WordPress site glitch when viewed in Internet Explorer (IE8) and Internet Explorer (IE9)
Update at July 16: WordPress has now fixed these issue with Garland theme.
This site (and my Dx Revision Watch site) run on the WordPress theme (template) Garland with the Custom Design upgrade which means I can modify Garland theme’s CSS.
On Thursday or Friday, WordPress implemented changes to some blog templates that enabled “infinite scrolling” – a site wide change being applied to WordPress themes that are suitable for its implementation.
Instead of displaying (in my case) the ten most recent posts, with the need to click for the next ten posts, “infinite scroll” automatically loads more posts.
I have deselected for this feature – I don’t like it and I don’t want it – so you won’t see many changes to the way in which the site functions.
You will see a button at the end of the tenth post for Load more posts and a link for Older posts and Newer posts. You can continue to access archived posts from the monthly Archive links in the right hand column.
There should be no problem when viewing the site in Chrome or Firefox. But there is currently a problem with Internet Explorer 8 and 9 (IE8 and IE9) which may be related to these recent changes or may be a separate issue.
This issue is affecting users of Garland theme and possibly some other themes.
If you are viewing this site in Internet Explorer 8 or 9 you are likely to see the following issues:
The site titles for both sites may be slow to load or may not load at all or unless the page is refreshed.
You may see no links at the bottom of the tenth most recent post for Older posts and Newer posts though you should see a button for Load more posts.
Down the right hand column, the Search box, Twitter feed, Recent Posts, Links, Archives and Meta are all displaying over in the left side column, and right at the bottom of the page, so you’ll need to scroll right down to locate these.
The default font for posts on this site is Verdana. Occasionally a post on Dx Revision Watch has been uploaded in Georgia and this may display for you in a larger font size than intended, for example this post Somatic Symptom Disorder criteria could capture millions more under mental health diagnosis.
Unfortunately WordPress Support appears to be closed until Monday, July 23, so this may take some time to get sorted.
In the meantime, if you have Chrome or Firefox browsers loaded please consider using these.
Links for WordPress users seeking more information
WordPress Support notice about “infinite scroll”:
Blogger wordpress tips:
(A very useful site for WordPress.com users on themes, html, formatting, tweaks and workarounds.)