Support » Theme: Twenty Fourteen » Some Widget Links Not Working twenty fourteen – iPad iOS 7.1

  • (moving this, again, at request of moderator – thanks)

    I’ve been scratching my head over this one. There have been a number of forum posts from others seeing this sort of problem, but no satisfactory solutions that I’ve found. The issue is a little hard to pin down, so I’m not sure it has been properly defined yet. I think I now have a handle on the problem.

    For the site:

    On iPads with current software (iOS 7.1 and the release just before that), links in the righthand widget column do not function if, and only if:

    1. the page on which they appear is a Page rather than a Post

    2. they fall (appear) above the bottom (linearly speaking) of the page’s main content. So on the front page, on my iPad, the first 9 teaser links appear to the right of content and are inactive, while the 10th falls below the line of the bottom of the page content is works fine.

    The problem does not occur on my iPad running iOS 5.1.1.

    iPhones: Since the content does not align in the same way for an iPhone (i.e., the links are not physically to the right of the page’s main content) the problem does not come up.

    — Changing from my child theme back to base twentyfourteen makes no difference.

    — Deactivating Jetpack makes no difference

    — Whether the links are in Recent Posts Extended or some other widget makes no difference
– Deactivating Mailchimp (the only plugin returning an error on a validation site) makes no difference.

    I should say that this may be an easy or obvious problem. I don’t know what I’m doing, generally speaking. I make a few styling changes for text but otherwise use stuff off the shelf. If there’s a way to run iOS 7 validation I don’t know how to do it. So don’t be shy about telling me what I’m missing, even if what we prove is that I’m being dumb.

    Thanks for any help.

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  • Count me in on this one.

    On the site the content sidebar (the one on the right) doesn’t work if the screen is narrow (in the css i think this means the “min-width: 673px” set is active).

    It seems like the main content has a wide right margin that gets “overlaps above” the widgets in the sidebar. Hard to fix.

    I get the above bad behavior in Chrome (beta) but not in Firefox.

    I have this problem on JUST the homepage. All other pages work fine.

    And I’ve tested it on my HTC One Android mobile and it’s fine.

    I noticed that the website seems to be working fine now. Does that mean that you’ve found a resolution?

    I am also having this issue. Homepage links in the sidebar don’t open on the ipad but work on desktop and iPhone. Links on the other pages work on all devices.

    Should I start a new thread or can I piggyback on this one?

    Site is

    Thank you

    I am bumping this up because I haven’t been able to resolve the problem. Should I consider using a different theme? We hope to take the site live later this week but need the links to work on iPad



    I moved some widgets around in the sidebar and the issue appears to be resolved. I’d like to know why it happened but at this point I just need the links to work.

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