Error After Upgrading to WordPress 4.5.3

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Hi,

I've had an issue with my site Explainer Video Cost | Compare Explainer Video Costs Instantly , it was working fine when it was running on WordPress 4.5.2, After upgrading to WordPress 4.5.3 my site is not functioning how it should on the front-end.

I urgently need a fix, so if you have any ideas of how I can fix this, that'd be much appreciated.

Thanks,
-Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    Originally Posted by stevebuckely View Post

    Hi,

    I've had an issue with my site Explainer Video Cost | Compare Explainer Video Costs Instantly , it was working fine when it was running on WordPress 4.5.2, After upgrading to WordPress 4.5.3 my site is not functioning how it should on the front-end.

    I urgently need a fix, so if you have any ideas of how I can fix this, that'd be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    -Steve
    and thats the exact reason why you should never use wordpress

    its bulky and has endless troubles after updates

    i only have 1 wp site left, i NEVER update, no need to, got the best
    security firewall etc plugins, its saver than the central bank

    i know it doesnt help you now, so maybe its time for you to switch
    from this amateur software and go pro for real?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

      you should never use wordpress . . . its time for you to switch from this amateur software and go pro for real?

      So George, please tell us all the "real pro" web site software that you're talking about. If you're going to bash WordPress let's here about the better alternative.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        So George, please tell us all the "real pro" web site software that you're talking about. If you're going to bash WordPress let's here about the better alternative.

        Steve
        Dreamweaver from the beginning to today mate

        I do a site in 1 hour, a complex one in a day or two

        They load 10 x faster than the fastest WP site with the best cache
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve B
          Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

          Dreamweaver from the beginning to today mate

          I do a site in 1 hour, a complex one in a day or two

          George,

          Dreamweaver is probably the very best option for you because you own the software and have spent a lot of time learning how to use it.

          For the average solo Internet marketer that doesn't own Dreamweaver and doesn't have clue how to use it anyway, which alternative is going to be preferable to getting a web site up and running? Dreamweaver or WordPress? Which alternative is going to be the most cost effective for a new business owner? Which alternative is going to give a better design for the site if the owner has no particular design skills?

          Dreamweaver is great for the professional.

          But is it really a practical alternative for the average everyday solo business owner? Be honest.

          Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Originally Posted by stevebuckely View Post

    Hi,

    I've had an issue with my site Explainer Video Cost | Compare Explainer Video Costs Instantly , it was working fine when it was running on WordPress 4.5.2, After upgrading to WordPress 4.5.3 my site is not functioning how it should on the front-end.

    I urgently need a fix, so if you have any ideas of how I can fix this, that'd be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    -Steve
    When you upgrade your WordPress Make sure that your current theme is compatible with it. Try to change the theme, May be it works for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    I suggest you go to the officialWordpress Support Forum. There should be someone there able to help you.

    Also, don't pay too much heed to George Schwab's doom and gloom response. I've used Wordpress almost since its inception in 2003 - I've been a user since December 2014. During that time I've had hundreds of Wordpress websites and sold on quite a few of them. George clearly doesn't like Wordpress, but that's his opinion, nothing more. Each to his own . . .

    I've also had a few non-Wordpress websites and I find it interesting to note that these are the only ones I've ever had issues with regarding hacking. Wordpress is a CMS platform used by some of the top businesses worldwide.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    As mentioned go to the source. In the past, I've had similar problems, and mostly with plug ins which don't keep up. But go, and ask the pros, and double check your plug-ins too.

    GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    First off, I second Anne's suggestion that this is a better question for the Wordpress support area, the theme developer's support area, plugin support area, not the main board of the Warrior Forum.

    As for George's opinion, my take is that it's a matter of "horses for courses".

    I've used Dreamweaver, and it's a fine program for what it does. If you need a simple site, like a listbuilder with a landing page, thank you page and a few static support pages, pure html/css is the way to go, with maybe an assist from some simple external scripts.

    For a large site, like a growing blog with dozens or hundreds of pages, a proper CMS is the only way to go and still stay sane. And like it or not, WP is the 800# gorilla in the room.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by depock View Post

        I think what George is saying is that a static site seems to be bullet proof and Wordpress is prone to having security issues and problems when updating. I'm resisting doing WP sites for that reason until I find a bullet proof solution for it.
        If all you need is a smallish, static site then WP is overkill. Kind of like hunting quail with a bazooka. Or sending a UFC fighter to steal some kid's lunch money.

        Many of the problems attributed to Wordpress can actually be laid at the feet of the site owner. Things like using a one-click install with simple database names and passwords, using the default user name and a simple password to access WP, never changing that password, over-reliance on plugins, failing to update WP, themes or plugins. All have simple fixes and eliminate most of the problems.

        I started out on Movable Type and quickly switched to WP. I use as few plugins as possible, preferring to create a child theme and add functionality by adding functions, tweaking the style sheets and modifying the various templates. It's not as easy as creating a small static site, but trying to manage a pure html site that is growing and updated frequently will drive you nuts.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    Ok Steve,

    honestly: You do not need the latest version of it, get an older one, they cost almost nothing
    they do all the same thing, are basic, simple to learn and operate. And you get something
    that is insanely flexible, and you can things with it that you cannot do with WP, unless you
    get a plugin for it. And as i said, thats what makes it bulky, unstable, and it gets fatter and
    slower the more plugins you load, and these guys sometimes develop conflicts with each
    other, hahahaha, what a crap solution. Everytime i login 10 plugins want updates,
    and 3 want me to upgrade. Look, if i want to waste my time, i watch football or tennis,
    otherwise i either do business or spend my time on the beach talking with friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    George,

    Thanks for the reply. I have no doubt you are good with Dreamweaver and I'm sure if people would apply themselves to getting it and learning it, they would be very capable web site creators.

    I'm just of the opinion that the average solo business owner would rather not buy the software and take the time to learn it. I think WordPress suites the non-technical solo business owner better. I personally think it is cheaper, easier to learn, and results in a better designed web site for the non professional.

    Of course, that's just my personal opinion and I respect yours.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    Fine, one question is open: Newbies that dont want to learn a software,
    but rather drag & drop their way to internet stardom: I recommend Mobirise

    it's new but good, costs nothing and has frequent updates, I got a version,
    and its pretty decent, no complains so far, you can build a basic 10 pages site
    in 1 hour if you have your content ready, try it and you will see for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author kilgore
    Seriously? Dreamweaver? No need to update? Amateur software?

    This is wrong on so many levels.

    Wordpress is just fine. And it's hardly "amateur software" as companies from Time magazine to The Walt Disney Company to Mercedes-Benz can attest to. (For a nice list of some of the top sites using WordPress see: https://wordpress.org/showcase/archives/). It's certainly not a one-size-fits all solution for every website out there. But it's a great choice for many, many sites.

    As for Dreamweaver... It's fine for what it does. And it was my IDE of choice back in 2003 -- but it's hardly what I'd call a "pro" solution in 2016. If it's working for you, more power to you. But I don't know of any serious developers who use it anymore. (And sorry, anyone who calls a website that can be built in just one or two days as "complex" doesn't count as serious in my book.)

    If you think that you are secure because you have this or that plugin installed, you're seriously deluding yourself. That's just not true at all. Plugins can only compensate for attacks they know about and new vulnerabilities are being discovered all the time -- even with code that has been used and considered stable for years. Remember Heartbleed bug? It was introduced into OpenSSL in 2011 and not patched until 2014. Seriously. Update your Wordpress. Please.
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    • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
      Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

      Seriously? Dreamweaver? No need to update? Amateur software?

      This is wrong on so many levels.

      Wordpress is just fine. And it's hardly "amateur software" as companies from Time magazine to The Walt Disney Company to Mercedes-Benz can attest to. (For a nice list of some of the top sites using WordPress see: https://wordpress.org/showcase/archives/). It's certainly not a one-size-fits all solution for every website out there. But it's a great choice for many, many sites.

      As for Dreamweaver... It's fine for what it does. And it was my IDE of choice back in 2003 -- but it's hardly what I'd call a "pro" solution in 2016. If it's working for you, more power to you. But I don't know of any serious developers who use it anymore. (And sorry, anyone who calls a website that can be built in just one or two days as "complex" doesn't count as serious in my book.)

      If you think that you are secure because you have this or that plugin installed, you're seriously deluding yourself. That's just not true at all. Plugins can only compensate for attacks they know about and new vulnerabilities are being discovered all the time -- even with code that has been used and considered stable for years. Remember Heartbleed bug? It was introduced into OpenSSL in 2011 and not patched until 2014. Seriously. Update your Wordpress. Please.

      Let me put it this way:

      Marketing: "Mercedes Benz: The best or nothing"

      Reality: One of the reliability statistics of the last few years shows Mercedes
      on #46 on the UK "how many breakdowns, repairs, failures" owners had during the year before.

      I Know Mercedes headquarters in Germany, I worked for them, I also remember the time when the marketing message was true. Today you better buy a more reliable car, because these guys are going for saving money on quality components theses, days, so they are cheap b*******s.

      No wonder they use WP. Cheap loves company.

      "Seriously. Update your Wordpress. Please."

      No thanks, it's a fun site, not a money site, I dont spend any real time with it.
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      • Profile picture of the author kilgore
        Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

        No wonder they use WP. Cheap loves company.
        I get it. Instead of using Wordpress, they should have just spent a day or two making their website in Dreamweaver, right?
        Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

        "Seriously. Update your Wordpress. Please."

        No thanks, it's a fun site, not a money site, I dont spend any real time with it.
        It doesn't matter if it's a money site. Unsecured sites don't just put you at risk, they put everyone at risk. Sites like yours are the reason that there are botnets helping cyber-criminals run phishing scams and DDOS attacks.
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        • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
          [QUOTE=kilgore;10765669Sites like yours are the reason that there are botnets helping cyber-criminals run phishing scams and DDOS attacks.[/QUOTE]

          My site NEVER got attacked. Your dreaming. Get a life.
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