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[resolved] Sidebar only on subpage (6 posts)

  1. myotherbody
    Member
    Posted 8 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
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have a link we could use to see?

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

  3. myotherbody
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Here's the link:

    http://sunspotpress.com/blog1/

    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
    Member
    Posted 8 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
    Member
    Posted 8 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.

    -d

  6. myotherbody
    Member
    Posted 8 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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