Cannot set horizontal margin on my blog

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  • #1031076

    gihf5
    Member

    How do I set the horizontal margin for my blog? On the October 1 posting it has a horizontal scroll bar; is there a way to get rid of it and just show the whole entry on 1 screen? Should I pick a different theme?
    Blog url: http://gihfblog.wordpress.com/

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

    #1031176

    timethief
    Member

    There is nothing wrong with the theme. It’s what you are doing that’s the issue. This post was copied and pasted into the post on your blog http://gihfblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/have-you-ever-dreamed-of-inventing-a-toilet/

    Copying and pasting text from elsewhere without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor is what the issue is. See: http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

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

    Posts > All Posts, change all your latest posts to Draft, click Update, change them back to Published, click Update again. (You can edit all 3 of them at once: tick the square in front of their titles then select Edit from the Bulk Actions dropdown and click Apply.)

    #1031183

    gihf5
    Member

    That didn’t work; the scroll bar is still there. Anything else I can try?

    #1031185

    timethief
    Member

    You changed themes and as you can see that cures nothing. The code you copied and pasted contains the coding that’s producing the horizontal scrollbar.

    At the very beginning there is a

     tag and at the end there is a 

    tag. Both need to be removed.

    Edit the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/ Click to enter the Text editor. Remove the two tags. Click “update”.

    #1031186

    timethief
    Member

    oops! At the very beginning there is a
    <pre>
    tag and at the end there is a
    </pre>
    tag. Both need to be removed.

    Edit the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/ Click to enter the Text editor. Remove the two tags. Click “update”.

    #1031193

    gihf5
    Member

    That did it! Thanks!

    #1031194

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

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