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  1. Thank you. What's interesting is that those are tags I did using the wordpress software.

    What is even more interesting is that what the analyzer is showing isn't what is showing when I check my html.

    I'll restore the old theme and see what happens.

  2. Okay, before I return to the earlier template I need to figure out what is wrong here. If I can't figure out how to fix this, then I'm really going to be in trouble if worse problems show up.

    There are no paragraph symbols showing up when I write. The site you sent me to said that it's embedded links, but the links I see aren't embedded. They simply are the [em] and [/em] with no [p] showing.

    What do I need to do at this point? There's no way for me to correct it if I can't see it.

    Thanks!

  3. Okay, I removed the italics and the page passed the test.

    Then I switched to Sapphire and the page no longer passes.

    Does that mean the problem is in the template and not in anything I posted?

  4. drmike, I think this question got lost in the discussion, and I really would like to have an answer.

    Is it safe to assume that whatever caused the Sapphire template (the alleged open tag) to screw up my blog had to have happened in the past few days, since prior to that I never had a problem?

  5. Ok pooks, could you give a list of the output (errors) when you use the Sapphire template.

    I'm getting quite confused because using that template doesn't cause any problems on my blog. Would it be possible for you to put it up & leave it running so I could take a look at it while it's not working. Hope you understand, but trying to diagnose this without ever seeing the problem is quite hard.

    Once I've got it in front of me it shouldn't take long. Will be online for next hour-ish anyway.

    All the best,

  6. I left it that way for most of the day and just changed it -- oops! I'll switch it back.

  7. Ok, I'm on it. Will update with progress :)

  8. Ok, done :) There's some good news & some bad news.

    Firstly, it's not your fault. The bug that is causing the problem on your site is in the "Pages" widget of the Sapphire theme. See below:

    <div id="pages" class="widget widget_sapphire_pages"><br /> <ul><br /> <li class="page_item"><a href="http://planetpooks.wordpress.com">Home</a></li><br /> <li class="page_item"><a href="http://planetpooks.wordpress.com/about/" title="About">About</a></li><br /> </ul><br /> *** Closing pages DIV tag missing here ***<br /> <div id="archives" class="widget widget_archives">

    I've replicated this on my own blog, by changing to the Sapphire theme & adding the "Posts" widget - other's should be able to replicate also.

    So that's the good news. The bad news is that you'll have to wait for this to be fixed (I've submitted a Feedback bug report).

    In the meantime, if you *really* want to use that theme, just remove the Pages widget.

    Good luck!

  9. Thank you so very much, mutube!

  10. No problem, I know how frustrating these obscure bugs can get! Best of luck with your blog, if I hear anything back via feedback I'll drop a note over on your site.

  11. Thanks -- I just found your comment to me waiting for moderation. I've never had anything wait for moderation before! Don't know what that was about.

    But thank you so much for taking the time to figure it out for me.

  12. Looks also like something that should be put in the FAQ or similar, in case anyone else runs into this. Great work, mutube!

  13. I added "Sapphire" to the tags. If anybody thinks of another tag that would help others find this fix, please add them.

    Thanks, everybody!

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