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18 March 2015 @ 01:39 pm
LJ Update Creates Comment Problems....  
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Theme: Flexible Squares and Nebula
Actions: Full Size Comments Bar Appearing In Custom Posts.

It is quite possible if you have a layout that was created from scratch you are seeing a comments error on your journal. Here is an example:

Suddenly there is a "footer" bar or hovering comment links at the bottom of your page when you are in a post with comments.

What's Happening
So I noticed this on Monday and started messing around with my layouts only to realize that something was very wrong. And I'd just recently read how LJ had updated things. So I sent them a Support Message and got back this response.

Thank you for your report of this problem with loading comments, and I apologize for the inconvenience it is causing. This issue is affecting longer comment threads in journals or communities that use the Flexible Squares or Nebula styles.

This bug has been reported and a fix is being created. Again, my apologies for the inconvenience until the issue is resolved.

So LJ informed me the problem was resolved and but the issue persisted and I found some help with the coding which you can find over at THIS POST.

Pass the word on by reposting this message....
 
 
 
ღ Candy ❀ܓ: dreamgirlcandream on March 18th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
I'm betting LJ's update messed something up so we will all just have to wait and see if they fix it anytime soon. And yes, it does feel like every time LJ fixes something they break something else. Let's hope this is resolved soon.

I really wonder why... It was really awesome the last few weeks. But now nothing's working. -.-
Jill aka Jo: JtV: Shockedsireesanwar on March 18th, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
See for me it wasn't awesome the last few weeks. All of lj was totally messed up and until a week ago I went 2 weeks without being able to really post.

They've been having some major issues for about 3 weeks now.
*•.¸♡☆ αмαzιηg ☆♡¸.•*amazing on March 20th, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
Ughhh. They should really have more people on their team. LJ is still slow for me and doesn't want to post comments, and when it does post it leaves like 3.

It shouldn't take this long to fix a problem. Their update was only about movie night, why would they mess around with different codings? Doesn't make sense.

Also, I noticed the footer bar in abc_onceupon and my person journal - and I'm just like LJ messed up another thing.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on March 20th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
It is so frustrating and I'm betting that is part of this error because it is messing with comments/footers. Hopefully they will resolve the issue soon.

Well, actually they just updated the LJ system to compensate for the last error and then when they updated the Scrapbook system. I'm betting they constantly fix bugs on their coding and when they upload it to the system, if they are missing just one closing bracket the entire site can freak out. I know... I've done it to my own site.

Yep. It is frustrating but at least that error doesn't prevent us from using the site like the last one.
dikana: cooldikana on March 23rd, 2015 11:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info, I was getting pissed about that. Now, let's gonna wait.

Sorry if this is a little bit off-topic, but since I'm using your wonderful layouts both in my journal and my community, I'd like to ask you for some advices. This last LJ update really worried me. I mean, I think it's great they're working on an adaptive design to improve the "mobile experience" with the site, but what are they doing exactly? Are they coding with HTML5 and CSS3, or something like that? And, if that's the case, what about our blogs made of HTML and CSS2? Maybe the homepage of LJ will have an "adaptive design", but our journals won't. Isn't it a little bit... CRAPPY? I don't know if it has to do with that or not, but since they've updated the site's code, my journal seems so heavy and slow, as if LJ was having problems to load it.

I was wondering if LJ has any adaptive layout, with a fluid/liquid/elastic/howeveritiscalled design, optimized for both PC and mobile experience. Do you know anything about it? I'm not sure what's the difference between LJ types of layout... Why is flexible squares so popular, for example? Is it better/easier than the others? I think the "adaptive one" is the chameleon type, but... God, there are only two or three optiones by free, and they're ugly! Have you ever thought about making an adaptive layout based on chameleon code? Is it even possible to do it? I tried to search info about this, but found nothing.

For last, I know you have your home site on weebly, and I'd like to ask you how is that platform. I know they have both PC and mobile versions of their themes, and that's important to me. But what about their layouts and designs? Are they customizable? Is there a real variety of looks, do we have full control over our website? I'm a writer, so I'm searching for a easy site where reading long texts doesn't get annoying.

BFFF, SORRY FOR THIS MASSIVE COMMENT 8'D But you're so professional and I really trust in your opinion.

Thank you very much for your time! :)
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Dany with a whispersireesanwar on March 25th, 2015 11:52 pm (UTC)
This pro isn't as much of a pro as you'd think...

Okay first if they are working with CSS3 we should be okay because a lot of the new aspects of CSS3 is not relevant to the layouts and others are where I'm getting my information and if a few things need updates... I'll let you know. I wouldn't worry too much. They tend to update the base code for layouts and then make it public. This will enable us to adjust things if necessary. But I'm confident things should be okay.

I'm sure it is possible to make a chameleon code for a paid layout but it isn't something I'm up on so I'm not sure I could do it. Now the app provides you with a "layout" of sorts but again the app sucks. So far, LJ hasn't thought ahead to mobile layouts but I would assume if they add that to the base code then we can simply add it to the layout coding. We'll have to see.

I think Flexible Squares was so popular because it was easy to customize and therefore became the most customize layout. I essentially learned most of my coding skills simply by altering Flexible Squares and I have now made almost 100 layouts and have several websites. You could say I love coding.

What I love about Weebly is that I can customize the layout. They have premade layouts to choose from (mostly not that good looking) but I just take one and customize it. Or you can actually start from scratch. They do have mobile versions which you can also customize and preview before saving. I would definitely recommend Weebly. The other things I love about them is I have 2 free sites in one account. Always save things you upload into their system though because should you change your base layout from one of theres to another things will disappear in your uploaded files. IE me Live versions of my layouts. So I end up having to re-upload them if I switch layouts. But this is only if I switch the to a totally different layout rather than say just the coding. There are things I don't love about Weebly but I wanted a free site which was easily customized and they provided it.
dikanadikana on April 9th, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
Don't say that; you have more experience and always share it here to help us very kindly. Even if you don't know how to solve a problem, you try to find out how to fix it for us. So, at least for me, you're pretty pro XD

Thanks for your advices! I feel relieved, hope everything will be actually okay with all these updates and LJ keeps improving without fucking us too much. I've seen you finally found out how to fix that odd comments bar problem, so thanks for it too, I'm gonna edit the code right now! :D

About Weebly, I'd like to ask you one last question: can we organize the content of our website in "pages", like Wordpress? I think you told me about that feature, some time ago, when I asked you about the differences between the most popular platforms of blogging. That "page feature" is something I really miss in LJ, so if I can find it in Weebly, I'll set there my home site. You convinced me with its advantages :)

Thank you so much again for all your help! ♥
Jill aka Jo: SPN: Sams tatsireesanwar on April 9th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I try.

Believe me I've been worried about that too but it seems to keep working out.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Are you referring to having pages and blog posts as two separate things at Wordpress. If so... yes. If you mean can you see a list of them like at Wordpress (in the Dashboard) then no. Let me show you what I mean...

 photo WeeblyPages.png

You can see the pages but it isn't as simple as Wordpress... still it isn't hard either.

See Weebly is primarily a Web site but it adds a blog into it. So it is really the best of both worlds and has a world more of function than Wordpress (unless you are buying into it).

The only thing I don't love is that if you make sub-menu's on the navbar you pretty much have to make a page or a link.

That didn't work out that well for my Outlander site which now needs to have a Season page before the episodes. I don't love that but I can work with it.

As for the blog posts... I don't use the blog function so I'm unsure. You can go to the site and start messing with it and see how you feel about it.
dikanadikana on April 10th, 2015 01:25 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I'm awful at english :'D

But yes, I think you've got it. I was talking about the capability to organize the content of the web in separate sections, instead of having all the post mixed in a "home page" (like LJ). For example; if I have two or three different anthologies of short stories, I'd want a navbar button named "short stories", which displays into submenus like "anthology 1", "anthology 2" (each of them with submenus of their respective short stories, too), and so on. Ok, it's a pretty dumb example, but you know, that's what I meant XD Not a blog, but a place to keep "tidy" my work, as a kind of archive. And I think Weebly definitely has what I was looking for.

I don't care about Weebly's blog, because I rather keep my blog here, in LJ. Maybe could I... syndicate it? Is it said that way? When you post something in a platform and it's also submitted in another automatically... Anyway, I think a web fits better with my purpose than a blog, so I'll follow your advice and mess with Weebly, it looks pretty interesting :D

Thanks again! I'm so sorry for being so annoying, but I appreciate your help a lot!
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Dorisireesanwar on April 10th, 2015 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah you can do that.

I got my blogs to post to my web page by using FeedInformer. You just have to know the "rss fee" of your blog and for LJ it is usually something like this:
http://USERNAME.livejournal.com/data/rss

Best part is I can add multiple sources so if I also wanted my Facebook posts to add to the feed I can. Plus it is customizable to your layout and specifications though it takes some learning.

Look. You aren't annoying me. Clearly I like helping people learn things so I'm here for questions like this.

If I don't know something I'll just tell you.

And I hope if you find something out you'd tell me. ;-)

Edited at 2015-04-10 05:58 pm (UTC)
dikanadikana on April 16th, 2015 10:19 am (UTC)
Thanks once again for all your help! XD

Though I have almost no experience, I also love coding, so I'll do my best with Weebly :D If I find something really hard, I'll ask you for advice again. And don't worry, I'll tell you too if I find out something interesting! XD

Thanks! :)