Widgets Not Showing Up

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  • #539577

    dimitydavis
    Member

    I just added the search and word cloud widget to my home page, and now they–plus all the others (FB, twitter, blog roll, etc.) won’t show up. They’re on my other pages at runlikeamotherbook.com (this is a wordpress.com blog; I just paid to customize the title). Can somebody help me to get them to show up?

    The blog I need help with is runlikeamotherbook.com.

    #539700

    airodyssey
    Member

    Hi. I went to other sections of your blog and noticed the widgets appearing, so my best guess is that you have invalid HTML somewhere, like an unclosed tag. The following reply by timethief explains how to fix it:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/widgets-are-huge-on-some-of-my-pages?replies=8#post-514851

    #539707

    dimitydavis
    Member

    Thank you for your help. I tried that–checked that box on the writing page, and then made some minor changes to the post and saved it. When I looked at the post via “View Post” inside WordPress, it worked: the widgets showed up. Then I go to a new window on runlikeamotherbook.com and they don’t show up again. Any other ideas? I really appreciate your help.

    #539708

    airodyssey
    Member

    This appears to be the post that poses a problem and that needs to be minor-changed and saved:
    http://runlikeamotherbook.com/2010/11/17/hump-day-giveaway-give-it-to-us-straight-up/

    #539712

    dimitydavis
    Member

    I did that–changed a few things, saved; tried that twice–and again the same: shows up on the inner frame of Word Press, but in a new window, no love again. Ugh. Any other ideas? Again, thank you.

    #539713

    airodyssey
    Member

    You appear to have several posts with that problem. Keep doing it for each post until your homepage shows OK.
    http://runlikeamotherbook.com/2010/11/15/together-for-the-long-run-or-not/

    #539714

    timethief
    Member

    @airodyssey
    I am using Firefox 3.6.12
    When I click this blogger’s link I do not see a gray colored navigation bar at the top of the blog. Do you see one?

    When I view the footer I can see no information at all. The “blog at wordpress.com” link and the web designer’s link are not in evidence.
    Can you see them?

    #539716

    airodyssey
    Member

    @timethief: I see the navbar and the “Blog at wordpress.com” link, but only on the posts dimitydavis fixed, like this one.

    #539721

    timethief
    Member

    @airodyssey
    Thanks for that link. I’m seeing them now and I think this may be an issue caused by the upgrade.

    @dimitydavis
    Please file a support ticket with Staff using this link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #539723

    airodyssey
    Member

    I use the Vigilance theme as well and all my posts and widgets are fine. I just thought it was because the code was messed up on several pages. But if you want to find out for sure, yes, a support ticket can do good :-)

    #539725

    timethief
    Member

    @airodyssey
    Ahh … I see. Well as your Vigilance theme blog doesn’t have this problem then I agree with you. The problems are likely caused by bad HTML that will have to be corrected by the blogger.

    #539733

    dimitydavis
    Member

    Thank you, thank you. I fixed a couple recent ones and am good to go. Thank you for your time and expertise…in my next life, I’m coming back with as much wordpress knowledge as you guys have. :)

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