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Archives, Search, Catagory changed positioning

  1. Greetings!

    My blog, blog.hcfama.org, utilizes the Twenty-Ten theme. Very recently, I noticed that our archives, search, and categories on the right column of the blog are way down towards the bottom. It should be up at the top. Is there a reason for this? I haven't done any coding to the site recently, so I'm not sure how this happened.

    Thanks in advance ya'll!

    The blog I need help with is blog.hcfama.org.

  2. Hi, and please search the forum before asking a question: your question has been answered countless times.

    Sidebar at the bottom is typically due to stray or unclosed html tags in one or more posts. You must first click the title of each post to see which post causes the issue (in your case it's the latest post). If you are familiar with HTML, you can examine the HTML of the post and correct it (your problem is near the end of the post). Otherwise you can go to Settings>Writing, tick the option "WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically", click Save Changes, then make any insignificant change to the post (e.g. add then remove a space) and click Update.

    Keep that option enabled, and the problem won't crop up again.

  3. I wasn't sure what the proper search terms were, and hte first few entries from what I did type did not yeild answers I was looking for.

    I also followed these steps, going into Settings>Writings> clicking Correct ... and then making a small change in my blog post. Unfortunately, nothing changed.

  4. I wasn't sure what the proper search terms were, and the first few entries from what I did type did not yield answers I was looking for.

    I also followed these steps, going into Settings>Writings> clicking Correct ... and then making a small change in my blog post. Unfortunately, nothing changed.

  5. @hcfamass
    here's the bottom line. We Volunteers do not have backend access to blogs. We can only answer questions. You must work backewards through each post to locate the problem We can't so that for you. If you copied and pasted text into any post without using ocn 5 or 6 in Row 2 of the Visual editor then that's the post that's most likely to have the problem located in it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

  6. DRAT! I apologize for not proofreading.

    @hcfamass
    here's the bottom line. We Volunteers do not have backend access to blogs. We can only answer questions. You must work backwards through each post to locate the problem We can't so that for you. If you copied and pasted text into any post without using icon 5 or 6 in Row 2 of the Visual editor then that's the post that's most likely to have the problem located in it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

  7. @hcfamass: Nothing changed because there's bad HTML in your January 11 post - sorry, I hadn't checked that far back. Edit and update that post too.

  8. Thank you, panaghiotisadam!

    How exactly did you know it was "bad" html. I consider myself pretty well versed in html, but I didn't see anything that really stuck out to me? (I know it's "fixed" now, but for the future).

    I'll keep that in mind, timethief.

  9. You're welcome.

    I knew first because sidebar at the bottom is always due to bad html somewhere (and clicking on each post title will tell you where), second because I viewed the sourcecode of that post afterwards to make sure.

    To satisy your curiosity now, I visited a cached version of the post; your post was like that:

    PARAGRAPH 1
    TABLE 1
    </div>
    <div>
    PARAGRAPH 2
    PARAGRAPH 3
    <div>
    TABLE 2
    </div>
    <div>
    PARAGRAPH 4
    PARAGRAPH 5
    PARAGRAPH 6
    </div>
    <div>CONCLUDING PHRASE</div>
    <div><em>SIGNATURE</em></div>
    <div>LINKS</div>

    Notice the 6 stray div tags?

    And you've got other trash HTML too (not related to the sidebar problem): the table cells with the images have two contradictory span tags and one p tag enclosing the image, all of them unnecessary. I don't know what you're using to create those tables (smells like... Word), but you'd better find another way!

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