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  1. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I made some updates to my blog, putting in the 'read more' feature into my posts html; afterwards the page with all my new posts lost the background layout (the background is now just a solid gray with nothing else). The format of the blog's text itself has stayed the same; except that the right side of the page which has search, pages, archives, categories, blogroll and meta shifted all the way to the bottom of the page with new posts...what do I do?

    Thanks in advance!

    blog is: thetalmudist.com

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    a link would help but it obviously was something you recently did - maybe try working in reverse?

  3. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    sure: thetalmudist.com

    thanks!

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    review this

    near the bottom you have unclosed tags <p> and <div> especially.
    you definitely need to fix those.

    Also, are you composing posts in office or word? That's a no-no. You must use a basic notepad-like editor.

  5. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the response Samboll, let me answer thing first; this blog was just imported from Blogger - in Blogger I composed some in Word and some in Blogger...

    (Anecdotally, the 'older posts' page, which was crafted similarly (Word/Blogger/etc.) still looks fine.)

    Being that I'm a newbie, can you please tell me how to close the <p> and <div> tags (and other tags that need closing?

    Thanks!

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    what do all these instances reference?

    # <script type="text/javascript">
    # a2a_linkname="";
    # a2a_linkurl="http://www.thetalmudist.com/?p=6";
    # a2a_init("page");</script>

    it looks like you have added something to the theme's footer.php and not closed it properly

    I might suggest that you download the default theme files you have modified to your desktop and then re-upload fresh copies of the files to your theme directory and see what the site looks like.
    If ok, then make modifications one at a time (always backing up) and test the changes.

  7. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I might suggest that you download the default theme files you have modified to your desktop and then re-upload fresh copies of the files to your theme directory and see what the site looks like.

    ---

    How do I do the above things?

  8. Download a fresh copy of the wordpress zip file onto your PC, unzip it, and you can get a clean copy of the default themes from that.

  9. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ipstenu: where do i upload the fresh themes too?

  10. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think I'm getting the idea...

  11. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok, I uploaded fresh set of the themes, but the problem is still the same...

  12. loadedm16
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    okay, i think i got it now, i did a new blogger export

  13. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry - I was wrong I thought you had modded the theme
    your 1st post has an unclosed <p> at
    <p><span>“Where all da fruit?” little Chavie asks.</span></div>

    also, if you are using word or office or similar to compose with, this wil bork your theme quicker than anything. you will need to edit the posts and remove the extraneous code.

    you might try editing your posts and c & p ing the contents into notepad and saving and then c & p back to post editor to see if weird code is removed.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary#T
    scroll down to "Text Editor"

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