January 1, 2013 at 4:32 am #8700
You shouldn't have to delete your content and start again. Identifying where the problem lies is the main thing. So what do your permalinks look like? When you changed the permalinks did you do it in under the settings menu? The reason I ask this is that when there is a problem with the server/host one thing that does go wrong is the permalinks won't change to something like /%postname%/%post_id%/ (this is the setting I use). It is an unusual problem you are describing - not something that happens often. The fact that the pages with the changes exist somewhere is a clue. When you look at those pages note down the url and compare that to the url of the unchanged page. I hope this helps.January 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm #8758
It's a fresh site so I wasn't losing anything. The setting I had for permalinks was /%postname%/. When you asked if I could change them, I didn't do it through the Settings, I just literally went to a page and edited it. I just changed them from the custom /%postname%/ to month and name and created a new post and the permalink changed to the new format.
However, I made a new test page and I noticed that after adding the new page to the menu, the style changes to my site appeared. Just to make sure that's what it was, I changed the background color. Cleared my cache, refreshed the page. No change. Then I created a new page, added it to the menu, and bam... the background color changed.January 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm #8762
Look at your file directory and make sure your theme is in the wp-content/themes folder and not in a subfolder of another theme. What you are experiencing happens when it's not in the right folder.January 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm #8765
Just checked- it's in the correct place. Public_html>domain>wp-content>themesJanuary 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm #8770
Are you using the new WordPress Editor or the editor when you to Appearance > Editor?January 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm #8771
Appearance > EditorJanuary 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm #8772
Hummm, and you are editing the default style.css file? You have created a new one?January 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm #8773
Share the link to your website so I can take a look. It's better to see things visually and I can use Firebug.January 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm #8776
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