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  • because your post page is coded in wrong way its include a div twice

    <div id="content">
    <!-- end header -->
    
    	<div id="content" class="widecolumn">

    Remove one div#content to fix the issues

    Thank you, Pankaj. Can you tell me the name of the file I’m supposed to edit, and which folder it’s in?

    single.php in theme

    Thank you so much! It worked!

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

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    Forum moderator

    Make sure you’re aware that if you update your theme, any changes made to the theme’s original files will erase. You should ideally use a Child Theme or Custom CSS plugin.

    Sorry, Andrew–that went over my head a bit. I’m not really a techie guy (mainly an artist/writer/composer), so I really struggle with any kind of coding-related stuff. I put together my site with Dreamweaver and a lot of google searches for helpful tips, but I’m mainly a WYSIWYG person.

    So you’re saying I shouldn’t change the original theme file?

    This is what I did: I went to this local directory:
    blah blah blah….wordpress\wp-content\themes\classic

    And I edited the single.php file by deleting this:
    <div id=”content” class=”widecolumn”>

    I then saved this edited version over the remote version on the FTP server.

    Was that a bad way to do it? But it worked, since the individual entries on their own page no longer have that spacing.

    If that was the wrong way to do it, can you explain how using a Child Theme or Custom CSS plugin is better? Thanks.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    Changes to a theme’s original files will erase once the theme updates as the updated files will simply overwrite each file.

    Modifications to themes are still possible without the risk of being erased via update; you need to use a Child Theme or Custom Style plugin.

    You can achieve CSS-only changes using a Custom CSS plugin, which is far easier than a Child Theme. You need only activate it (using the instructions given by the plugin) and you’re given an allocated area to enter your CSS.

    You can achieve CSS changes and nearly every other modification using a Child Theme. You should seek guidance from http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes .

    I’m confused. (Sorry Andrew, you’re dealing with a non-techie guy).

    When I looked at the last modified date of the classic theme’s single.php, it was from 2010 (this is before I edited and saved the file), so that means it’s been a long time since it was overwritten, but I’ve been keeping up with the WordPress updates, and I’m always running the latest version (I use the automatic update option).

    If updating WordPress to the latest version will overwrite the single.php file, wouldn’t the time-stamp on it be a lot newer than 2010?

    Maybe because I have purposely avoided updating the classic theme, due to having customized it and not wanting to lose my customization, that I don’t have to worry about erasing any changes I made? So as long as I don’t update the classic theme, I should be okay?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    So as long as I don’t update the classic theme, I should be okay?

    yes

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