Word Press Week 9

First real problem with WordPress. Avert your eyes if technical talk hurts your brain.

Friday night (I believe), I made some changes, installed a couple of plugins, and generally futzed around. Saturday I noticed pages never finished loading. Glancing at the error console in Safari, I see reams of errors that read something like:

SyntaxError: Parse error

http://www.b12partners.net/wp/2008/06/29/the-best-god-joke-ever/function%20(iterator,%20context)%20{%20%20var%20index%20=%200;%20%20iterator%20=%20iterator.bind(context);%20%20try%20%20%20{%20%20%20%20this._each(function%20(value)%20%20%20%20{%20%20%20%20%20%20iterator(value,%20index++);%20%20%20%20});%20%20}%20%20catch%20(e)%20%20{%20%20%20%20if%20(e%20!=%20$break)%20%20%20%20%20%20throw%20e;%20%20}%20%20return%20this;} (line 1)


Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /wp/function (object) { if (Object.isFunction(this.indexOf)) if (this.indexOf(object) != -1) return true; var found = false; this.each(function (value) { if (value == object) { found = true; throw $break; } }); return found;} on this server.

Goes on forever, hundreds of these. This can’t be good, I thought, so have tried these fixes:

turn off all plugins (no change).

turn off all recently addeded plugins (no change)

remove widgets (the sidebar column elements). This is sort of a pain if a widget is hand-created (such as the Google ad widget), once you remove it, it isn’t available to be put back. Moveable Type is superior in this instance – every widget was saved individually, and you can mix and match at your leisure.

Switching to different themes

Replacing the templates from originals for the theme I had been using, in case some garbage code got introducedToggled:

WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically

because I did change this recently.

Crap. What next?

2 thoughts on “Word Press Week 9

  1. hmmm, maybe the last burst of troubleshooting fixed it. Too bad I have a real job, and can’t really look at this until later. If you see anything weird, or have helpful suggestions, please, please jump in before I shoot the damn thing with a potato gun.

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