Widget sidebar has moved on home page?

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    I recently noticed that the sidebar (on the home page only) has moved to the bottom of the page. I have no idea why this happened.

    Notice a few posts down that the paragraph width changes from narrow to page width (sidebar should be on right side, from top to bottom).

    Next, I had to temporarily remove my custom background because a few more posts down (Monthly TV Towers Sales STATS (Nov 2011 – Dec 2011) posted Jan. 4th) the posts went from page width to screen width and the white page backdrop (above the custom background) suddenly stops, causing the text to be over the photo background (making in illegible).

    Anyhow, this is a huge inconvenience & I’m not sure where I went wrong (didn’t do anything new?) Please let me know if you are viewing it differently, but I have tried on a few different computers (plus full website version on my iPhone), different browsers, and am coming up with the same look.

    Biggest problem is that this has changed the structure of many of the posts and it is now looking random & out of order.

    Please help! This is for business use. tvtowersvancouver.wordpress.com

    Thank you so much! :)


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



    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 see > http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    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.
    Typically this is caused by an open HTML tag in one of your posts.

    Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    Now, starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding a space and then deleting it, and then click “Update Post.” Check your blog and see if it is back to normal.



    On another issue, you are unwittingly spamdexing ie. over using Categories and/or Tags. Do not assign any more than a combined total of 10 or fewer Categories and Tags to any single post. See here > global tags > missing posts



    Please let me know if you are viewing it differently, but I have tried on a few different computers (plus full website version on my iPhone), different browsers, and am coming up with the same look.

    For the iphone wordpress app, you need to inquire over at http://iphone.forums.wordpress.org/


    @timethief – thank you so much – it worked! I’ll look into some of your other suggestions as well.

    For the sake of anyone else with this same issue:

    I did notice the “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” earlier today & had given it a try but didn’t have much luck.

    I tried again (by making a small update to a post) & it fixed a few of the problem posts. The ones further down didn’t fix however, so I went back & tried the the highest problem post – still no luck. Then updated the lowest post that appeared fixed (just above the next post which was still out of order) – and it fixed the rest!

    So glad!

    Thank you :)



    You’re welcome. :)



    a) The issue is typically due to extra closing div tags in the HTML of a post. This disrupts the structure of the page on which the problem post shows up (your main page or a category page), so usually it’s the rest of the content that will appear messed up.

    b) Enabling the auto-correct option ensures that future posts will be ok, but it cannot affect already published posts unless you edit them.

    c) You don’t have to edit the posts one by one. In most themes you can easily find out the culprit(s) by clicking on the title of each post to view the post alone. If you cannot find that, or if don’t want to bother finding, you can bulk edit he posts – see here:

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