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My Thread Keeps Getting Closed Here?

  1. I accidently posted a thread twice, and both were closed (instead of smartly keeping one open and noticing it was a mistake). I hope a bot was closing them, because there's no excuse for a person to keep closing the threads. Then, I had to open it a third time (since they were both closed), but it was closed again. The (third) thread in question is here:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/text-widget-wont-display-html-correctly-2?replies=0

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

  2. Making sure this one isn't closed...

  3. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Since the link you provided doesn't exist, I can't check it.

    Post your question again here.

  4. Odd, all three threads still show up for me, but they're closed. I've just got to hope a mod doesn't close it again for no good reason.

  5. If you post here - in this thread - we can help.
    Posting even more won't help.

  6. Here's the (fourth) thread, with a note to the mods. I really hope it was closed three times by a bot, because that would be terrible moderation if a mod didn't notice I need help and accidently posted a thread twice, then both threads were closed by a mod, so I was forced to post it again. Then that happened again, and I had to post it again.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/text-widget-wont-display-html-correctly-3?replies=0

  7. It does not show.

    Please - post the issue here under this post by me. It's the best way to go forward.

  8. Oh, sorry Mark, we posted at about the same time so I didn't see that before I posted the thread again. Nonetheless, it's probably best to keep that new thread open so users can tell the problem by the title. Let's hope this one isn't closed for no reason.

  9. thesacredpath
    Staff

    @dexter, the link you provided is dead. We can't access it. Please, just reply here in this thread with your question so we can help you.

  10. No - please read what I wrote above.

  11. Wow, we posted at the same time again. I'll copy and paste that thread. And another wow for it getting closed again.

  12. I accidently posted this twice, but somebody closed both (ugh) threads before anybody could post, so I have to post this again.

    My blog (a Dexter fan-site currently in the middle of development), won't display HTML correctly using the WordPress text widget. The HTML is fine since it displays correctly here if I link the HTML file:

    http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollow.html

    Here's an image of how the HTML looks on my WordPress site in the Text widget:

    http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3065/picture12po.png

    And here's the HTML:

    <head>
    <title>DexterCornerFollowFull</title>
    <meta htt<p-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    </head>
    <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
    <!-- Save for Web Slices (DexterCornerFollowFull.psd) -->
    <table id="Table_01" width="264" height="131" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <tr>
    <td colspan="4">
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_01.gif" width="263" height="31" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/spacer.gif" width="1" height="31" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_02.gif" width="126" height="5" alt=""></td>
    <td width="133" height="95" rowspan="6" bgcolor="#000000"><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.dextercorner.com">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    .Stone {
    font-family: lucida, "Lucida Grande"
    }
    .stone {
    color: #8d0203;
    }
    .stone {
    font-size:9px;
    }
    </style>
    </head>

    <body class="Stone">
    <span class="stone">Get featured news, previews of upcoming site content and articles, updates, exclusive Twitter contests, connect with other fans, and more. Get the best Dexter content in your Twitter and Facebook feeds today.
    </span>
    </body>
    </html>
    </td>
    <td colspan="2">
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_04.gif" width="4" height="5" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/spacer.gif" width="1" height="5" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td rowspan="3">

    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_02-04" width="126" height="39" border="0" alt="Follow DexterCorner on Twitter"></td>
    <td rowspan="2">
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_06" width="3" height="2" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_07" width="1" height="1" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_08.gif" width="1" height="1" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td colspan="2" rowspan="4">
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_09" width="4" height="93" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="spacerhttp://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/" width="1" height="37" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_10.gif" width="126" height="8" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/spacer.gif" width="1" height="8" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td rowspan="2">

    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_09-10.gif" width="126" height="48" border="0" alt="Like DexterCorner on Facebook"></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/spacer" width="1" height="43" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollowFull_12.gif" width="133" height="5" alt=""></td>
    <td>
    <img src="http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/spacer.gif" width="1" height="5" alt=""></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </body>
    </html>

    I've tried endlessly to get this to work correctly in the Text widget. Any ideas? You can test the HTML yourself if you want. I'm using WordPress 3.0.1 and a custom template. Just a note: I'm not using DexterFanNet anymore, but a (currently private) WordPress blog called DexterCorner.

  13. Where - precisely - is this widget being displayed.

    Not the code but the widget it is inside. This is extremely important.

  14. If it is here: you have an entire webpage of code there. You need to just use what you need, tiny parts.

  15. Well, <meta htt<p-equiv="Content-Type" isn't correct. That's a start.

  16. I've tried multiple places for the widget with no success. It's going to be displayed in a sidebar to the right, under other images (which I'd like to convert to HTML once I get this straightened out). It's out that it appears completely wrong in the Text widget, but the HTML is fine when tested, so this has really been giving me a headache. I appreciate any help you guys can give.

    Which parts would I use, though, Mark? That seems like a good start, but I have no idea what to edit out.

  17. If you are at dextercorner.com you have a blank under construction page that does not even have WordPress installed. and dextercorner.com/blog is broken with server 500 errors.

    You appear to be working on a self hosted WordPress.ORG site so you might have better luck asking them for support since this forum is only for sites hosted on WordPress.COM

  18. I do have WordPress installed, the site is just currently not public due to my wanting to keep a sense of secrecy until everything's done. I've tried other forums, but I figured this would be my best bet since this site is about WordPress. I could try on my dexterfannet WordPress blog here to humor you so there's no reason I can't get help here.

  19. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Where is the site hosted that you are talking about?

  20. There are two entirely different types of WordPress. If your blog is not hosted at WordPress.COM we will not be able to help you, as our software is quite different from the downloadable version. You would need to be at WordPress.ORG instead.

    YES THERE IS A REASON YOU CANNOT GET HELP HERE

  21. Read this, which is a sticky post at the very top of the forums:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

  22. http://www.dextercorner.com, but the site's contents are currently kept private (which is why I took an image of the problem). I do have WordPress 3.0.1 installed and I've been working on building my fan-site around it with good success other than this roadblock. I tried adding the text to my dexterfannet account here and I encountered problems here on wordpress.com as well (as expected since they're both WordPress blogs).

  23. Read this, which is a sticky post at the very top of the forums:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

  24. raincoaster, I do have a wordpress.com account, and I have encountered the same problem here with that account. I tried on my wordpress.com account, too because there's a good possibility whatever fixes the problem here will fix it on my WordPress site, and I'm desperate after trying to get this fixed for hours without having anything fix it.

  25. Let's say I want to get the problem fixed here because after trying, I still experience the problem, could I get help with that? I didn't know wordpress.org had a community support forum, so thanks for posting the link. There's a good possibility that whatever fixes the problem here on wordpress.com will fix the problem on my own site, and I'm open to as many possibilities that I can find.

  26. "there's a good possibility whatever fixes the problem here will fix it on my WordPress site" is literally incorrect. Since the other site is really what you want to get working, look over at WordPress.ORG instead.

    If you want to get whatever it is working on WordPress.com, please do as Mark asks and just post the code for the widget that you're having trouble with. Post it between backticks, those little marks usually on the same key as the ~. Note that the answer that works here will probably not work on the other site.

  27. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Dexter, the code you are trying to use is a complete HTML web page. It can't be used in a text widget here, or on a self-hosted blog. You can't put a web page in a text widget.

    And besides that, you have multiple body, head and html tags in the same code. It wouldn't even work as a web page.

    The reason we typically send those with self-hosted blogs over to the forums at wordpress.ORG, is because stuff here typically works differently and our answers won't work.

    I'm not even sure where to begin with your code since I'm not even sure what parts of it you actually want to show up.

  28. Alright, I didn't know that wordpress.com and wordpress.org were so different in terms of software. I thought they would be the same other than some limitations here and free hosting, but it's odd that they're not. I posted this over on the wordpress.com forums if anybody has knowledge about that side of WordPress as well:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/text-widget-wont-display-html-correctly?replies=0#post-1678745

    Thanks to everyone who commented here.

  29. I only want it to look like it does at the .HTML link, with Facebook and Twitter buttons being clickable links leading to DexterCorner's profile on these sites, and text on top of a black rounded rectangular shape. Basically like it looks here using that HTML:

    http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollow.html

    It would be easiest to just find a way to embed that, but I don't that that's possible.

  30. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Here is the thing, your code is seriously messed up. You need to go through it and correct all the errors. If you don't have that level of experience with HTML, then perhaps you should look into finding someone who can fix it.

    You don't use head and body tags in the code for a text widget. Those only go into a full web page. All you want is the code for the table that is going into the text widget.

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