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Sidebar shifts down in both FF and IE

  • I have been using wordpress 2.0.2 for weeks and had no problems with the templates, but recently, the sidebars in half the templates I tried shifted right to the bottom of the page, and even the wordpress default theme doesn’t work properly. What could be the reason for this?

    I didn’t modify this template at all, and the main body background seems to have disappeared. I did modify my K2 template, which worked fine a few weeks ago, but the same problem happened recently, so I deleted it.

    Please see pictures here.

    Sidebar gone
    http://static.flickr.com/40/117500399_69c6df9c0b.jpg

    Sidebar shifted to the bottom
    http://static.flickr.com/47/117500400_97d5c05841.jpg

    Help!!

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  • it certainly helps if people that post these sorts of questions provided links to the actual pages rather than images.

    What can anyone glean from an image??? And what is with the recent spate of posting images rather than providing links anyway..It seriously makes me wonder what people have to hide that they dont provide links, thats for damn sure.

    I’ve not seen this happen in Firefox, but in IE it’s not unusual for an image in a post to spill over the edge of the content column and force the sidebar down the page. It’s happened to me a few times.

    It would be easier to help with if we could see it, but http://finickyfeline.net/blog is inaccessible (I got out the magnifying glass…)

    as did i.. you beat me to the punch.

    Use the w3c’s validator… theres my advice.

    My blog is password protected, and that’s why I posted up the images, hoping someone could roughly tell me what the problem seems to be and I could fix it.

    Thanks anyway. 🙂

    From what I could see, which isn’t much at all..it might be that you’re missing a closing </div> some where..”maybe”? Or sometimes it could be a long invisible link, some imagery maybe be too wide or something of that nature..

    As for the closing </div> check your sidebar.php file, or maybe your index.php file…or footer.php file..it’s possible it’s in one of those..

    spencerp

    Also could be some margins or paddings off a little bit too maybe..just throwing out some ideas, because I don’t have access to your site…yah know lol!

    I just removed my blog password, out of desperation to get this fixed.

    http://www.finickyfeline.net/blog

    Should have done that earlier, sorry!!

    Whoah! 16 validation errors and most are div related..

    spencerp

    Oh man, and I didn’t do anything to that template at all.

    Ok, i’m kind of code retarded, so is there an easy solution for this? Like re-installing some bits?

    If you haven’t messed with the template, have you maybe perhaps added some of div’s to the posts? I’d start by checking through all your posts once..if you have the Rich Text Editor on, and you can see the little buttons above the post box, there should be a button one for HTML, it’s to the left of the big White N Blueish ?, click the HTML one once…and check through the posts…remove all the div’s tags and such..

    If need be, I have that same theme, with alot of fixes to it as well.. You can download here.

    Demo here:
    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/kubrickfixed/

    But that’s just something extra, I’m thinking it’s with the posts maybe.. =/ ALSO, when or if you decide to upload those fixed files, you just upload ONLY the files and images from inside that KubrickFixed folder..

    spencerp

    Oh yes, that could be it! I have had a lot of problems with the rich text editor of late.

    Thanks for your help Spencerp!! 🙂

    No problem! =) Just keep posting here though if, or, you’re still having problems …dang, my typing sucks tonight lol!

    spencerp

    Gotta keep editing my replies..sheesh! Sloww! Down spencer, take it easy haha..

    It’s fixed, it’s fixed!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy! 😀

    The div tags come up when i align the text using the rich text editor.

    Hurrayyyyyyyyyy!

    Haha.. =D Glad to hear that! Now if only I had some vodka or beer to celebrate with…. LoL

    spencerp

    I have the same poblem.Have edited all posts and inspected all </div> to validate they are appropriate.

    My site is at: http://theideachair.com/blog/wordpress

    I still cannot see where I have gone wrong.

    Here is my sidebar file:
    <div class=”sidebar”>

    </div>

    My site is at: http://theideachair.com/blog/wordpress

    My site: http://theideachair.com/blog/wordpress

    Here is the Main Index Template:
    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <div class=”ncol”><!– Begin of the narrow column –>
    <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <div class=”post”><!– Post Div–>
    <h2 id=”post-<?php the_ID(); ?>”>
    ” rel=”bookmark”><?php the_title(); ?>
    </h2>
    <div class=”entry”>
    <?php the_content(__(‘(more…)‘)); ?>
    </div>
    <p class=”postmetadata”><!– Here goes the metadata of your post–>
    <?php edit_post_link(‘#’,”,’| ‘); ?>” rel=”bookmark”><?php the_time(‘m/d/y’) ?> | <?php the_category(‘ – ‘) ?> | “>Trackback | <?php comments_popup_link(‘No Comments »’, ‘1 Comment »’, ‘% Comments »’); ?><br/><?php link_pages(‘Pages: ‘, ”, ‘number’); ?>

    <!–<?php trackback_rdf(); ?>–>
    </div><!– End of post div–>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <div class=”navigation”>
    <div class=”al”><?php posts_nav_link(”,”,’« Previous Entries’) ?></div>
    <div class=”ar”><?php posts_nav_link(”,’Next Entries »’,”) ?></div>
    </div>
    <?php else : ?>
    <h2>Error 404 – Not Found</h2>
    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . “/searchform.php”); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
    </div><!– This closes the narrow column div, leave it where it is! do NOT place it before the php endif –>

    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    —————-
    My site: http://theideachair.com/blog/wordpress

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