Sidebar gone from a page

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  • #2328062

    anaslair
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    I think I bit more than I can chew.

    I am still pretty new to this blog thing. I don’t know the first thing about CSS so I asked an acquaintance of mine to help me set up a page for my book reviews, where I could display the books I have reviewed by book title (clickable book cover) and by author (a text index).

    Since I don’t know the first thing about this, I merely copy/paste when I want to add new reviews. I guess I must have done something wrong because the sidebar is now gone from that page only, it displays in all other pages of my blog.

    So I have two questions:

    1) How can I bring the sidebar back?

    and

    2) Can you think of an easier way to display the information I mentioned above? Everytime I want to add a new review to that page I need to alter the entire code after it, because it is set to display 3 by 3.

    Thank you for reading. The page in question is the following: https://anaslair.wordpress.com/book-reviews/

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

    #2328151

    galois
    Member
    #2328152

    timethief
    Member

    1) How can I bring the sidebar back?

    Is that Page at https://anaslair.wordpress.com/book-reviews/ a full width page on which no sidebar can display?

    For widget visibility settings that determine which pages which widgets display on see also http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/#widget-visibility

    #2328154

    galois
    Member

    TT: see the screenshot –> https://cloudup.com/cRJEPVHvUPS

    And see my response above. ;)

    #2328158

    anaslair
    Member

    I should probably clarify that the sidebar used to show up, after a more recent update it didn’t anymore. I did not mess with the widgets, only edited the page to add more review links.

    #2328159

    anaslair
    Member

    Yes, it makes sense that it is an incorrect <div> code, it’s the one I edit, I just cannot figure out where it went wrong :S

    #2328160

    timethief
    Member

    Provided you did not CSS editing what I post will apply and it is an expansion on what galois posted above.

    Sidebars and widgets in them do not fall to the bottom and display below posts and/or posts do not appear in sidebars unless

    (1) content has been imported into the blog

    (2) the blogger has been copying and pasting content from elsewhere, without using correct icon in Row 2 of the visual editor http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    (3) or the blogger has copied and pasted invalid HTML into a text widget or a post or page or left an HTML tag open in a post or a page

    After you go here and enable this > Settings > Writing
    Formatting
    _ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    “save changes”

    For sorting this out see:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/sidebar-at-the-bottom-and-related-issues/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/html-troubleshooting/#fixing-a-sunken-sidebar

    #2328163

    anaslair
    Member

    There’s just so much code I can’t find what is wrong. I tried adding a </div> tag at the end but that didn’t work. Is there somewhere where I can place that page’s code and it tells me what’s wrong?

    I guess there isn’t an easier way to do this either, huh?

    #2328164

    galois
    Member

    Tip:

    If the second option is enabled, WordPress will fix any of your invalid XHTML code. Invalid XHTML code can cause problems with your layout, so this is a good option to turn on.

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/writing-settings/2/#writing-settings-in-the-wp-admin-dashboard

    #2328168

    anaslair
    Member

    Thank you so much! Enabling that option to automatically fix the code did the trick. I was getting desperate because it all sounds like mumbo jumbo to me v.v I am glad WordPress made this blogging for idiots option ehhe, thank you all for your help!

    #2328170

    timethief
    Member

    Great news! Happy blogging.

    #2328171

    anaslair
    Member

    Ok so just to make sure, there isn’t an easier way to display the information I mentioned, right?

    I thought maybe dividing the book cover index by the initial of book title might be a good option, that way I would not have to edit the whole code, just the one for that letter, if that makes any sense. But I can’t find out how to do it. Any chance you could point me in the right direction?

    #2328174

    timethief
    Member

    This thread is in the CSS editing forum and neither galois nor I help with CSS editing. Please be patient while waiting for a Volunteer who does help with CSS editing or Staff click in to assist you.

    #2328175

    anaslair
    Member

    Not a problem, you guys have been great already and I am happy enough having the sidebar issue fixed, this one is just an extra thing that has been bugging me because in the long run it’s going to be a pain editing the page.
    Thank you again for your help, I will check for new replies tomorrow.
    Take care!

    #2328179

    timethief
    Member

    Best wishes to you too. :)

    #2328185

    galois
    Member

    You’re welcome & best wishes to you, @mistluna :)

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