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  • in reply to: Restore of helper-slideshow.php #647093

    Thank you. Greatly appreciated.

    Ah, I see. I didn’t know we’d made that change. I guess we’ve been talking at crossed purposes then. Let’s consider the case resolved. Thank you for all your help.

    Ah, I see what happened there.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  spiteyourface.

    Thanks. If you search back through the private content of this thread you should already have access to the account.

    This is strange because I’ve asked this same question in this very forum twice previously, (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -gallery-2/”>here and (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -gallery/”>here and also refer to it (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -itself/”>here.

    On none of those occasions has anyone made the case that the flexible gallery is third party and the problem has always been resolved. I thought myself to be asking for a third time about something asked twice previously and that the flexible gallery is parcel with Flashlight (I can’t remember the installation process) and that the only problem is that solutions provided previously are no longer working?

    Also, in each previous instance the problem has been resolved successfully by changing the helper-slideshow.php. This is the only reason that I was trying to change it on this occasion. The flexible gallery has always previously been understood to be the problem inquired about, and changing that file has always ben suggested as the way to solve it and has always worked.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  spiteyourface.

    Yes, I thought that was clear from the beginning?

    Thanks. I can see where you’ve implemented the code change in that file, but it still doesn’t seem to work?

    I’ve linked to the page. If the order were reversed then the clapperboard image (first image by date) would be top left. I’ve tried adding and removing the code line in turn, but nothing happened?

    The only helper-slideshow.php I have is the current one you guys uploaded. The thread where I previously looked at reversing the order was this one (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -gallery-2/”> (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -gallery-2/ but I can’t find that same passage in the code anymore using find/replace?

    Strange, it showed as 23kb on my ftp, but thank you. The site is back up.

    Could you tell me how to reverse the order of the slideshow? The code seems to have updated since the last time I asked about it.


    I’ve now solved the problem of files deleting themselves, and returned the situation back to what it was at the start of this thread. That is; I edited the helper-slideshow.php and now the site is down, black, no content loading or apparent attempt to load?

    If you would take a look at the helper-slideshow.php and resolve any problems therein, your ftp access is still current. Thanks.

    (also I’m not sure the helper-slideshow.php is in the correct folder now, but that much is a new development)

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  spiteyourface.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  spiteyourface.

    By way of experiment, are you able to upload content yourself, since you have ftp access there? Please try uploading something (you can delete it afterwards ) then download it again to see if it’s been wiped or altered? That way I can better determine if the problem is specific to my i.p or maybe just my ftp software?

    okay, I found a backup for the config of the second site I mentioned. It’s a few years old but hopefully still applies. However the problem still remains that if I try to upload it I know it will just delete the content and overwrite it with an empty file. The same for all and any files. ??

    I screwed up.
    First of all, something is very wrong with the ftp process (permissions?) such that anything I upload is getting wiped in the upload. This is why the site has disappeared in a one-step two-step process as I’ve uploaded/wiped the helperslideshow.php and the wp-config.php

    If the file starts off with full content from the desktop (wp-config.php reads as 4kb) then when it uploads it appears as 0kb, and downloading it again confirms that the upload wiped the content. I even tried it with a few random .jpg images and the same thing happened.

    The problem now is that I experimentally uploaded the wp-config.php to the main directory to see if there was a problem with the holding folder, with the idea that I would move it into the folder within the ftp to see what happened. Except I didn’t realise that the wp-config.php for a sister site was located in the main directory, so now I have destroyed/deleted the contents of the wp-config.php files for two whole sites and now both sites are down.

    I don’t seem to have a back up for that second wp-config.php either (doh) so need to rebuild it. How would I even do that? Can I use the wp-config.php from the first site as a template and just change the user information? Or will it be completely different (the other site uses a different theme)?

    Regardless, I cannot current alter anything in my own ftp without incurring more damage or just dumping empty files.

    The non-uploading process seems to register with the error_log if you want to take a look at that?

    I have the wp-config.php on my desktop and it looks to still be intact. So far as I knew this is what was uploaded back to the ftp with the change undone. But I guess not? What I thought might have triggered the problem is that my Dreamweaver stopped working so I edited the .php in textedit. Is there any reason using textedit might have broken the coding?

    What about the helper-slideshow.php? That was the file that originally broke the site (also edited in textedit). What is the status of that file?

    I could just upload both back to their place in the ftp today, but I thought I already did that and that’s how the site broke? Or I could send you the files but I would need your email for attachments.


    attached, thanks.

    You should be able to see private info attached. The only files I knowingly altered were the helper-slideshow.php and the wp-config.php but I reverted both to before the changes, so in theory all should be as it was before I started and fully functioning. But it aint’

    If possible, if you find the solution to the general problem, can you also set the Alpine Tumblr to view oldest first, which is all I originally wanted to do? Thanks.

    Something very strange is going on. It wasn’t clear to me from that link how to run the debug, but I did the following:

    Downloaded wp-config.php to desktop > changed debug mode from false to true > replaced via ftp.

    Now I can’t access anything whatsoever and the site has effectively disappeared.

    If I go to my site url, white screen, nothing loads and no particular attempt to load anything.

    If I go to the wp login page for that site, white screen, nothing loads. So I cannot access wp in the slightest and it is as if the whole site directory were deleted, just from a couple small .php changes?? The site is still all visible and present via ftp so nothing has been physically deleted or moved, but all public viewing or administrative access is effectively blocked/broken!?

    in reply to: Reverse order of Flexible Grid gallery? #225151

    Amaze, thanks! Mission accomplished.

    in reply to: Upload error, date related #60098

    FYI, future readers; ‘resolved’ this by completely deleting the wp content folder, and restoring it from (completely identical) backup (stored only minutes earlier). Not especially elegant or logical, but worked for now.

    in reply to: Upload error, date related #60097

    Any ideas what, besides permissions, could be causing an upload to constantly fake out?

    I’ve changed/checked my chmod via both ftp AND Cpanel to ensure I have access and I have currently unchecked the ‘Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders’ box in WP>Settings>Media to see if disabling the date function helped. It didn’t.

    The files are sorta-almost uploading, that is, depositing zero-k ghost files in the directory with appropriate file names, even generating ghosts of all the file size variables that Flashlight creates. Which suggests to me it’s not a permissions thing (and its not a connection thing, rest of my web service is fine). But basically not letting me upload.

    in reply to: Upload error, date related #60096

    Cheers, but that made no difference. Does it matter for that fix that the gallery in question is in a ‘page’ not a ‘post’. Is there some inherent discrepancy preventing me from using a permanent page as a regularly updated/modified gallery over time?

    What specifically happens, and is continuing to happen is that if I try to upload an image (from the desktop) it starts uploading it then cuts out part way. If I upload two or more images it will make that same broken attempt to upload the first image, then cease and give me the above warning on the second image. So it’s like it tries, then realises it can’t. No idea if that makes any difference?

    in reply to: Upload error, date related #60094

    As stated in my opener, I’ve tried every chmod variable, which includes going right down the line, opening every containing folder and subfolder to both 755 and/or 777 temporarily making the whole thing wide open.

    It makes no apparent difference. What I think I’m really concerned about is forcing the gallery to upload to the new, more recent folders. Even though such folders have been automatically generated, it isn’t using them.

    in reply to: Upload error, date related #60092

    Any ideas? That it wants to upload to an outdated folder must surely relate to the theme, and not generic permissions issues? Are there settings for this anywhere or a file to edit?

    in reply to: Social Media link box #53845

    awesome, thanks. sorted it now.

    in reply to: Social Media link box #53843


    I managed to change the link location with your advice, but I’m still not sure where to change the viewable content of the hyperlink without breaking it? The name/content seems to be dynamically generated from the title of the site, so I’m not sure how to force a simple visible text change?


    in reply to: Social Media link box #53841

    Hi again, I figured how to custom the buttons as per my question above. But I still need to know how to change the copyright info. Having wrong copyright info displayed is pretty important.

    I want to be able to change the visual content of the clickable text, and have it link to an outside url. I’m guessing it’s SOMEWHERE between lines 98 and 102 in the sidebar.php, but trial and error is just causing…error.

    in reply to: Permalink problem #54542

    Thanks. found it was my post name structures in wp, they were default set to one of the date structures, rather than the ‘default’ and the install didn’t like it. fixed now.

    in reply to: Social Media link box #53840


    I would also like to adapt these buttons, at least I would like to change the rss button into a tumblr button and link accordingly. I’m sure I could create such an icon to match the design myself, but how would I then go about integrating it?

    Similarly, I want to change the link/content of the copyright notice in this same box, to read and link to something else. I’ve found roughly where I think I need to do this, within the SOCKET CONTAINER section of the sidebar.php ? But I’m not exactly sure which part to change?


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