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space between category title and links (29 posts)

  1. lancasterartwalk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just started using link-library and was following a few tips to another writer for formatting the table/entries. My problem is there's a huge gap between the link category title and the list of links.

    I see the problem in Chrome and IE but not Firefox.

    Here's the page:
    http://lancasterartwalk.org/featured-galleries/

    I'm not sure what my question is other than does anyone know what's going wrong on the page?

  2. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having the same problem with my Link Library setup, although my blank space is appearing above my link tables on my pages. You seem to have resolved your issue without receiving any direction here. May I ask what you did to resolve it? Thanks in advance!

    Alisha

  3. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Alisha,

    This would usually mean that you have an information row checked to display without having set the proper [tr] and [/tr] tags before and after that data entry (with the real html tags and not the square brackets shown here obviously).

    Perhaps you could send me a screenshot of your settings or export your settings so I could import them on my side?

    Yannick

  4. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yannick, thank you so much for your reply! I will send you a both a screenshot and an exported file of my settings (through your Yannick's Corner "Contact Me" widget.) I will only send the screenshot and settings for one of the 10 libraries - Library #1, which is the one I copied from one of your examples and the one from which I copied the settings for all of my other libraries. Thanks again!

    Alisha

  5. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I will be sending 5 screenshots images of the library settings and 1 CSV file of the settings. Thanks again!

    Alisha

  6. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oops - I cannot send you the CSV settings file using that widget on your Yannick's Corner Page. Is there some other way for me to send it to you?

    Thanks!

  7. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Alish

    The tag after the Link Description does not have the right closing bracket, which could definitely cause this problem. Try to fix it to look like the Link Notes and Link Name.

    Yannick

  8. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yannnick, I actually caught and corrected that error right after I sent you the images, and unfortunately, it did not make a difference in any of the tables. :-( Any other thoughts? While I am essentially a coding novice, I am not opposed to getting into the code and making changes with some direction if there is something you can recommend to correct this "white space" issue. (These link tables are a big selling point on our website, and I want to make sure people don't just see blank space at the top of the page below the header and think there are no links to be found on the page lower down.)

    Thanks again - I truly appreciate your time and your thoughts on this.

    Alisha

  9. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Alisha,

    Can you give me a link to the site where the problem is happening so that I can inspect the HTML code and see what seems to be wrong?

    Yannick

  10. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yannick,

    The website is http://abodelearning.com, and all of the links to the Link Library pages are set up in the lower navigation bar at the top of the page. It is a Membership-required page, so I have set you up as username Guest3 with password guest3.

    Thanks,
    Alisha

  11. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am trying to log onto your site with the login credentials above. While I am getting to a dashboard, when I go back to the site and click on some of the links category in the navigation bar, I am still getting a message that I need to be a member to see these pages.

  12. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll fix that right now - sorry about that!

  13. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try again now, Yannick - I turned off all page protection. :-)

  14. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And I modified your membership class, too.

  15. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    (If you need admin privileges, just let me know.)

  16. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see. You are talking about the white space between your title and the table that contains the links, right?

    I am looking at the page using Firebug and I am not seeing which elements is adding that space. The table does have a bit of extra space above it due to the following line:

    margin: 1em 0;

    inside of your theme's style.css.

    Something else to do to gain space would be to go to the Link Library stylesheet editor and add:

    display:none

    inside of the linklistcatname block:

    .linklistcatname {
    border: 0 none;
    display: none;
    font-family: arial;
    font-size: 16px;
    font-weight: bold;
    padding-bottom: 10px;
    padding-top: 10px;
    }

    Beyond that, I think that the main entry div might need some css code to bring everything to the top but I'm not sure.

    Let me know if this helps,

    Yannick

  17. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes - that is the space I am talking about. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at it. :-)

    I will delete the line of code you reference and then add the other one you mention. As for your suggestion that the main entry div could use some css code to bring everything to the top - - I have NO idea what that means or how to accomplish it. If you would be so kind as to point me in the right direction there, I would appreciate it. If you feel you can't, I will research it online a bit and see what I can teach myself.

    Again, many, many thanks!
    Alisha

  18. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see your site is currently down for maintenance. I will go back and see what I can figure out from your styling. Will it back up later tonight or only later this week-end?

  19. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, Yannick - I worked all weekend, so I did not see your message until this morning. Our site is not officially launched yet, so the Maintenance Mode is its current default status. If you have a chance to take a look at it, I am happy to open the site back up for you to get in again. You can log in with the same credentials as last time.

    By the way, I did try the first two steps you recommended, but they did not make any difference in the white space issue.

    Thanks so much!
    Alisha

  20. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I cannot log in to the site with the credentials that you gave me before.

  21. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just a second - I'll open it up to you, Yannick. :-)

    Ok - I just opened the site and confirmed the credentials - you should be all set.

    Alisha

  22. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yannick, I had to close the site down again because we had some eager folks finding their way onto it and signing up early. I am going to have to leave the Maintenance Mode setting in place for now. I can give you Admin privileges so you can access the site despite the Maintenance setting. In order to do that, though, I will have to ask you to change the password from the one I had posted here - don't want everyone here accessing the site as an Admin! I will make you an Admin now, but please do log in and change your password ASAP.

    Thanks!
    Alisha

  23. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    All right. I went in and changed the password on that account. That being said, I won't have time to investigate the layout issue more until Friday night at this rate. I will let you know what I find at that time.

  24. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, Yannick - you will have access to the site for as long as you need it. I truly appreciate your time and your knowledge! I have already included a reference to you, Link Libraries and a thank you in our sticky Welcome post. :-)

    Thanks,
    Alisha

  25. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yannick, we are getting ready to launch our site at the end of this week. Any chance you might have a moment to take a look at it on Wednesday or Thursday to see if there is any chance of determining if there is something in the code causing the issue with the extra space between the title and the top of the table?

    Thanks,
    Alisha

  26. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am out of ideas on this problem. I thought I had replied here when I last looked at the problem a few days ago. It does not seem to be related to Link Library but to a problem in the site's stylesheet. Do you know someone who is good at troubleshooting CSS / HTML issues?

  27. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did not see a reply here from you recently - we must have gotten wires crossed on that one. Sorry about that. I do not have a CSS whiz handy, but I will either find myself one or make myself the expert. :-)

    I truly do appreciate your time and your attempt to help with this issue. Moreover, I appreciate your fabulous Link Library plugin. Thank you so much for your creativity and making your labors available to all of us to use on our WordPress sites. When I went looking for a plugin to meet our need, I never dreamed I'd find one that would do it as perfectly as Link Library does. Thanks again!

    Best,
    Alisha

  28. alishayouch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yannick, you will be happy to know I found the solution, and it was ridiculously simple! The problem was that there were spaces - simple spaces - in front of the <td> coding in the Link Library settings window. Deleting all of the spaces in front of the code fixed the problem. :-)

    Alisha

  29. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Interesting. Thanks for the update. I am glad that this has been resolved. Good luck with the site launch.

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