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[resolved] SIDEBAR MISALIGNED (31 posts)

  1. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please help SIDEBAR not showing up on the side anymore..
    The only theme that shows it on the side is wordpress classic??? REALLY STRANGE

    This might be a wordpress bug but I worked very hard on customizing a theme (http://janany.rizzyc.com) for a few days and then i decided to password protect the some posts.

    Everythign looked ok, up until I unlocked the post.. i Unlocked one post then ALL OF THEM (they had the same password) got unlocked and now the sidebar remains underneath main panel. I've tried different themes and now they are ALL doing the same thing...

    I'm completely baffled if someone prolly goes to the site now it might actually be ok but once you put in a password it will all be messed up again.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://rizzyc.com/
    looks fine.

    IF I were to login, what would happen ?
    If the sidebar disappears then you probably have some sort of code going on for logged in users. If so, remove it ?

  3. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, if you put in the password.. ok let me give you an example from the main site put in the password "easy" for the post title Metaphorical analysis and you will see what happens.. i think..err well it happened to me and my friend. the weird thing is that EVERY THEME is doign this now :(

    Thanks..

    BAFFLED

  4. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oh its http://janany.rizzyc.com not rizzyc.com lol

  5. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no matter what theme i try, the sidebar never wanst to stay at the side.. how could this be when each theme has a different style sheet? I think that this is a problem with wordpress 2.0. Somethign must have happened when unlocking posts.

  6. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Bumping every 10 minutes or so and blaming the software will not motivate people to help you... but it may get you a warning from the moderators.

    Sidebars getting pushed to the bottom is a classic symptom of content that is too wide for it's space. Is there a special edit link that opens when a post is unlocked? Does this special edit link make the column wider?

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Opps, I've deleted the "bumping" post, while WarAxe was responding.
    And you can get a mod warning for "shouting" in your title, too.
    Patience and don't bump!

  8. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sorry about the bumping and blaming, :( I'm just frustrated.
    The thing that i do not understand is that I have changed the theme dozens of times so the width shouldnt change cuz its following the rules of the theme right? This is what I am guessing?

    I am not sure if any special edit link opens up..
    If you go to http://janany.rizzyc.com and then unlock the metaphorical analysis post using the password easy you will notice that ONLY then does the alignment get all fudged up?

    I had the theme set to a percentage before but now i have a fresh new theme with a fixed width and it is still doing the same thing. Another weird thign is that if you click the heading of a post and then when it shows you that seperately then everythign looks fine and dandy.

    I hope someone knows whats going on?

  9. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Even before I put a password in the sidebar pushes to below the main column.

    Put on a different theme and I'll check it again.

  10. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thats super weird.. ok let me try the default theme

  11. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks again for your helps

  12. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Both of these themes have something wrong. You should develop your theme in FireFox or Opera, not IE. If you look in FireFox, for both of these themes, the entire middle section did not have a background image styled... it's just the solid background color. The headers and footers were fine, but the middle is not fine. I think there is a conflict somewhere with your CSS... Somewhere in the body of one of your entries you may have some code that is turning off an important tag (like a div).

  13. Ddo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm also a newbie.
    I had the same issue last night. Working for 2 hours on a new style based on "Connection"....
    Check if you don't have a post done with 900 pixels width and switch back to 750 pixels width design.

    This solved my problem, good luck.

  14. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i was using the same theme, how do you check for post width??
    i'm not sure of how to do that?

  15. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow, I checked the source of one of your entries and it's filled with div's?! Like... riddled with them.. Is this a normal thing with the Connections theme? (anyone?) Either way it is very poor xhtml... unless it is related, somehow, to something you are doing (either deliberately or unknowingly). Do you have any plugins turned on? How are you writing your entries? (any special editors?)

    What browser did you develop your theme in?

    It is best to use the basic defaults unless you really have a good handle on html and css.

  16. liferightnow
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sorry if this sounds harsh, but the problem with the sidebar is that when you hacked up your theme, you placed the sidebar div inside your content div. that's why the sidebar is showing under all of your posts, and not next to them.

    just a suggestion, but i would go back to square one and replace the theme with the original theme files. slowly makes changes to that theme and css to fit your tastes. don't make a ton of changes all at once unless you are familiar with how the theme and css work together. it's easier to see how one change affects the site as a whole and learn from that, rather than make a lot of changes and try to figure out a bunch of problems all at once.

    good luck!

  17. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    which post are you talking about? most of the posts are copied and pasted from hotmail.. they were workign fine before but let me konw which post and i'll re-write i

  18. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    liferightnow... i think that you are right, the way the sidebar is showing up it is definately somethign screwy but why is that when i change the theme to default or the original theme (i have Done this numerous times) the sidebar is still showing up at the bottom. I have been looking at a cache folder could this have stored the screwy settings.. let me change the theme back to default (fully unomoded/hacked). Is there a universal area where the layout of a theme is stored?

  19. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    liferightnow :: I think you may be right, but it's happening in multiple themes.

    rizzyc :: Just because it was working before doesn't mean you didn't have a sleeping giant waiting to really mess things up when you make a subtle change. You need to look at the source of your site html (what you are sending to a viewing user's browser)... it is full of div's for every line of some of your posts... I even saw this '<div />' and almost fell over... Terrible. It is possible that this was poorly formated html that you inadvertantly cut and pasted form an html-enabled hotmail message... let that be a lesson against using hotmail. :-) You need to know how to troubleshoot your own html if you want to modify a theme... and never cut and paste anything into an entry except for straight ascii text.

    And seriously, your theme is not stock... it's not unadulterated... whatever's going on looks like someone has been trying to make changes without knowledge of what they're doing. No offense, but if you don't understand a lot of the lingo you see us using then you probably should consider befriending someone near you who is good with xhtml and css.

  20. liferightnow
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    waraxe: no, the connections theme does not have that many divs by default.

    rizzyc: you can find themes at http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/. the only thing i can think of is that you modified the default theme as well, because you should not be getting the sidebar below the content like that.

  21. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    liferightnow... i downloaded the very first theme from the link you sent me, its called almost spring... as you can see.. the side bar is stil fudged up???
    argh.....
    this has never happened to me when i was workign on my site (rizzyc.com) and all i did was make a password protected post and then unlock it. If you are using 2.0, try making a password protected post and then unlock it, see if your sidebar gets screwy like that too??
    i'm thinking that the password protected function triggered some sort of change in other parts of the code

  22. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I give up, nothing works i'm deleting everythign from the website and starting from scratch.. thanks for everyones help anyways :(

  23. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would suggest that you do NOT copy n paste from any email client (or windows word-processing program either!) - they are NOTORIOUS for throwing crap html.

    If you have to copy n paste from email, paste first into a "plain vanilla" text editor such as notepad2 from http://www.flos-freeware.ch, then clean it up before you copy n paste it into wp....

  24. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i stil blame this on password-protecting posts... if someone ever password protects their posts and then unlocks thema and the sidebar goes to the bottom i wouldnt be surprised that it would mess everything.

  25. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't have any problem with password protecting posts creating a sidebar drop.

    That's normally a result of content that's wider than its container (which could certainly be a result of extraneous div tags, for one thing, as produced by copy n paste from an email client).

  26. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :( why dosent installing a new fresh theme fix the sidebar problem :(
    oh well its ok i'm starting from scratch all over again :(

  27. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Because the posts causing your problem are still there in the database. A new theme accomplishes nothing if the database is still populated.

  28. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I deleted all the posts...and guess what.. haha surprise surprise the sidebar is back to normal.. I learned my lesson.. NO MORE copying and pasting from e-mails. I cant believe it was workign fine before and then magically got ruined after p/w protecting the posts. Thanks for all your help and advice everyone. Luckily the blog was just in its testing phase so I didnt delete much.

  29. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, good to hear you're back to normal. Go grab a plain vanilla editor, that should help you deal with copy n paste.

  30. rizzyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i use linux and it has little note padder thingy... its for my gf so i'll tell her NEVER to copy/paste.. what a headache.. i was just backing up the site and then i thoguht might as well try deleting all the posts. Well atleast she's happy now lol.
    Thanks for all your help guys and girls.

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