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  1. Hi

    Is there any way I can get rid of the empty box (with blue square bullet point in it) showing beneath the widget heading 'Recent Posts' on my blog? None of the other widget headings have this empty box beneath them. I've tried deleting the widget and then putting it back, but the empty box returned with it.

    Many thanks.

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

  2. I don't see an empty box. I see this image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/Byron_lighthouse.jpg/220px-Byron_lighthouse.jpg

    All widgets can be accessed here > Appearance > Widgets

  3. Hi, TT

    Many thanks for taking a look so quickly. Above that image is the list of posts, above that the empty box, and above that the title 'Recent Posts'. Perhaps it's something to do with my browser, or something (she said, not knowing what she's talking about). Many thanks anyway. :)

  4. Above the RP widget I'm seeing this image:
    http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/busrl/624x544/hrt_busrl_1986_97_53_624x544.jpg
    The image is uploaded to a different site, so maybe the site was temporarily down, or you have a connection problem, or your browser can't display it correctly because the sidebar displays a downsized version. This is why it's not good practice to use the URLs of images stored elsewhere. Copy the image to your computer, use an image editing application to downsize it to the pixel width that's right for your sidebar (204px), upload it to your blog via Media > Add New, click Edit, copy the File URL from the Save module, use that URL in the widget.

  5. Hi, sorry, I did not see this reply as the email has only just come through to notify me of it. I appreciate your help. I've taken down the image (I didn't realise it wasn't showing properly as it looks fine on my computer). However... my main difficulty remains: I still see an empty box (pale blue with a dark blue square bullet point inside it) just below the 'Recent Posts' heading, and then below that, a separate pale blue box with the list of recent posts.

    Many thanks again.

  6. You're welcome.
    But sorry, like timethief I'm not seeing what you're describing; this is what I'm seeing:
    http://wpbtips.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/bennisonbooks.png

    Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies. What browser and version are you using?

  7. Many thanks again for your help; I followed your advice and then checked the blog using Firefox: it looks fine. I appreciate your help. (Thanx for info re. how to use images, too.) :)

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