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Widgets moving when I insert the "more" tag

  1. My blog (http://pgatourhq.wordpress.com/) is acting strange. I will be posting a large amount on my blog and I want to keep the entries on my home page short so I will be using the "more" tag.

    When I first used this tag it worked great. I had a nice short blog entry and if my readers were interested they could click to read more. However, now when I have used the "more" tag it shifts all of my widgets to the bottom of the page! I have no idea why either. I know that it is the "more" tag that is causing the problem because when I post the entry with the tag the page looks fine (meaning all my widgets are on the right side of the screen).

    In addition to the widgets moving for what seems like no reason, the previously posted articles change font sizes and the bottom entry is italicized!!!!

    Does anyone have any idea whats happening!!!!! It is extremely frustrating

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

  2. Since your blog is private, I cannot look to determine what the actual issue is, but I suspect this FAQ covers the problem: http://faq.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/formatting-issues-with-the-more-tag/

  3. Thanks for the quick response 'thesacredpath'! I have made the blog public (http://pgatourhq.wordpress.com/), and I am still having the same problem with the 'more' tag. I read the entry about the more tag and the html code is not in the middle of a different html code but still causing the same problem.

    I also tried to place the 'more' tag code into the html editor view of the post and then it doesn't show at all. So I'm still confused. Any other possible solutions? I really appreciate your help!

  4. You want the more tag on a separate line, not at the end of a paragraph, or within a blockquote, ordered or unordered list because that separates the beginning and ending HTML tags for those things. Also, you do not want to put a more tag within a section of formatted text (italics, bold, etc.) as again, that separates beginning and ending HTML tags.

    Move your more tags to separate lines underneath a paragraph rather than at the end of a paragraph so that they effectively become their own paragraph.

    This post I wrote some time ago explains things: http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/avoiding-the-more-tag-woes/

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