Display messed up

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    Recently, a title of a previous post has dispaced my sidebar, which you have to now scroll all the way down the page for to find. When I trash the post the title belongs to, the display gets totally messed up- a slide show for a previous post appears superimposed over and blocking out the most recent post. (My theme is Simpla.)

    Also affecting recent posts, the type is too small and the line length too long. But if I go to my archives those posts appear normally. And viewing separate posts, even the problem one, via my Dashboard, all is fine.

    Could it have something to do with the format of the photos in the slide show, too large maybe? But before I start changing all of those, I thought I’d ask here first.

    Any help appreciated.

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


    Moderator Emeritus

    Here is some good advice:

    The issue is typically due to extra closing div tags in the HTML of a post. This disrupts the structure of the page on which the problem post shows up (your main page or a category page), so usually it’s the rest of the content that will appear messed up.
    First you click the title of each post to see which post is the culprit: in your case it’s “New winter Cupcake [etc]”.
    If you are familiar with HTML, you can edit the post and remove the stray div tag. Otherwise you go to Settings > Writing, tick the option “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically”, click Save Changes; then edit the post, make any insignificant change (for instance add then remove a space) and click Update.


    Moderator Emeritus

    The wp Support document has some more information:



    YES! Issue resolved, thanks 1tess so much for this helpful and clear explanation. I went through x number of posts and finally discovered the one tiny </div> tag that was wreaking havoc with the whole page!


    Moderator Emeritus

    You are welcome. Thanks for telling about your success!

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