My Website has gone mad - Visual Composer?


I recently installed visual composer and everything was fine a few days ago. I added some things to my home page, like a call to action and post grids for pages and posts. All worked well. Then all of a sudden I couldn't have both grids on a page. The first grid worked (pages) and my recent posts would work on other pages stand alone. I thought it was weird shortcode, as i found a few oddities, fixed them, and things worked. For a time.

To make things fun, the grids would swap over on the home page. And, extra points, things would work on my phone but not in my browser!

I have moved the recent posts grid to the bottom of the home page and every now and then it pops back up:

Then my ninja kick email form (floating email on the right) stopped working. First it wouldn't close properly, then it just wouldn't do anything at all, crashing the page.

Today thing got much worse. The site was really slow, so I used humming bird to minify stuff. and like magic my home page worked perfectly. After a few page refreshes random vc elements on the site stopped working. Turing of humming bird did nothing. But turning things on and off in there would often bring VC elements or ninja kick back to life.

I have been back and forth. Fix one thing, then another breaks. Now I am just clicking refresh, see post girds, click ninja kick, it works. Yay! Click refresh, now ninja kick doesn't work. Boo. Click refresh, now ninja kick does work, but no post grids! Crap... Click again, everything is gone! WTFlyingF!?

Could someone with more knowledge than me please have a look so I can be pointed in the right direction?

I don't know if it is my server, a script conflict, voodoo or just VC trying to drive me insane.

  • PTaubman
    • Recruit

    Glad you solved it! Multiple Plugins conflict drive me to drink!

    By the way, I just had a conversation with a client - we were 'debating' if the latest release of Visual Composer v4.11.2 is truly compatible with the latest version of WordPress 4.5.2 as of today. Does it work for you?

  • Mike Horne
    • Flash Drive

    I am so looking forward to a drink! It has been and odd and stressful few days...

    VC was working for the most part. I had a few glitches where it would not remove categories in the post grid filter. After a save they just became the default.

    Every now and then the text block would default to code view with no option for visual - no biggie. I could not insert a google map either -- Just checked. Maps is working, so all probably due to other nasty plugins.

    I will let you know if the voodoo continues.

    All the best.

  • Sajid
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hi Mike Horne,
    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    I am sorry for delay and glad to know things are working for you now. Yeah, lots of plugins can easily give you tough time any time. So its better to evaluate the plugins and remove those you really don't need.

    Also, use plugins of trusted authors who continuously maintain their plugins.

    Feel free to post a reply if you need further assistance :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,

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