Text goes bold on sidebar & old posts

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  • #1020194

    Hi there,

    I know this is a ridiculously newbie question but I’ve had all the text go bold on my sidebar and older posts. I’m positive this is not from a flawed <strong> markup on a new post, it happened when I was removing a text widget from the sidebar that for some reason was sticking and I guess it left some residual code. Problem is it’s a WordPress hosted blog so I don’t have much access to css, it’s pretty much all frontend.

    I’ve cleared out the sidebar widgets & replaced them, no dice. Adding a </strong> tag before any text does correct it but of course that’s not a good fix. Any quick suggestions??

    fayesdiamondmine.wordpress.com

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

    #1020293

    The validator shows this:

    Line 358, Column 11: Unclosed element strong.
    <p>501.745.8434</p>

    Should be
    <p>501.745.8434</p>

    See if that fixes it. If not, check for further errors.

    #1020294

    Well, that stripped out the strong code. You had an opening strong but no closing one. Put in a closing strong after the phone number listed.

    #1020295

    That was it, thanks a bunch! Odd that it had no effect until now, I published that 2 days ago. I never thought of using a validator – learn something new every day…

    #1020466

    We all do, that’s why I love visiting the forums, I learn so much from them and can share a tiny bit every now and then.

    #1020479

    Thanks for saving the day… Have a great weekend!

    #1020489

    You are very welcome and the same weekend to you!

    #1020493

    justpi
    Member

    “Odd that it had no effect until now, I published that 2 days ago.”
    That’s impossible: you just hadn’t noticed it. Here’s a cached version from Sep 20:
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=cache:http://fayesdiamondmine.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/estate-jewelry-event-2012/&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    #1020501

    Sheesh, now I really feel like a blockhead; did I mention it was a crazy busy week?? I’ll have to do better next time!

    #1020502

    skeptikonp
    Member

    Please – I posted the above to clarify things, not to offend you or make you reply like that! When you view a page you’re very familiar with, you don’t pay attention to every detail, so it’s easy to miss a problem as long as the page looks roughly the way you’re used to: you would have certainly spotted, say, a missing sidebar right away, but a minor change in the styling of some text can easily go unnoticed (especially since bold text isn’t very prominent in the theme you’re using).

    #1020503

    justpi
    Member

    (Sorry, obviously that was me logged in under a different account.)

    #1020504

    No worries, I really appreciate you pointing it out! It’s always the little snags that have you going in circles…

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