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  1. mikeschultzpaintings
    Member

    Is anyone having a blog page glitch? Today after doing a simple edit (adding a tag to a post) I clicked back to my blog and now there is a glitch I cannot seem to remedy. There an extra post in the top right hand corner of my blog, and there is an extra gray text block, that is usually not visible, traveling behind the posts all the way down the first page of my blog. If anyone has any idea of how to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Mike

    The blog I need help with is pinksphinx.wordpress.com.

  2. We cannot help you without a link to the blog, starting with http.

  3. mikeschultzpaintings
    Member

    Oops, thought I linked it. Thanks! http://pinksphinx.wordpress.com/

  4. mikeschultzpaintings
    Member

    If you look the second page of "older entries", you can see what my blog usually looks like. From the second page on, it is normal with no glitches. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

  5. The issue is typically due to extra closing div tags in the HTML of a post. This disrupts the structure of the page on which the problem post shows up (your main page or a category page), so usually it's the rest of the content that will appear messed up.
    First you click the title of each post to see which post is the culprit. In your case it's "Refugees Fleeing Myawaddy".
    If you are familiar with HTML, you can edit the post and remove the stray div tag. Otherwise you go to Settings > Writing, tick the option "WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically", click Save Changes; then edit the post, make any insignificant change (for instance add then remove a space) and click Update.

  6. mikeschultzpaintings
    Member

    Thank you, justpi! You are an HTML wizard and that totally worked. You just helped to conclude a day of confusion and headaches trying to figure that out.

    Thanks!
    Mike

  7. You're welcome!
    Actually there's no wizardry involved in this case, as it's a very common issue. But experienced volunteers like raincoaster or me still cannot fathom why WP insists on keeping the default for the auto-correct option to off instead of on...

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