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My side bar has dropped to bottom + smiley face

  1. Tarski theme. My side bar has dropped to the bottom on my home page only, and in its place is just a tiny little smiley face. I've recently been on the html page for my home page, trying to add in a line break, and can only assume I've done something stupid on there. Can anyone help? Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is isabelashdown.com.

  2. Please post the URL for the blog in questions starting with http://

    The tiny smiley face is the indicator that your stats are being recorded. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/smiley-on-your-blog/ > http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

    There are two common causes of sidebars falling to the bottom of blogs. They are copying and pasting text and/or importing text. If you have been copying and pasting text from elsewhere without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, then please see here so you know how to do this correctly in the future. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    The reason your sidebar has fallen and is displaying below your posts is either due to copying and pasting or It can also be a result of importing text containing invalid HTML. Typically this is caused by an open HTML tag in one of your posts.

    Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    Now, starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding a space and then deleting it, and then click “Update Post.” Check your blog and see if it is back to normal.

    If it’s not, then switch to the HTML editor and look for an open HTML tag and close it. Check your blog again and see if it is back to normal. If it’s still “messed up” then open the next post and do the same thing post by post until it goes back to normal.

  3. You're a genius! Really clear answer - and it worked. Thank you :) Isabel http://www.isabelashdown.com

  4. Hi Isabel,
    I'm so glad I helped you. You're welcome. :)

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