Sidebar at the bottom of blog

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  • #894934

    sandyjooners
    Member

    hello, i need help with figuring out why the sidebar is showing up at the bottom of our blog.
    Before you point me to the zillion sites that address this issue, let me say that I have gone through every single post and looked for mismatched <div>. Is there any other solution to my problem? i am at the end of my wits and have tried EVERYTHING.
    Thank you.

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

    #895034

    timethief
    Member

    The reason your sidebar has fallen and is displaying below your posts is either due to copying and pasting or it can also be a result of importing text containing invalid HTML. If you have been copying and pasting text from elsewhere without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, please see here 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 of them at once: tick the square in front of their titles then select Edit from the Bulk Actions dropdown and click Apply.)

    #895035

    timethief
    Member

    If activating the “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” setting does not work then I’m afraid you will have to look for the error by viewing your source code. I’m sorry but as I’m visually challenged I won’t be doing that for you.

    #895037

    sandyjooners
    Member

    Thank you very much for writing back so quickly. I had already done the “invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and still no luck.

    I have also reviewed the source code for problems by doing FIND <div>. Is this the correct way to do it? Or should I be searching for something else?

    And finally, how can I know if my chosen WP template is not the culprit? Could it be that the template does not support sidebars ? How do I know? How do I check?

    Thank you so very much for your help.

    #895039

    timethief
    Member

    The problem in not in the template. I can look at your blog and see that you have copied and pasted the content into posts. That’s where the problem is. It’s in one of those posts.

    #895040

    sandyjooners
    Member

    thank you for offering. you can find our blog:

    blog at http://jooners.wordpress.com/

    #895041

    timethief
    Member

    Oh no! I’m so sorry. :( You are using the WuWei Theme http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/wu-wei/ and it only had footer widgets – no sidebar. I humbly apologize. :(

    #895042

    raincoaster
    Member

    You left out this step TT gave you:

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

    You may ALSO have to edit your text widgets.

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