[resolved] Sidebar only on subpage (6 posts)

  1. myotherbody
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I see a lot of questions about sidebars, but I haven't seen mine...

    I'm just getting up and running and my sidebar doesn't appear on the home page or the other top-level page. It does appear on the one subpage I have.

    Any suggestions would be most helpful.

  2. Chris_K
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Have a link we could use to see?

    Is the sidebar way down at the bottom of the front page?

  3. myotherbody
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Here's the link:


    If you go to the "Who I am in Publishing" page, you'll see the sidebar. It's nowhere on the front page.

    While I was working on the pages yesterday, I could see the sidebar on the front page in WordPress, but today I can't.

  4. Chris_K
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'd look closely at the theme files and in areas that you may have been editing. I notice that the ONLY page that has a sidebar -or- footer is "Who am I in Publishing". No other pages do. Without seeing all your theme files, I'd have to guess that maybe there's an extra <div> or </div> floating around?

  5. davidchait
    Posted 10 years ago #

    look at your page SOURCE from the browser: the sidebar is there. any time you see a page 'cut off' like yours, assume there's something unclosed in the html. Maybe in the page content, if you have the weird WP tag matching feature disabled.


  6. myotherbody
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Fixed! I wish I could report exactly what the problem was, but suspecting the HTML, and not knowing a whole heck of a lot (yet) about markup, include statements, you name it... I went ahead and tried a fix first.

    In the editing window, there were blank lines I hadn't noticed at the bottom of text I had copied and pasted in. Removed the blank lines and all was well.

    Am determined to learn how everything works now; I hate trial and error.

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