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  • My blog has ads on the right sidebar. They show up perfectly when using Firefox, however if you open in IE the ads are shoved down and cannot be seen unless you scroll all the day down.

    I do not know why this is, especially since firefox shows them perfectly.

    Can someone PLEASE help me figure this out? 62% of my visitors use IE so if they don’t see the ads & widgets, I’m losing out.

    I would be extremely grateful for any help,

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  • Don’t know if this is the problem, but…I use IE7 at home, but IE6 (and a lower screen resolution) at work.

    My sidebars showed up fine on my home comp. w/ IE7, but the sidebars wrapped to the bottom of the content at work.

    The problem was that the content of one of my sidebar widgets was increasing the width of a sidebar div, and this caused the whole bar to wrap below.

    So you might try adjusting your sidebar witdths. Just an idea.

    Thanks so much for your reply !!!!

    I just checked my site using my husbands computer, in IE, and it looks fine. I wonder why mine looks odd…. and I’m wondering if it looks differently on other computers as well?

    I’ve used the IE tab on Firefox (add-on plugin) and IE 7. I don’t see a problem from where I am sitting.

    I’m on my work computer, using IE6 at 1024×768 screen resolution, and the sidebar is stuck below the content when I view your webpage.

    Now I’m really confused…. I guess it all depends on the viewers screen resolution then? Whether or not the sidebar is on the right, or pushed below the content?

    I have no idea what is causing this to vary on different computers, and no idea how to fix it…

    Pretty confusing to me, as well. Can you try forcing your sidebar width to something a bit smaller, and I can test it again for you?

    I’m not even sure that’s the issue, but it could be a sidebar width that’s just a bit too wide for IE6 @ 1024×768, for whatever reason.

    I will have to figure out how to change the sidebar width… would not even know where to start.

    I’ll try and let you know — I REALLY appreciate all the help you’ve given – thank you!!

    I cannot believe it, I actually think I fixed it.

    I reduced the width as you said and tried it in my IE (6.0), it worked great. Hope this does it ?!?!

    THANKS again, have a great weekend !

    Glad you hopefully got it worked out. Funny thing, though. This weekend I tried my own website out on my girlfriends old laptop. It’s running IE6, I think, but for some reason my right sidebar just disappeared. As far as I can tell, same browser version and resolution as my work computer. Oh well.

    how i reduce the width for the sidebar?

    In your theme’s directory there should be a style.css file. You’ll need to search through that for the section that styles your sidebar(s). It should hopefully be fairly apparent.

    Here’s how mine looks:

    .sidebar_left {
    float: left;
    width: 150px;
    margin: 0 0 10px 0;

    .sidebar_right {
    float: right;
    width: 150px;
    margin: 0 0 10px 0;

    You would then adjust the width for each sidebar. Don’t make it drastic. View the page after each adjustment to determine if it’s viewing correctly and not screwing up the layout of the contents of the sidebars.

    Good luck.

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