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My widgets aren't showing up correctly on my homepage...help?

  1. I host a private blog and recently updated the widgets that appear. However, ever since the change my widgets appear on the bottom of the homepage rather than at the side of the post like normal. However, when you select a particular post (as opposed to the homepage) then the widgets appear as they should. Why would that be? If I can't fix it, I'd like to at least return to the default widgets I had before, because then at least they appeared where they should. Does anyone know how to either fix the problem or help me return to the default widget settings?

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

  2. It's a common problem; it means you've got an unclosed HTML tag somewhere.

    Go to Settings->Writing (or is it settings GENERAL?) and select "wordpress should correct invalidly nested XHTML".

    Then go to your blog and edit the most recent post. Make a small change, whatever. It doesn't matter. Hit Update.

    If that doesn't fix the problem, do the same for the previous post, and so on till you've done all the posts in the main page right now. If it doesn't fix the problem, then the problem is in your widgets and you will have to parse the code of each text widget by hand to make sure it's all fixed.

  3. This is most often 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 click "save changes."

    Now, starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding and then deleting a space, and then click "update post." Check your blog and if it is back to normal, you are golden. If not, open the next post and do the same thing till it goes back to normal.

    If this does not clear up the issue, then it might be a problem with some code you have put into a text widget. Remove your latest widgets to the "inactive widget" area one at a time till you find the one that is causing the problem. You will then have to figure out what is wrong with the code in that widget.

  4. Awesome, that fixed it. Thanks so much for your help!

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