FACEBOOK widget width not conforming to sidebar width.

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  • #1643537

    elijah1757
    Member

    The Facebook Widget is displaying wider than the Sidebar width. What is the method used to make the Facebook Widget width match the width of the other content in the sidebar?

    The blog I need help with is uncontrolledopposition.com.

    #1643622

    raincoaster
    Member

    Use a theme with a wider sidebar.

    #1643640

    Raincoaster, with all due respect for the help you constantly provide people here, that recommendation is appallingly ridiculous.

    I (and some helpers around here in the forums) spent a lot of time very recently getting my custom design up and running. Tonight, I visited my blog and found that the facebook like box suddenly would not go to a width narrower than 300 px. (I went to my dashboard and tried to change it back.) That means it’s not usable and there is NO WAY I am redoing all that work and changing my theme just because one widget suddenly does not fit.

    I doubt I am alone…

    What was wrong with allowing a narrower like box?

    #1643646

    raincoaster
    Member

    Nothing at all, but it doesn’t exist.

    You are at liberty to use a narrower widget if you can put the code in a Text Widget.

    If what you’re reporting is that a previously-X-sized widget is now Y-sized, then it will expedite getting the correct answer if you say so up front.

    You have NO idea how many people routinely want to embed 560px wide YouTubes in 300 px sidebars.

    #1643649

    Actually, I can imagine how many people want to embed the 560 PX. I generally find it wise to never underestimate the technical errors people (including myself) can make.

    Thanks for the idea about the text widget. I’ll have to decide between that and having a Facebook/Twitter page again.

    (FYI: I’m not the OP. I joined this thread because it was current and on the same topic. In other words, there may be more folks coming with the same gripe.)

    #1643692

    jetmediainc
    Member

    I am having the same issue! I have 7 wordpress sites all using different themes and in everyone of them my facebook widget that was once set to 250px is now set to 300px and is showing outside the sidebar. When I attempt to change it back to 250px in the dashboard it auto corrects the width to 300px once I hit save. The height still works fine. Any ideas? Its obviously an issue with the wordpress host. Because every one of my sites and bumblepuppies site is doing the same thing,

    #1643699

    raincoaster
    Member

    I have now tagged this thread “bugs” and “Widgets” and “modlook” so presumably staff looking for bugs, widget issues, or threads that need staff attention will find it.

    #1643701

    jetmediainc
    Member

    Thank you raincoaster! It seems to be a global issue because all the sites I’m currently browsing that are using the same widget have the same issue.

    #1643702

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yep, seems that way. Seems silly to make a change like that, which is clearly going to cause formatting problems, but then again it IS traditional here to make arbitrary changes on a Friday evening.

    #1643705

    jetmediainc
    Member

    I couldn’t see wordpress changing the widget option to only allow a size that is outside the siderbar on at least 5 different themes I’m currently using, but like you say it could be their way of making my Friday night a little more interesting. Maybe I should thank them. Thanks again for your help!

    #1643709

    I hope this will be fixed. :)

    #1643710

    oritsh
    Member

    I have the same problem. writing it here so i can follow what is going on with it.

    #1643712

    severestinks
    Member

    Yep, also having the same problem on multiple WP sites… It’s made the sidebar look horrendous. Hopefully it’s sorted out sharpish!

    #1643743

    elijah1757
    Member

    RE: ALL
    First, I thank all of you for your participation in this issue
    Second, I’d like to get some opinions if you’d be willing to consider something rather peculiar. The Facebook widget went to the 300px width after I created an image link on the blog sidebar (http://uncontrolledopposition.com) to my Facebook page, http://facebook.com/uncontrolledoppositiondotcom. Considering the sensitive nature of the content on my blog(s), do you think this may have been done with a political bent?
    My other blog is http://elijah1757.wordpress.com

    #1643784

    oaxacaborn
    Member

    I’ve used the “Facebook Like Box” widget on my blog for a long time now, and have always had the width set to 180px. Like many of the other posters above, the widget settings suddenly and inexplicably reset to 300px, and now the widget will not allow any narrower dimensions to be used.

    I hope this bug will be corrected soon — I’ve removed the widget for the time being, as it was unsightly to have the box spilling over the sidebar.

    #1643792

    yonisheleg
    Member

    Same here! It drives me crazy that it won’t get any narrower than 300 px! Please WordPress can you fix this?

    #1643801

    elijah1757
    Member

    The theme that I’m using (Chateau) has enough sidebars at the bottom to allow it to be displayed across several narrow side bars. You can see what I did a {http://uncontrolledopposition.com/#facebook) This is only temporary of course.

    Thanks for the participation.

    #1643802

    jetmediainc
    Member

    I just tried to create a facebook like box in a text widget and it did not work, once I create the iframe code and paste it in the text widget the code disappears when i hit save. This used to work but it looks like it does not work for the latest version of wp. The tutorial I’m referring to is here: http://keepupwiththeweb.com/how-to-add-the-facebook-like-box-in-a-wordpress-text-widget/

    I do hope they fix this soon!!

    #1643805

    strangera
    Member

    Same problem as jetmediainc – the Facebook Like Widget is “stucked” at 300px and I can’t change it. I am normally using 200px widged and the current result is… ugly http://strangera.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/nooooooooo.jpg

    #1643806

    raincoaster
    Member

    Facebook has made some major changes over the past four days. This may or may not be related (although you’d think WP.com coding would override it). Hang tight and wait for staff to fix it.

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