Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:20 PM
No configs were modified, just repeating the same "create new box, choose set, add content, publish, refresh page to see result, adjust text, refresh page to see modified." operation.
At some point, that last step showed the page with the message below instead of boxes. All categories (box sets) no longer displaying. Instead, I see this.
What happened? Any ideas to fix this? (sample site at : http://cyclerob.presentis.ca)
Add Box Posts To Activate.
Add Posts →
Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:28 PM
Also, on the specific page where you lost them, make sure you don't have them deactivated in PL Meta settings.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:33 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. I have checked the areas you suggest, and all seems normal. Yet the boxes don't display, anywhere.
They really just... stopped being there. On every page. The site uses boxes on most pages, in different configs. Now any page that had boxes no longer has them, just that "Add box posts to activate". Weird. Feels like losing a gear while driving - "What happened to 3rd gear?" It's just gone.
The page that was receiving new content was this : http://cyclerob.pres...velos-de-route/, to which we were adding box content. Worked fine until it didn't. No configs were touched or modified. Was on 1.2.8, this happened, updated to 1.2.9, still no return of the boxes.
FWIW, I had a limit set to 6 boxes, and the last one I uploaded was the 6th. Then this happened. Adjusted the limit to 20 (in case, for some weird reason, that would change something) but nothing.
Any other ideas or suggestions?
Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:10 PM
Make sure the boxes are in a set (just in case something removed them from their box-set).
If nothing works, you may need to implement http://wordpress.org.../plugins/boxer/ in place of the regular boxes. I'm unsure why boxes would vanish like that.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:17 PM
Again, no configs were changed before this happened.
I have just created a new box, similar to the others - just to validate - and the same thing happens again.
Would re-installing Pagelines correct this? Would I lose data?
Questions: Does boxer have the same features as the Box in pagelines? Can I use and control boxer from the pagelines interface as easily as I used these boxes, before this happened? Do you know how easily the content can be migrated to one from the other (or do we have to redo everything?)
We're testing Pagelines with this site, and I was loving it until this. I'd rather avoid the trouble involved with adding another plugin...
I appreciate your help on this, by the way. What was lost in vital functionality is at least made up for in support, which is cool.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:29 AM
Either way, we really appreciate your help Rob, I especially like when people propose real alternate solutions (the boxer option). So far, so good, as far as pagelines tests go.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:51 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:09 AM
Quick question; is the text content of boxes SEO-friendly? In other words, in its current state, if we have a product-based site, and every product name, picture and written description is in a box, can it be indexed and findable by Google and co.? If so, would it lead to the main /products page? Which page would get linked to by search engines?
Let me know if this is discussed somewhere else, didn't find it. Would have looked into it this weekend, but then I had to find our boxes