sidebar and footer in Firefox not in Internet Explorer (6 posts)

  1. projectjay
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WordPress newbie

    I cannot locate the error, why the sidebar and footer work in Firefox but not in IE 6. I have tried various themes, andreas04-10, audyasha-05, classic and default, but all show the same error.
    Any suggestions?

  2. drmike
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What's the error?

  3. Sivar
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Smells very much like a div-problem. W3C validation reveals several stuctural errors like missing close-tags for p, span, script, and div (of course).

    And wtf is all this...? "[...] \n\u003c/font\>\u003c/div\>\n\u003cdiv\>\u003cfont face\u003d\”Arial\” size\u003d\”2\”\> [...]"

    Edit: It's kind of a minor miracle that firefox manages to display your page correctly!

  4. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    \n\u003c/font\>\u003c/div\>\n\u003cdiv\>\u003cfont face\u003d\”Arial\” size\u003d\”2\

    thats caused by pasting directly from MSword into WordPress.

  5. projectjay
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What a mess. What do you think to a clean install of wordpress. Can I do this without touching the info already in the database?

    Edit: Now I have made the mess its time to read the manual!!

    thanks so much for your help.

  6. kristarella
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Reinstalling wordpress won't hurt your database, it also won't fix your problem if it's caused by unclosed elements (like paragraphs and divs) also if you have already created posts in Word and then pasted them into the rich text editor in WordPress then those messy styles will remain in your posts in the database.
    If you need to write your posts before putting them in wordpress, do them in a plain text editor, same goes for editing your template files.
    Validating should help as above, make sure everything is closed properly.

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