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[resolved] Sidebar error in forums page (6 posts)

  1. Bornholmeren
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello

    I am testing Frisco Theme and it looks fine in other pages, but in forums page it does not. It is displayed below the forums. What can I do to correct this?

    http://stenby.net/forums

    It is a beautiful theme and I would like to use it on bornholmeren.net.

    Bornholmeren

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/frisco-for-buddypress/

  2. David Carson
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Bornholmeren.

    I think there is a minor CSS width/alignment issue with some versions of Internet Explorer.

    This will be fixed in next version of the theme that will come out shortly after BuddyPress 1.6 is released.

    Or, here's a thread with some insight.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/theme-frisco-for-buddypress-sidebar-and-main-column-looking-awkward

  3. David Carson
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I looked into this more. There is actually a validation/HTML issue with a form vs. div opening and closing in the template and this is causing weird alignment for that sidebar when viewing forums directory for IE 8/9. The forums directory page in bp-default (and Frisco child theme) has a form that wraps a bunch of content - that form is not on other pages so it only appears on that particular page.

    Forcing IE to use compatibility mode may fix it. Or this will be updated/fixed in next version of the theme.

  4. Bornholmeren
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello David

    Thanks for the answer.

    Forcing IE to use compatibility mode works, but people looking at the website would not know to do just that.

    Just downloaded Mozilla Firefox and the theme looks very nice in Mozilla. Wish more people would skip IE and use a newer browser. I use IE because I want to see the site as most other people see it.

    Looking forward to the next version of your theme :)

  5. David Carson
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Forcing IE to use compatibility mode works, but people looking at the website would not know to do just that.

    I was referring to the meta tags you can add to the <head> and force compatibility mode.

    http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2010/01/19/internet-explorer-8-document-and-browser-modes/

    But, if you're up for it, you can fix this now yourself by going to your /forums/index.php file in the Frisco theme and making a couple small changes.

    https://github.com/davidtcarson/frisco/commit/24dcf5b59b16e12a0521c4da0a389ded1f01d265

    Your line numbers might be different because that commit is for the next version of the theme, but the change you'd need to make is similar. Move the form#forums-directory-form down to be within the div#main-column. And convert the line that had the form#forums-directory-form into a regular div with class .dir-form. Finally, add a closing </div>just inside the closing </div> for .padder.

  6. Bornholmeren
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello David

    Even without knowledge of PHP I could follow your instruction. The page looks fine now.

    Thank you very much.

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