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[resolved] Alignment Issue (33 posts)

  1. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://canyonofheroes.com/blog/
    I haven't touched anything. Only added the article. Now it seems to have pushed the header and footer out of alignment.
    Can anybody direct me where to go to fix this problem?

  2. marcy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My guess is that it has something to do with the size of the image you included. Try making the image smaller and see what happens.

  3. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I reduced it to 15x10 and still no luck.

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have the fixes posted on my test blog, don't mind the box at top. That's just for an example for someone else..

    View this once in IE and FF at sametime.. =)
    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/test101/

    spencerp

    Also, I changed my background and footer imagery. But the fixes will work for you!! =) Don't believe me, read the comments... lmao!

  5. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The first problem I encountered was that even after chmoding to 777 the control panel would not let me save. So I figured I'd just take header.php and edit it in Dreamweaver. Now I'm not seeing the specific lines of code you referred to.
    I understand that this problem exists regardless of which theme I use. Should I not be editing in /wp-content/themes/default or might I have a more recent version?

  6. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, I was able to find a work around and I edited header.php, footer.php, but I can't find the specific lines in stylesheet.css. Also, the changes that I did make had no affect.

  7. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What have you done specifically..? Oh nevermind, I'll send you a copy of the corrected files in a zip format...just unzip it and upload over the ones you have now.. lol. Unless you modified all your files? But either way...

    In Blog Control Panel => Presentation => Themes => Theme Editor
    Click on the Stylesheet file link.

    Goto: Line 211, Or go to this section of it rather, it’s the same place: /* Begin Structure */

    Replace:
    body {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    }

    With:
    body {
    margin: 0 0 20px 0;
    padding: 0;
    }

    And this:


    In Blog Control Panel => Presentation => Themes => Theme Editor
    Click on the Stylesheet file link.

    Goto: Line 456, Or go to this section of it rather, it’s the same place: #sidebar #searchform #s{

    Replace this:
    #sidebar #searchform #s {
    width: 115px;
    padding: 2px;
    }

    With this:
    #sidebar #searchform #s {
    width: 108px;
    padding: 2px;
    }

    spencerp

    P.S. Where is a link to your blog? I'd like to see it once...thx.. =)

  8. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Download this, unzip it and reupload the files to the places they suppposed to go: all within that theme's folder/ like before when ya did it..

    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/FixedSingleFilesForKubrick.rar

    spencerp

  9. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm very sorry to say that it didn't work. I uploaded both files to /wp-content/themes/default and seeing that I did overwrite the existing files. Am I working on the wrong directory? I know the theme I've chosen is default.

  10. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    rick2006, you're probably doing something wrong, because these fixes DO work. =) Just view my test101 blog in both IE and FF once.. =) I'm going to fix some extra crap at the test101 blog once, like get rid of that box at top..then zip all them files into a rar file and upload it for download once..

    spencerp

  11. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I admit that I could be doing something wrong but you've made it simple enough for a child to do it. If I've taken the 2 files you gave me and uploaded them into the /themes/default folder what part of that did I screw up?

  12. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's ok rick2006, don't get too upset over it. Just don't use dreamweaver or whatever while doing this stuff, saying this just incase.. But, I have posted the fixes in the post at my test101 blog, you can see what's there and maybe go from there. =)

    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/test101/

    If you have done anything else to this theme, you might wanna change it back till you get this issue resolved..then put that other stuff back.. =)

    spencerp

  13. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now that I've deleted the post the alignment is fine. So I guess I can have WordPress, I just can't use it.

  14. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    spencerp, you've really been a great help through all this and I really do appreciate you taking as much as you have.
    Thank you!

  15. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No problem rick2006.. =) If you're still having problems or issues, please drop another reply then ok. =)

    spencerp

  16. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm so displeased with this software. I understand it's free but how much aggravation should be involved with something this basic?
    http://canyonofheroes.com/blog/?p=11
    Alignment issue, again. Goes away when I post a 2 paragraph blog. I've tried the fix files, spent hours perusing documentation. This really appears to be a very fundemental issue which should have been overcome by now.

  17. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    rick2006, I might be wrong, but maybe within the "posts" code, there is a div placed there, that happened to me when I was creating a new post the other day. I had to click on the HTML button above the write post box, and removed two added <div>s that were added some how. =(

    Also, I have made a post on this again, with all the files and such that are fixed....
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/61234?replies=1

    Just upload all from that rar archive except the header image. =) Should be ok then.. =)

    spencerp

    Also, you might want to check out these errors, locate them all and fix them if need be. =) Found 107 errors for it.. =(
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcanyonofheroes.com%2Fblog%2F

  18. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You've been a great help spencercp and I was very optimistic to upload the new files. For the last hour I sat around playing with variables in style.css. Unfortunately, still no go. It's nothing that my guy is doing. He's just taking his article and sticking it in through the admin. It's nothing I'm doing because everything I play with I revert back to the original after I see that it doesn't work.
    Your files have been installed and bring me right back to where I started. I'm looking at the 20000000 violations and wondering how in the Hell that's happened from just following instructions.

  19. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Spencernp, no offense but why don't you make that test blog about 5 times longer and see if you still don't have alignment issues? When I chopped 70% of the blog content away mine too fit within the assigned parameters.

  20. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well apparently it is coming from the "output" of the posts then, and not necessarily the files or theme itself. :/ Just took another look at your validation errors there, and like I said, my main blog was screwy to because I had two <div>s thrown into the post "codes" while saving it..and it pushed my whole sidebar downwards...and the background went screwy as well.

    I then went in and clicked on the HTML button for the post and found the two added <div> tags removed them and it was all fine again.. so my guess is to try and view the source codes of the post(s) themselves once and see if something is in there maybe that's messing it up. :/

    spencerp

    I know I don't have lengthy posts on my test blog, but it still shouldn't mess it up though...the template files I mean..

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fvindictivebastard.net%2Fkubrickfixed%2F

  21. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It also appears you have opened <div>s, <p>, and even have assigned classes or what not to various things, but the classes are not totally specified some where, like in the CSS file or something.. :/ Mmm...

    Examples:
    <p class="MsoNormal">
    <p align="center" class="MsoNormal">
    <div style="text-align: center" />
    <div align="left" />

    Most errors appear to be coming from the the first "class".. then also have something with around error 39 thru 43.. mmm.. :/ =( Try and find them once and see what you can change or fix..even if you fixed one of them, you might be alot farther ahead.. =)

    spencerp

    For the last two I posted here, those are closing divs automatically I think...if I remember right and then you also have end </div> tags as well for them..I think..

    Try keeping it like you have, just do this with these once..maybe..

    <div style="text-align: center">
    <div align="left">

  22. "He's just taking his article and sticking it in through the admin."

    Is he copying and pasting it in from another program?
    Is the rich text editor turned off or on? I know that itself has caused problems.

    Out of the box, there shouldn't be any problems like the one you're having.

    EDited to add: now that I've looked at the source code of the page, yeah - there's all kinds of stuff that shouldn't be there, specifically around the text of the post.

    Go to /wp-admin/profile.php of your profile, and "your guy"s profile, scroll down and UNCHECK the rich text editor ticky box.

    Then go back to that post and put plain text in it. No tags, no un-needed HTML. And most importantly, NOT pasted in from something like MS Word.

  23. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh yeah! I remember from another post that apparently they were using a program like Microsoft Word or something like that, when writing or editing the post(s) and then copied/pasted the article into WP and posted it, spitting out those: "MsoNormal" errors I think.

    One of the mods here told them to use another Text Editor program once and retry it. I think they said Notepad, Metapad or some other...can't put my finger on it now.. =(

    spencerp

    "Probably Notepad, the point being if someone is going to be writing an entry in another program and pasting it in, it better be plain text. :)"

    Hahaha, yeah..true. =)

  24. Probably Notepad, the point being if someone is going to be writing an entry in another program and pasting it in, it better be plain text. :)

  25. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nope, notepad2. From http://www.flos-freeware.ch. Because even notepad is occasionally unable to produce clean code.... remember seeing some little "square" thingies in notepad? Those will do all SORTS of nasty things if imported into wp....

    Don't EVER use a MS product to produce input for an online effort. And yes, that not only includes FP, it BEGINS with FP, goes on to word, wordpad, and finishes up with notepad.

  26. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    For me, I never used anything like Notepad, Metapad or even MS Word for making a post, and never copied/pasted from there to the WP write post page. (Always played it safe there.)

    On another note, when I had used Plog before, (now called Lifetype or some such).. I had manually copied all the posts from there into WP and that gave me problems..

    I still have tons of posts to go through and fix yet from that transfer. =( But besides that, thanks so much for that link vkaryl. =) I'm going to download NotePad2 now...I know all about them little black "square" boxes or dots..dang little trouble makers they are lol..

    spencerp

  27. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah. They are. Notepad2 will allow you to edit ANYTHING - js, php, c++, vb.... you name it. It will allow you to set it to show line numbers, and to color encode matching delimiters.

    I cannot praise it enough. Nor can I stress enough that you should use anything but a MS product. There are other good editors out there besides my preferred one.

    NONE of them originate from MS/Redmond WA.

  28. rick2006
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's the point that I'm at right now. I've already confirmed one of our writers did in fact us MS Word. I've asked the other writer but already suspect that was the case for him too. I thought I'd be okay having them copy and paste into notepad so as to strip it all down but after reading the last couple posts I think I'll ask them to go from Word (where the doc was created), into Notepad, and then have them give it to me so I can look at it in Dreamweaver.
    Sound like a plan?

  29. Dang, I gotta get me Notepad2. ;) vkarl, so with you on the no-MS. (still kinda stuck with some of it, hence the flinging around of "notepad") And FP? Oh my, give me a heart attack. I refuse to work with it.

    Rick, at least we've narrowed down the problem. :)

  30. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    rick2006, glad all our comments or replies are "helping" and you located the "suspected" problem. =) But just use the NotePad2 like vkaryl said though, because the original plain NotePad spits out them little black squares and stuff. =( Should be all good to go then... =)

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/58922?replies=29#post-330876
    http://www.flos-freeware.ch/

    spencerp

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