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  1. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My widgets won't load in the sidebar, and instead are appearing in the footer. I've changed a number of settings and have still been unable to get the widgets to go where they're supposed to be. Any ideas as to why this is happening?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Most likely your themes use a widget-capable footer instead of a sidebar.

  3. awart
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What's the name of the theme you're using?

  4. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm using lightword. I'm fairly positive that the widgets are supposed to be in the sidebar, not the footer.

  5. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I guess it's not going into the footer, but rather just the body below all my posts. I still cant make sense of it.

  6. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh, the webpage is http://www.nationaldinonaut.com

  7. You've got a bunch of </div> tags out of place and that's what is throwing your sidebar to the footer. Are you using <div> for paragraph breaks? [Invalid]Markup Validation of nationaldinonaut.com - W3C Markup Validator. Scroll down in the validation report to see line numbers and source code. Compare your edits to an unedited copy of your theme, too.

  8. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for that, Songdogtech. I just imported all of my posts from an old Movable Type blog, and it must just be format issues from there. Do you suspect this is the cause of my problems?

  9. Probably. Use the html editor to clean up the code in your posts. Have you edited the theme itself or did you just import content?

  10. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Even when viewing a sample page with no misplaced <div> tags it still bumps the sidebar beneath the content.
    http://www.nationaldinonaut.com/?p=59
    Wouldn't it appear in the proper place if a misplaced tag in an old post were the problem?

  11. Have you edited the theme itself?

  12. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The only code I've edited has been to just adjust the background color. I skimmed the list of errors and didn't see any jump out as structural problems.

  13. sipragio
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What's the name of the theme you're using?

  14. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Lightword

  15. akis
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did you modified style.css? Try to replace it with the default one.
    http://i49.tinypic.com/iqjtz5.png

  16. Phredrick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Good call, Akis. On the test page it appears that everything is loading where it needs to be, and is only out of place on the main page where the <div> tags are misplaced.

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