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    I am trying to center a line of html code (for a blogads ad) in my Twenty Eleven theme. I have been consulting the forums on this topic over the past 2 days but nothing has worked.

    Specifically, I have tried sandwiching the code with <div align=center></div>, and <div style=”text-align: center;”></div>, and I have also tried creating a class in my CSS for centering text, using .alignCenter {margin: 0 auto;} and then sandwiching my code with the new class (again using <div…></div>. Nothing has worked. Most often the ad gets placed behind the foreground frame of my blog and way off to the right.

    I have a class in my CSS that seems to be meant for centering things but sandwiching my code with this class (again using div) doesn’t work either. Here’s the CSS code:
    .aligncenter {
    clear: both;
    display: block;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;

    Totally lost here, any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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  • Can you post a link to your page where this is? It’s impossible to help with CSS issues without seeing it live.

    Or try using a browser tool such as Firebug to see what’s going on with the CSS.

    Thanks for your response. The site is here:

    The content I’m trying to center is just beneath the main header.

    I can help you with that, but looks like you don’t have a child theme – which means that any changes you’ve made to theme files are going to be overwritten when WP is updated. Have you been modifying files?

    Well, the only modification I’ve made was to add this code for the ad space. I didn’t think I would need to create a child theme unless I was modifying the structure of the theme itself. Am I wrong about this?

    Yes, any changes you make to any theme files will generally be overwritten, so it’s really best to use a Child Theme. You can, of course, keep a copy of your files and then redo the changes, but that’s less than ideal. For CSS changes, you can also use a custom CSS plugin such as JetPack instead of a Child Theme, but for the ad, yes, a child theme would be the best approach.

    O.k., good to know. Thank you. I’m now running a twenty eleven child theme. Now, how can I center that ad?

    Excellent – Child Themes make us so happy around here :). So see if adding this to the new style.css file does it:

    div#adspot_935376471.adspot {
       margin: 0 auto;

    It worked! And looks great!! Thank you so much, you’re a life-saver.


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