I added the wordpress popular posts widget to the middle column in the footer (see "Popular Reads" at http://www.jacksheo.com).
In the widget, I enabled "Use custom HTML Markup" and added in some simple HTML into both "Before / after Popular Posts:" & "Before / after each post:"
I then proceeded to the Plugins section to try and edit the page "wordpress-popular-posts/wordpress-popular-posts.php"
I added the "</span>" tag to the end of lines 719, 815, 825 to try to resolve the border that is surrounding each post under the Popular Reads section. But these changes are not reflected on the webpage. When I "view source", the "</span>" tag is not inside.
What did I miss?
Thanks in advance for any pointers.