Sidebar dropped to bottom of page

  • Author
    Posts
  • #195745

    rosellen
    Member

    After toying with themes and widgets, my sidebar dropped to the bottom of page. http://english11ib.wordpress.com/

    I attempted to clean-up some code and close tabs, but I am a newbie with code in general and i I’m not making progress.

    Please help :)

    #195939

    raincoaster
    Member

    Usually this happens because you’ve got an image or table that is wider than your current column will allow. If you choose a theme with a wider post column, things should be okay. Or you can set your blog to display only one post at a time and click Previous until you find the one causing the problem and change the size of whatever it is that’s causing it.

    One other cause is when you have a Div tag that’s split by the More tag. Make sure that the Div tags are all closed BEFORE the More tag, on posts where you use them. That’s been happening a lot.

    #195966

    rosellen
    Member

    thanks for your help!

    i will try the blog by blog to find errors. what is a Div tag and a More tag?

    #195967

    raincoaster
    Member

    The MORE tag is when you split a post so people have to click the “Read more” link to read the rest of a post. It’s been causing a lot of problems lately.

    The Div tag you will see if you click on the Code editor: usually paragraphs start with a P tag, like <p align=”Center” kinda thing. Sometimes that switches to Div, for no reason anyone knows. Just change it to p instead of div and everything should be okay.

    #195977

    isadora
    Member

    1. Edit this post:
    http://english11ib.wordpress.com/2008/02/15/musical-connections-to-the-catcher-in-the-rye-mathandscience0-legalflotsam42-ridebmx291-howtomaneuverwordpress-assigned/

    2. switch to “code” (in the editor)

    3. look for this code:

    width='425' height='350'></embed></object></span>

    4. remove the p tag at the end and insert a div tag. The result should look like this:

    width='425' height='350'></embed></object></span>
    
    </div>

    5. save

    It is indeed an unclosed div tag just before the more tag.
    The “more” tag ist that function which allows you to break a post with a “(more…)” link. If you add it to an existing text it might produce such errors. I use to insert it on a new line at the end of a paragraph, then it does not break anything.

    Edit: Probably you won’t be able to see the “embed” code: look for the audio tag you inserted.

    #196031

    outdoors2
    Member

    Sorry to bring this sore subject up. But I can’t seen to rectify my sidebar problem on my own. I have searched every post for an open tag and can’t seem to find one (or three). As I play with the codes I am making things worse. Now my post titles are losing their colors.
    Sad puppy eyes seeking help.

    http://outdoors2.wordpress.com/

    #196032

    raincoaster
    Member

    http://outdoors2.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/comparing-true-love-to-a-tree-and-a-river/

    There’s your problem. The picture is too wide for the column.

    #196033

    The problem is likely due to images that are too wide for the post area in your theme. Neo-sapien has a maximum image width of 450px, and the image in “a tree and a river” is 800px wide. Over you, six word story, bowl of roses, quiet, unto you, all have images that are over 450px. Make those images less than 450px wide and I expect your problem will go away.

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/09/25/how-big-can-my-images-be/

    #196034

    outdoors2
    Member

    Thanks Rain, I’ll resize it.
    Geez, I spent better than an hour… Grrrrrrr

    #196035

    outdoors2
    Member

    Thanks all will do..;)

    #196036

    raincoaster
    Member

    See, we had this issue answered in the first response in this very thread. It saves everyone time if you check the whole thread for answers. It is a bit of a sore spot, but only because that particular day we’d answered the same question in eight different threads because people didn’t read the ones that were there.

    #196037

    outdoors2
    Member

    Well the pages were fine as you saw the other dat when I was trying to get the Last .fm widget to work. I aborted that and then was tweaking colors when I lost my side bar. I just changed back to Chaos and it is all messed up to. I removed the image from a Tree and a River and Golly It’s screwed up worse now.

    #196038

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, it’s not. The theme you’re using now doesn’t display the sidebar on individual posts.

    #196039

    outdoors2
    Member

    Look again, I am resizing all. And the sidebar is there. I was using Chaos for a long time till I changed recently to Neo-Sap, with no problems with any image sizes.

    #196040

    raincoaster
    Member

    Can you be more specific than “it’s all screwed up?”

    #196042

    outdoors2
    Member

    Ok, now I have it set to one post at a time and a simple one for my first. But ,No sidebar?

    Think I should go Fishing instead?

    http://outdoors2.wordpress.com/

    #196043

    outdoors2
    Member

    Ahh Haa !!! Could it be the comment avatar in my about ??? Seems that it all started after their comment now that i think deeper into this…

    #196070

    Ok, I need help as well. My sidebar is now at the bottom as well and I never use the “more” functionality. I just resized a picture (the pizza) but not sure what else is on my page right now that would need resized? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

    #196071

    isadora
    Member

    steve, your sidebar look fine to me, do you still have problems with it?

    #196074

    Isadora – it looks fine in Firefox, but in IE, it’s at the bottom of the page. :-(

The topic ‘Sidebar dropped to bottom of page’ is closed to new replies.