Sidebar dropping to bottom of page

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  • #943692

    mattdevir
    Member

    My sidebar on my front page drops to the bottom. I’ve looked at the HTML and there are no <div> tags that I can see. It Happens in the post Joyrides for Grandma. I’m not sure which others are causing it, too. Thanks for your help.
    Blog url: http://mattdevir.wordpress.com/

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

    #943829

    justpi
    Member

    The code of the captioned image is messed up. You need to remove this from the HTML editor:

    <p><a href="http://mattdevir.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/old-lady-speeding.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-148" title="old-lady-speeding" src="http://mattdevir.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/old-lady-speeding.jpg?w=640" alt=""   /></a></p>
    <dl class="wp-caption alignleft">
    <dt class="wp-caption-dt"></dt>
    <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Gonna hit the road and then gonna hit something on the road.</dd>
    </dl>

    Then re-insert the image.

    #943913

    ptbertram
    Member

    Help! I am having the same problem — my right sidebar dropping to the bottom of the page. Also, the black admin bar on the blog doesn’t work.

    #943914

    raincoaster
    Member
    #943915

    ptbertram
    Member

    I don’t have any stray <div> tags that I can see. I checked the last ten posts. Even checked some older posts. The blog was fine until I posted my lasted entry. I even deleted the content and repasted it using the text editor. The sidebar is still dropped, and is dropped for all posts.

    #943918

    raincoaster
    Member

    What about OTHER tags? Did you change that setting under Settings->General? Did you check your widgets for open tags?

    #943920

    ptbertram
    Member

    I changed the setting under Settings->Writing. I reposted and updated the article. I checked my widgets, and didn’t see any open tags. Could they have opened if they were closed? The only thing I did different today was post an article. Everything was fine during the posting except that the image uploader didn’t work right away.

    #943921

    ptbertram
    Member

    One weird thing happened while posting the article — after I clicked publish, the image disappeared so I had to add the image again and update the post.

    #943922

    raincoaster
    Member

    I see your sidebars just fine. Is it still dropped for you? The left or the right?

    #943923

    ptbertram
    Member

    The right sidebar is dropped. I checked the blog on firefox and it looks fine, but on IE, the sidebar is dropped and the admin bar doesn’t load right.

    #943924

    raincoaster
    Member

    Which version of IE are you using? Not all are supported, and if you’ve done any CSS editing, IE is notoriously difficult to work with.

    #943925

    ptbertram
    Member

    I’m using the most current. IE 8, I think. And I don’t do any CSS editing. My blog has been static for years, but something happened while I was posting today.

    #943926

    ptbertram
    Member

    I have IE 9

    #943927

    mattdevir
    Member

    Okay, I “figured it out”. I clicked the box ensuring the html code works. Then I cut and pasted the culprit post and reposted it. It’s worked fine.

    #943928

    ptbertram
    Member

    Nothing has changed. It’s still dropped on IE 9.

    #943929

    ptbertram
    Member

    And the black admin bar on the blog still doesn’t work.

    #943932

    raincoaster
    Member

    Define “doesn’t work.” What do you expect it to do when you take action? What action do you take? What happens then?

    #943934

    justpi
    Member

    One possible problem is the image cover images you have added. The right sidebar in Garland is 188px wide but those images are a lot larger, and IE has issues with images downsized the ‘normal’ way. You should downsize all these images to the right pixel width, using an image editing application or an online tool, and upload those versions. If you can’t do that, use Text widgets instead of image widgets, with the code I’m giving here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/codes-useful-for-text-widgets/

    But the sidebar issue might also be due to the “infinite scrolling” that WP added to Garland. See here, solution B:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/disabling-infinite-scrolling/

    #943935

    justpi
    Member

    (image cover images > book cover images).

    #943937

    ptbertram
    Member

    When you’re reading a blog post, and you hover over the name of your blog in the left hand side of the admin bar, normally you get a dropdown box with several choices, such as dashboard, stats, widgets, etc. I don’t get dropdown box. On the right hand side, the icons are shuffled, first comes the search icon, then new post. And if I hover the mouse on my name, I don’t get the drop down box to manage the blog, find friends, etc.

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