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Comment Box on Page Templates Opens to Right going behind sidebar (7 posts)

  1. kevad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am having a problem finding how to stop the comments input box from opening up all the way to the right side and going behind the sidebar (if the sidebar goes down that far). This is on single page and pages not the comment pop-up that opens from the main page links under each post. Click on a story header, go down to the bottom, enter a character and it opens. I am using IE6, WP 2.0.2 and the Revvd Up Theme ver. 1.5. I have tried to find where this area is controlled to set a width: 350; or some appropriate instruction but nothing has worked so far in the style.css file? Anyone know what I can do to fix this? My site to see an example is at http://www.a-digital-eye.net - Thanks!!!!

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am afraid we will not register and log in just to see your errors...

  3. kevad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi moshu,

    Sorry about that. OK I changed the setting so that you don't have to register and log in to see the error.

    Thanks!

    Kevad

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, there are many more problems with that webpage (and the site), see http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//www.a-digital-eye.net/%3Fp%3D80

    but for the comments, go into the comments.php and find the textarea for the comment's body and change the cols=70 to something less!

  5. kevad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks!

    Wow, that is an eye opener! Looks like I may have to learn way more than I thought!!

    Well your suggestion seems to be right on and logical, but it did not change it or resolve it. I tried it many times, reloaded the pages. Hmmmm, it has kept me puzzled for hours now.

    The Theme author suggested putting in some width restriction in the style.css under where he has it designated /* comment styles */ but all the code there seems related to the comments pop-up. I tried like 'width: 350px; and maxwidth and width= and nothing so far.

    I'll go look at a few other style.css and comment.php files in other themes to compare and see, plus I will look into those issues raised by the validator check!

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks again!!

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What Moshu suggested should work.

    Otherwise maybe look in styles.css for this or something similar:
    .comments #leavecomment {
    text-align: center;
    margin-bottom: 40px;
    color: #ddd;
    font-size: 2em;
    letter-spacing: -2px;
    }

    .comments #loading {
    text-align: center;
    margin-bottom: 40px;
    margin-top: 40px;
    color: #ddd;
    font-size: 2em;
    letter-spacing: -1px;
    }

    .comments form {
    clear: both;
    padding: 1px 0 30px;
    margin: 0;
    }

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't understand why it shouldn't work, but as you were told you could add something to your stylesheet fo the
    <div id="respond-container"> <-- that's the div where your comments and the form are located.

    even if there isn't anything yet, e.g.

    #respond-container {
    width: XXXpx;
    whatever...
    }`

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