I updated my directory plugin and it messed up my site

I updated my directory plugin and it removed my old banner and now my chat plugin is at the bottom at not the side on top of it all it has the google analytics code on the top of the page, can someone help me clean this up. I have a client that I need to get this out to tomorrow.

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Ya, I updated the plugin like you said now if you go to http://www.rehabfinder.info there's a blank spot where a banner is suppose to be. Also, I use to have my chat and my facebook likes on a side bar. However, it says sidebar not available and not used.

    if you go to http://www.rehabfinder.info you'll see what it means I have a banner that I created that I want to go where the white spot is.

    If you go to http://www.addictionhelper.com there's a side bar there for widget. I use to have my chat and stuff there, however it's just one big page now, while the chat and ad's are on the bottom.

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Here's a better explanation

    I updated the directory plugin like you mentioned and it removed my header. Not it just says rehab finder. I have created a customer banner that could go there, with my clients 1-800 number etc... Also I have the chat plugin that works great but it put everything to the bottom. In the theme it says sidebar infactive and only portrays footers in the widget area. I would like to have a side bar that I can add widgets too similar to http://www.addiction-helper.com, so I can add my chat contract now from my social medial icons, and maybe a few other things. Also under rehab directories it only lists 5 of the 50 states. Is there a way to spread those out evenly of have something on the bottom that says continued, or even just show all the sites. I'm trying to get that page to look symetrical, while having my sidebar active at all times. If you could help me do that, I would be so greatful and happy. Thank you....

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Something very interesting happened right now, when i go into my widgets the inactive sidebar widget has disappeared. The most important thing I need now though is to get my custom banner on the front page of rehabfinder.info where it simple says RehabFinder in blue letters. After if we could figure out how to place everything on the right hand side like what's on http://www.addiction-helper.com the social media icons the chat features etc that would be great.

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    I also found out that when I updated everything the old header that was on there labeled rehab-finder-header1.jpg is not showing, on the old version of the template it was. However, now it's blank, so it must of got redirected somewhere?

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    No im using that style the ad spot and the footer, but I'd rather have a side bar and an easier way to put my header up that I created via photoshop. I had a temp one there but when I upgraded it disappeared. here is some screen shot on the top of the page where it says just Rehab Finder I want to add my own custom banner and then have the chat and everything else be portrayed on the side of the post if possible. Especially on the front page. Here are some screen shots i did my best but theres a max resolution i can send

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    no i just added it to rehab-finder-header1.jpg in the right directory and it appeared now not the original one or the new one I want will appear. This side bar thing looks complex, is there a way I could do it with a plugin or what would I have to do, because I don't know php.

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Also what file would need to me modified to add that side bar. If you don't mind me asking. Also, where would the header go now and what would it be labeled. I used google chrome and it said it was the same image as the directory before I updated, but it's not showing up for some reason stll.

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Ok, what happened was they changed the person working on this project mid way through, and I got left with the mess when I updated the theme and plugin. I use to have a sidebar, and someone wrote me a custom code, but it no longer worked when I updated. I just need to add a side bar to this template, and things should be great. The site is http://www.rehabfinder.info the screen shots are above and the name of the template is there. The last time they tweeked it, they made a footer be a sidebar, I found that code, I just don't know where to put it.

    It's the directory theme Version 1.1.1 The name of the theme is directory. If someone could help me add a side bar that would be great. I tried adding his old code and it said style,css couldn't be found even though it was in the zipped package that I updated. I will give point stars kisses renew my membership whatever if you can help me get an easy to use sidebar on t his template.

    Thanks Guys.

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Lots of posts to read. :slight_smile:

    Ya I had someone else working on the project they edited the code somehow to get the sidebar into the footer areas

    Ah, yeah, so the issue seems to be that some custom coding was one. An update in WordPress would remove the old version and upload a new version.

    This seems to be where the issue lays.

    There is a tutorial here:

    http://www.tastyplacement.com/add-sidebar-wordpress

    I tried adding his old code and it said style,css couldn't be found even though it was in the zipped package that I updated.

    If the files was definitely there then you should check the path.

    If you get really stuck you could try the guys over at tweaky:

    https://tweaky.com

    They take on projects. If you do use them then please let me know how you get on. Adding a sidebar and the image isn't a huge job for a developer.

    Take care.

  • beau_griffis
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    I added the image, I figured that out. I'm a beginner, but I'm learning quick. I use to code Perl, but this was 10 years ago when I was working as a system administrator linux/freebsd etc... So I pick up things quickly, but I changed jobs and went into finance, so I am out of doubt. I figured it out. Google chrome is a big help. Thank you for your help.

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