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  • I have recently converted from blogger to WP and really enjoy the options. I have a couple of problems which seem to be common, but the common answers do not address my problems.

    The fallen sidebar on some themes happen on ie<7, ie7 and FF.
    Currently i have the first post gap.

    When I run validation on my page I of course get any number of errors depending on the theme, but these errors are not locateable.

    http://www.vampnews.com

    All these posts seem to assume a certain degree of knowledge and while I am not new to coding, I am new to CSS and XHTML.

    If you would humor me on the first error (also the first post):

    Error Line 104 column 517: end tag for element “p” which is not open.

    …un unlocking the secrets of Buffy!</p>

    The Validator found an end tag for the above element…

    If I look at the code of the post or the post itself within the database there is no broken <p> tag. Editing the post yields no tags, while the database has a “/r/n” in this location.

    How do you fix these validation errors and will this solve the space or the fallen sidebar?

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  • This is copied and pasted straight from Source View on your Buffy Post:

    Original HTML
    <div class=”storycontent”>
    <div style=”clear: both”>For all lovers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a website has come around that helps explain the strange and unusual. <a href = "http://www.buffyguide.com/">This Buffy Guide</a> is an informative website that walks through all episodes of Buffy as well as provides a schedule of current listings for when she might appear on TV. If there is a specific item or tidbit you are searching for, this website has an extensive search capability. Have fun unlocking the secrets of Buffy!</p>
    <div style=”clear: both; padding-bottom: 0.25em” /></div>
    </div>

    See the end </p>? That’s what they’re talking about.

    Also, you have an unclosed hyperlink here:
    <div id=”footer”>VampNews.com Copyright 2006</a></div>

    This is nuts, when I edit the post I see this:

    <div style=”clear: both”>For all lovers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a website has come around that helps explain the strange and unusual. This Buffy Guide is an informative website that walks through all episodes of Buffy as well as provides a schedule of current listings for when she might appear on TV. If there is a specific item or tidbit you are searching for, this website has an extensive search capability. Have fun unlocking the secrets of Buffy!
    <p> </p>
    <div style=”clear: both; padding-bottom: 0.25em” /></div>

    There is a FLASH of a coded view when I edit the post and I can see the </p> but it goes to the WYSIWYG editor before I can edit.

    Updated:
    I see that you, like the editor is pulling from the source code for that page. But where the source is coming from is the question. The <pat> tag is not in the database and as I said earlier, I can edit the post through the WP interface.

    The best suggestion is to turn off the WYSIWYG editor – personally I’ve never used it, but I’m comfortable with HTML. Then you can manually edit the tags.

    If you feel you need a WYSIWYG editor, I’d suggest XinHa for WordPress. While it’s a sizeable plugin, it is much more reliable than the TinyMCE built in to WordPress.

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