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  • You have XHTML validation errors on both pages. Try fixing these and these. I think that will solve your problems.

    OK, but how can I fix them? I’m not a coder 😐

    Where did you get your theme?

    Also, as a sidenote, I’d suggest upgrading to WordPress 2.0.3, because the version you’re running (2.0.2), contains a security issue.

    the theme is from http://www.sapientone.org/wda/ i’ve emailed him and left comments saying it doesn’t work and hes helped me sort out two problems i had before with it, but i just dont know how to get the sidebar back to the side.

    i’ll upgrade now, thanks for telling me.

    Did you make any changes to the theme yourself? Because I see some discepancies between the code in that theme and what your site outputs.

    Also, if you’ve got plugins running, try disabling them and see if the validation error count goes down. It could be that some plugins don’t interact well with your theme.

    And while we’re on the subject of plugins, also take a look at the WordPress 2.0.3 Tuneup plugin.

    ahhhhhhh yess its the bloody static home page plugin, which I NEEED!

    any ideas?

    thanks for ur input so far!!

    EDIT: its not the static home page plugin, because on my single post page (www.jdoman.com/blog/journal/19 ) the menu is below as well..

    could it be a styling issue?

    Link to where you got the plugin?

    EDIT: The plugin is part of the problem. We’ve got to fix all your validation errors. Once we’ve tackled the one generated by that plugin, we’ll take on the rest.

    Weird, because that plugin doesn’t output or change any XHTML as far as I can tell, so it can’t be responsible for the layout issues.

    So what else could it be thats making it go wrong? 🙁

    This is what’s in the theme’s sidebar.php, as downloaded from the link you gave:
    <div id="sidebar">
    <ul>
    <li><a href="<?php echo get_settings('home'); ?>/">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="javascript:Effect.Combo('shelf', {duration: 0.5});" title="about">About</a></li>
    <li><a href="javascript:Effect.Combo('shelfsearch', {duration: 0.5});" title="search">Search</a></li>

    This is what your site outputs:
    <div id="sidebar">
    <ul>
    <h2>Menu</h2>
    <li class="page_item"><a href="http://jdoman.com/blog" title="Home">Home</a></li>
    <li class="page_item"><a href="http://jdoman.com/blog/about/" title="About">About</a></li>

    So there’s a discrepancy there (the added <h2> stuff).

    Could you please post the contents of your themes sidebar.php here, between backticks?

    <div id="sidebar">
    <ul>
    <h2>Menu</h2>
    <?php wp_list_pages('exclude=7,20&title_li=&sort_column=menu_order'); ?>
    <li><a href="javascript:Effect.Combo('shelf', {duration: 0.5});" title="Portfolio">Portfolio</a></li>
    <li><a href="javascript:Effect.Combo('shelfsearch', {duration: 0.5});" title="search">Search</a></li>
    <div id="shelfsearch" style="display: none;">
    <div id="shelfwrapsearch">
    <div id="shelfcontentsearch">

    <div>
    <form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('home'); ?>/">
    <div><input type="text" value="<?php echo wp_specialchars($s, 1); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
    <input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
    </div>
    </form>

    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div></li>

    <h2>JOURNAL</h2>
    <ul>

    <?php mdv_recent_posts(10, '<li>', '</li>', false, 0, true); ?>

    </ul>

    </div>

    sorry! i added the h2 menu and journal names, as well as the call for the recent posts plugin and a link to home.

    You forgot to but it between backticks. Now the forum is trying to render them.

    Backticks = A kind of apostoph like thingy, which on most keyboards can be found next tot the 1 key.

    there, sorry!

    Try replacing it with this:

    <div id="sidebar">
    <h2>Menu</h2>
    <ul>
    <?php wp_list_pages('exclude=7,20&title_li=&sort_column=menu_order'); ?>
    <li><a href="javascript:Effect.Combo('shelf', {duration: 0.5});" title="Portfolio">Portfolio</a></li>
    <li><a href="javascript:Effect.Combo('shelfsearch', {duration: 0.5});" title="search">Search</a></li>
    </ul>
    <div id="shelfsearch" style="display: none;">
    <div id="shelfwrapsearch">
    <div id="shelfcontentsearch">

    <div>
    <form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('home'); ?>/">
    <div><input type="text" value="<?php echo wp_specialchars($s, 1); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
    <input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
    </div>
    </form>

    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>

    <h2>JOURNAL</h2>
    <ul>
    <?php mdv_recent_posts(10, '<li>', '</li>', false, 0, true); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>

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