[Resolved] Weird Header Issue (appears twice?)

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  • #247291
    Dave

    Hi Tom,
    have no idea how this happened, but can you advise on how I should fix this: http://www.epubscene.com ?

    Thanks
    Dave

    #247328
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You have something crazy going on.

    There’s tons of console errors if you right click your site and click “Inspect”.

    It might be due to some of your Comet Cache settings – can you try clearing your cache and deactivating that plugin just to check?

    #247404
    Dave

    Hi Tom,
    I did that and deleted the plugin and added the W3 Cache plugin and purged and now the site has gone totally bizarre.. any ideas?

    Thanks
    Dave

    #247418
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    It looks a lot better now, just no logo?

    #247505
    Dave

    UPDATE: Hey Tome,
    ok, since last night I found that the site worked ok when I turned off w3 cache, so I replaced it with Super Cache and turned that on – held my breath and checked the site – and it’s all good!

    Thing is, every widget disappeared into the list of unused widgets and I had to go through them all one by one and sort them, which was painful. Could have been worse though.

    I don’t know why Super cache worked where the others screwed it all up – but if it works, it works.

    #247523
    Dave

    Aaargh!

    Okay, here’s another update.

    I saw that the logo was missing – so was every widget. So I added them all again.

    Then, I went and took a look at the site on Firefox and Safari (on my iPad) and the multi-header issue was there again! It looks fine on Chrome, but not the others.

    So, I tried removing the logo and disabling the cache plugin, and neither has made any difference. It still looks fine on Chrome, but the problem is on the other browsers.

    I’ve left the caching plugin disabled if that helps troubleshoot?

    If not, would this be a viable route to a fix: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/215182/reinstall-wordpress-without-losing-data

    “I would suggest using Tools -> Export to save your posts and pages. Then you could reinstall your WordPress, upload your theme and Import your content back.

    This can fix corrupted WordPress core or theme files but you would have to setup your theme options and settings again.”

    #247685
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I wouldn’t re-install WordPress, caching plugins are a pain but they shouldn’t have caused an irreversible damage.

    Do you know any major performance changes when you activate a caching plugin? Have you tried the steps outlined here instead?: https://generatepress.com/fastest-wordpress-theme/

    #247703
    Dave

    Yep – I just ran through that checklist yesterday. I *may* have done the damage when I ran WP-Optimize?

    At the moment I have no caching plugin active and it’s still happening. I notice that on Chrome the blog page looks ok but as soon as I open a post it goes haywire again.

    #247705
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    If I view your page source, everything is stripped down and minified. Looks like a caching plugin might still be activated?

    If not, activate it again and make sure to purge/clear the cache, then deactivate it again.

    #247708
    Dave

    OK – I just found that it’s Autoptimize plugin that’s causing the problem – the header is fine now even with WP Super Cache enabled. So is there is a setting in Autoptimize that I should change or something?

    My site seems kinda slow unfortunately – I started adding more graphics but don’t want to have to go back to more textual stuff.

    #247716
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Did you match the recommended settings in the screenshots?

    There might be some sort of incompatibility between Autoptimize and WP Super Cache.

    If a site is slow even with a caching plugin installed, it’s generally caused by shared hosting.

    #249526
    Paul

    I’ve just encountered what sounds like a very similar problem with Autoptimize (repeated header) – in my case it was the minify CSS option that caused the issue. I tried disabling all other plugins to make sure there isn’t a clash, but no luck.

    Strange thing is, I’m using Autoptimize on another GeneratePress site without any issues at all.

    My GeneratePress-based portfolio: http://www.pauldixonwebdesign.co.uk

    #249577
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Same GP/GP Premium versions on both sites?

    All your Autoptimize settings match as well?

    #249657
    Paul

    I don’t know if this will help the original poster, but I figured out what was causing the issue for me – I was missing a single } in my child theme’s CSS!

    For some reason it only broke things once the CSS was minified.

    My GeneratePress-based portfolio: http://www.pauldixonwebdesign.co.uk

    #249801
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Ah, that would definitely do it. Any CSS below a syntax error isn’t read, so it’s likely the plugin moved your broken CSS above the mobile header CSS causing it not to be read.

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