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  • I am under a deadline and really need this fixed ASAP. Any help would be much appreciated!

    I was editing my PHP files to add another widget to my theme and I had some code errors which caused my theme to break. I visited my source files in FileZilla, fixed the error, and the site came back working fine EXCEPT my sidebar has relocated below my content.

    I have literally tried everything to fix this. I have tried adding a new sidebar to override the old one. No luck. I have reviewed and reviewed every PHP file and the style sheet for any code that looks out of place. I have tried forums and self-troubleshooting and I cannot find an answer.

    I understand that I have an extra </section> above the #nav-sidebar line and that this may be contributing to the sidebar issue. However, in google chrome’s Inspect Element I deleted this extra </section> and my content disappeared. I don’t think this is the answer. My wrapper, container and sidebar sizes didn’t change between the before break-down of my theme and now.

    I am out of ideas. Please, please help me figure this out!

    Thank you,


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  • Inspect Element is not a good tool to see where you are missing tags as Chrome automatically tries to fix broken HTML. You have to delete the extra closing section tag in the source in order to fix this, you can’t do it in Inspect Element. Try using something like this to see a nice clean format of your markup. Good tabbing and clean code will help you see where you are missing tags, or a good text editor like Notepad++.

    Thank you for the input. I may sound like I have a clue as to what I’m doing, but I have no idea. I don’t even know where to find my whole code TO edit. I need someone to give me step by step instructions as to where the error is, how to get to it and what to do once I get there. I will look into Notepad++. Thank you.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Don’t multipost. Dupe: Your answer is in that thread.

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