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  • Somewhere in your layout, you should be able to tell the sidebar that it should be 100%. I’m not quite sure where, because each theme is different…

    LOL…. I added that bit of CSS and the sidebar gained about 3 inches in length but it still doesn’t go to the bottom of the page.

    Any other suggestions?

    How about this, any clues for the same question as applies to the Classic WP theme? That might help both of us in finagling themes. At least it’s a starting point.

    Bill R.


    cause I’m still in need.


    No problem. Set up the image as a bg in the rap not the menu itself. That way it will run all the way down. Adjust header and footer to taste. Best Wishes.

    That did it.

    I’m using the “Benevolence” template. The CSS had both “wrapper” and “inside wrapper”. I placed the bg url in the “inside wrapper” and now it goes the distance.


    It depends on the theme. In the classic templates css file, theres a line under the #menu section, theres a line that reads;

    padding: 20px 0 10px 30px

    If you change it to;

    padding:20px 0 100% 30px;

    It goes almost to the bottom. It stops above the comment area and I haven’t figured out how to get it all the way to the bottom.

    Bill R.

    wp 1.5

    my layout is based on Kubrick, though heavily modified …

    under the #sidebar i’ve added:

    padding-bottom: 100%;

    and it does extend, but too far, and isn’t dynamic with the different pages … i’ve checked for other margins/padding/breaks, and there’s aren’t any stray ones that would make an impact …

    what could be the reason for the sidebar not dynamically adjusting 100% to the content?

    in IE: does not extend far enough
    in FF: extends too far

    Because the default does not use float positioning for the sidebar.

    Root: how might I go about making this work then?

    The templates I construct all use float positioning with clearer divs, and the option of faux columns which gives the color menu bg all the way down. That gives a robust performance across platform, a fully formed footer with no borkage, and of course it flexes regardless of length of content or menus. It is fair to say that the CSS positioning I use is very different from the default theme. I think it is also fair to say that changing one to the other is like changing horses into camels. 🙂 Once you get into your situation there is no quick fix available. We do what we do for very good reason. Its tried. Its tested. And it is used by just about every web standards designer on the planet (with a few exceptions 🙂 )

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