View Full Version : Front Page of Site is 'Breaking'
10-26-2010, 01:26 PM
The front page of my site is breaking almost any time I add anything to it. Our developer has narrowed it down and thinks that the calendar is causing the problem. Is there any way someone could look at it and help us with the problem. Neither one of us knows php. If you need user names and passwords let me know and I will get you what you need.
The site is www.christianworshipcenter.com
Thank you for any help.
10-26-2010, 01:50 PM
It appears to be working when I view it. Can you be more specific about what is breaking?
10-26-2010, 02:01 PM
Yes, it is working now after someone fixed it - I don't want to break it again unless you want to get in there to look at it. What happens is nothing shows on the front page except for the picture of the Pastor preaching from the 'Sermons' tab and a (unstylized) link to 'Listen Now'. Once you click on this link - the rest of the site is fine, but not the front page.
10-26-2010, 02:02 PM
By the way, it's not really adding things to the calendar that breaks the page, it's adding anything to the site just about.
10-26-2010, 03:27 PM
What are you required to do to "fix" it? That might point us to where the problem is.
10-26-2010, 03:38 PM
I don't personally fix it - I will find out.
10-26-2010, 03:59 PM
This time, he unpublished a menu item called Landing Pages.
That's completely joomla related, I know, but that's all I have right now.
10-27-2010, 06:50 AM
I really cannot see how the calendar is even related to an issue like that. However, there are three things that are somewhat general that might help you.
1- FTP Transfer Type - has to be forced Binary for any file in the calendar folder. This could be an issue if you are (he is) using a syncing utility (like the way Frontpage and Dreamweaver work). But, as he fixed it by undoing something in Joomla, this is unlikely to be your issue.
2- The calendar uses the require() function to insert the bits in your page. If the path is changed, or broken, then the page will simply stop loading so you might have to look at the resulting source code of the page to see if an error is generated. Also a good troubleshooting technique is to change the require() function for the include() function. That will allow the rest of the page to load, and you might be able to see an error message then.
3- When integrated in a CMS, the calendar has to use the same database as the CMS. Verify that it is how yours is configured.
10-28-2010, 12:13 PM
Well, that's it then - at least one of the problems is - I know that the calendar and joomla are not on the same database. I will have to see where to go from here.
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