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Sidebar Drops Down in Every Theme (15 posts)

  1. johnta17
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    http://www.johnta.com/

    It only drops down on the first page, previous entry pages, it does not drop down.

    This happens on any them. I've resorted back to basic kubrick and it does this. Please help.

    checked against here too.

    http://wpthemepark.com/2006/10/13/sidebar-drops-down.html

  2. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnta.com%2F

    failed validation with 17 errors. you should maybe fix those first and then ask for help if it's still broken.

  3. overlander
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have the same problem, I found that the categories and shopping cart widgets cause a problem with my sidebar in IE, that cause the sidebar to display below the page entries....but only in IE.

    I have tried adjusting the width of my theme settings in style.css but that hasnt solved the problem

    I did the validator test, I got 24 errors, so do I have to go into the html of each of those errors and make changes?

  4. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    oops

  5. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    overlander: usually the problems in IE are related to contents being wider than their containers -- which *may* be your problem.

    But yes, you should go into your php files and try to sort out the validation problems. Often you'll find that one error is causing all the rest, so it's often not that bad.

  6. johnta17
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello Haecceity,

    Which PHP files do you go into if the problem persist on every theme you try, even the kubrick defaulted one?

    I've got my validation problems down from 17 to 8. Thanks for your help ahead of time.

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You shouldn't put a 190px wide pic in a 160px wide sidebar! Ever.

    And it was posted above:

    usually the problems in IE are related to contents being wider than their containers -- which *may* be your problem.

  8. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you do have a 190px image in your sidebar then this would affect any theme you use. Resizing the image would sort out that problem if you allow for the padding inside the sidebar and and margins/padding around the image -- in other words the picture would have to be somewhat less than 160px or whatever width the sidebar is.

  9. splitvan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    float-left; always the same:d

  10. overlander
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks guys, do i make size readjustments in the style.css?

  11. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    no, you resize the image using an image editor on your own computer - then you upload the new image.

  12. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you don't have an image editor you can put height="x" and width="y" within the <img src="whatever" alt="something" /> tag, thusly:

    <img src="whatever.jpg" alt="something" height="x" and width="y"/>

    Obviously chose values for x and y that are proportional to the original. It isn't generally a great idea to resize images this way because they'll load than if they were the proper size to begin with, but that's not too important with such a minor resizing task.

  13. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Haecceity,

    what you suggested does not produce consistent results across all browsers.
    Resizing the image the proper way is the recommended solution.

    Free image editors are a plenty. Shit, you can even do it online:

    http://www.creatingonline.com/image_editing/

  14. overlander
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i have no image? the category and shopping cart seem to cause the probelm with my site in IE

  15. acfs1982
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @moshu
    @whooami

    Is there a plugin that will automatically resize a photo if its width is bigger than the post width?

    I mean, in free wordpress accounts (for example mine, http://cebuheritage.wordpress.com), images that are wider than the sidebar or main post area are automatically resized or wrapped..

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