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Alignment all messed up -- text and sidebar (18 posts)

  1. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Had a successful upgrade except for some minor cosmetic issues.

    My body copy is now aligned all the way to the left, instead of in the wide middle column. Can't seem to find the problem, but i'm really new to CSS and reading the php.

    Also, my sidebar on the right is all the way on the bottom of the page instead of at the top where it would be useful. I imagine its a similar problem as the first, and i just dont know which templates are controlling which parts.

    is there a php or wordpress guide for dummies????

  2. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Probably would help if I gave you the URL.

    http://www.theviewfrommysofa.com/

    thanks

  3. Minna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    See if getting rid of the validation errors does the trick.

  4. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hate to admit this, but thats WAY over my head. Not really sure what its showing me.

    Is it identifying syntax errors? If so, do you just go into your posts and fix what it identifies?

  5. GeekNJ
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Looks like you were using the default style.css (and it validates) so what did you change off the base install? Any files?

  6. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    also, when it tells you what line the error is on, how do you find and edit those lines? they are all part of different posts, correct?

    Some of them appear to be just missing "<" or ">" to open or close tags, but it doesn't tell me which specific post it is referencing.

  7. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    only thing I changed off the base install ( I think) is the index file when I moved it out of the wordpress folder and into my root directory.

    Looks like it took a 2 column template on 3 column background or something.

    Damn, i wish i could read this php stuff.

  8. GeekNJ
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If I go to a specific month for archives, it displays fine - see http://www.theviewfrommysofa.com/?m=200410

    If I go to one with the large images, it's sort of ok, but off a bit - see http://www.theviewfrommysofa.com/?p=54

    My guess is the large (width) pictures are blowing the template and throwing everything off.

    How about replacing the large images with ones that are say 420 wide or less?

  9. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'll give that a shot

  10. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    but it wasn't a problem in 1.2. Only became an issue after I upgraded.

  11. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nope. now i just have smaller pictures set off to the side.

    any other suggestions?

  12. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the individual post pages are fine. its just the main page that is causing the problem.

    is there an allignment issue in the CSS for my index page? would that be in the templates or in the actual page?

  13. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think its being caused by the Kubrick tempate, which is designed for 3 columns. When I switched back to the 1.2 template, the content is the same, but it looks better because it was designed for the 2 column layout of 1.2.

    Does that seem to be a CSS issue that I can fix?

  14. GeekNJ
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Seems to be the images are blowing the alignment. You made the one image smaller (Boston) but not the State of the Union ones.

  15. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i made the state of the union ones smaller, but it didn't fix anything, so i put them back the way they were.

    I can make them small again if you think it would help figure this out.

    I still think it has to do wih the 2 column vs. 3 column layout, but I dont know how to identify that in the CSS

  16. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    very weird, but it worked this time.

    thanks for the help. not sure why it didn't align the last time.

    any thoughts on how to move the sidebars into their proper location? they are hanging on the bottom of the pages instead of the tops.

  17. GeekNJ
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    When you upgraded, since you were using Kubrick, did you follow any of the items outlined at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Process for Kubrick?

    I didn't use any images in my 1.2 blog, and I was using a 2 column layout so I'm just taking some stabs here.

  18. ckronengold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i wasn't using Kubrick. I was using the default 1.2 template.
    WP 1.5 automatically applied the kubrick theme to it.

    either way, it looks ok now. Still need to figure out the sidebar issues, though.

    thanks for your help so far, though.VERY much appreciated

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