[resolved] sidebar (widgets) line spacing and bullets (7 posts)

  1. rolanddeschain
    Posted 9 years ago #


    I upgraded to 2.0.5 and installed widgets last night, and I've ironed out a bunch of widgets css issues, but I'm pulling my hair out at three seemingly simple things.

    a) I can't get rid of the bullets on the sidebar items
    b) For the life of me I can't get the search button on the same line as the entry box.
    c) I can't shrink the spacing between individual items; see the large gaps to see what I mean.

    Any help is *very* much appreciated, as I'm getting nowhere with this.

  2. spencerp
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Will something from this thread help maybe? Also, a thread from over here might help too! Good luck!


  3. rolanddeschain
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I trolled the forums before asking :) What I meant by "individual items" isn't actually the space between different widgets, but the space between items inside the widgets. My "recent posts" widget for example has huge spaces in between its five items.

  4. rolanddeschain
    Posted 9 years ago #

    *mandatory bump*

    Still looking for some help with this if anybody has the chance :)

  5. rolanddeschain
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To anybody interested, after a day off and a few more hours I found solutions to all three problems. Since they aren't anywhere else, I'll list them in case anybody has them in the future:

    a) I created the following entry in style.css:

    #sidebar li {
    list-style: none;

    b) In widgets.php under "function widget_search" I removed a break.

    c) Again in widgets.php, under "function widget_rss" I removed all instances of lists (ul and li), replacing them with a single break in the loop.

    No thanks at all to WordPress Support here - I followed the posting guidelines (checked prior posts, explained things in detail) and all I got in reply was a fast-fired general band-aid that only wasted my time and made out that I should have read the forums first. I did, and promptly got ignored after what obviously passed for support.

    Keep up the top work.

  6. Colosolo
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, somewhere within your solution I hope to be able to find a process resolve my problem. Which is the fact I want a bulleted list for an RSS feed in the sidebar rather than the mess it currently is.

  7. rolanddeschain
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Good to hear. :)

    At a guess I'd say you should check style.css for "#sidebar ul" etc etc, and setting your preferred bulleted list that way. That would apply to everything in the sidebar though, so it might be worth looking in widgets.php (in the above-mentioned spot that I fixed my problem) to set it that way. Good luck with it in any case.

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