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Sidebar Pushed to the Bottom! Help! (20 posts)

  1. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Greetings all,

    Using Dark Maple for one of our blogs here at school:

    http://www.ncs-nj.org/blogs/kpolak46/

    Sidebar is squished to the bottom of the page. I've done this on blogs before by posting enrty content that was too long, like a long link, but I can't see what posting might have caused this. Am I on the right track? What makes the sidebar move to the bottom in this way?

    TIA,

    -kj-

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

    Loser/Jerry Spinelli

    That's the post doing it in IE, but from here I can't see why just yet.

  3. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The problem doesn't occur in FireFox, but does in IE. I would do a search through the forum to find other posts I've seen about this. I'll do some looking, too.
    P.S. I love Lemony Snicket.
    Maybe Mr. Moshu can help.

    In another post (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/33455) I found that you should reduce the size of the text input box for the comments. I did notice a large font in a comment to your post.

  4. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Podz but I nuked that post and the sidebar is still jacked.

    JWurster, you can't change fonts in comments, can you? Which one did you see a larfer font in?

    Thanks for the speedy replies guys!

    -kj-

  5. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    >>>
    In another post (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/33455) I found that you should reduce the size of the text input box for the comments. I did notice a large font in a comment to your post.
    <<<

    Ah I see what you are saying but this theme has not been changed from its default and the problem only recently showed up when some content was added. It has to be a posting, somewhere, I've seen it happen before on my personal blog using a completely different theme.

    -kj-

  6. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    BTW Podz I could really use your help here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/56146

    That post refers to a mission-critical issue that could derail our use of WordPress in our school.

    TIA,

    -kj-

  7. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The page rendering/formatting issue has been FIXED.

    A user had cut-and-pasted some bizzare piece of code into the posting window. When I viewed the HTML, the editor showed me things I've never seen before. I deleted the post and recreated it from scratch and all is well now.

    Kinda nutty that bad posts can whack-a-blog like this! But at least we know what to look for.

    Thanks all.

    -kj-

    p.s. we're still trying to resolve the issue over at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/56146 if anyone's got a sec ... thanks

  8. cai
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having problems with an issue similar to this at

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/55830

    if anyone can help me.

  9. eadwired
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah mine too.. i have installed 2 word press thru Fantastico so I conclude there should be no errors since it is just automatic installer.. but both installation had same view the sidebars went down.. i made a 3rd installation again but its still the same...

  10. sym0n
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes i am also having the same problems....

    here : http://www.sydefx.co.uk/blog

    any ideas what is going on?

    i just wanted a simple blog...i am starting to think it would be quicker to just make plain old HTML pages..... :(

  11. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Boy, a sticky that explains the causes of this would suuuuuuuuuure be nice, or a codex link..

    hmmm...

  12. jimatwork
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sym0n, your issue is in the robots post, I believe. Did you cut and paste from somewhere else?

  13. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    symon - I'd look at the robots.txt post or "The importance of valid HTML code" since every post goes "bold" after that. Something is screwy there.

  14. sorormystica
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am having the same problem and I am at my absolute wit's end! The problem started after I had tried using Canvas/Kiwi and then found there were too many quirks so I went back to using regular themes. With every single theme I downloaded after that, I had the same problem with the sidebar.. and I have tried at least a dozen themes.

    I have tried uninstalling Canvas, as well as other plugins. The problem doesn't seem to be a particular post, nor any comments (I only have one).

    Any other suggestions?

  15. sorormystica
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh, btw, mine is doing it in firefox, NOT in IE, for what it's worth.

    http://www.sorormystica.com

  16. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    soror: Your "Brain Hemisphere Dominance" post is a cut and paste from a word processor. It inserted unfriendly formatting...

  17. luckydog
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just started my blog this week and this just happened yesterday to me. The sidebar shifted down to the bottom and the fonts for the sidebar and footer are much larger. No matter which theme I choose, it is still supersized font. I reinstalled the theme I was using and that didn't help. I'm not sure where to check the code to see what happened to the font here.

    My blog is at http://lddbaby.com/blog/

  18. farmerdrama
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Lucky Dog - your site works fine in Firefox but not IE. If anyone can help, I have the same problems as Lucky Dog and have tried the same things, but the problem is in both IE and Firefox.

    http://www.david-farmer.com/blog

  19. luckydog
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have fixed my coding - yippee! For the longer posts I had started drafting in MS Word and then copied over to WP. Once I removed the font tags that it added in HTML, I was good to go.

    Thanks for everyone's help.

  20. afdenahy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I fixed this problem by:
    1. changing the status of the most recent post to Draft to determine if that post was the cause. It was.
    2. since this post was just a photo, I tried reducing its width. This did the trick.

    Now I need to look at the structure of the page layout, and the css to see if it can be made more robust.. ie. rogue post proof. The sidebar should not be influenced by the main content.

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