[resolved] Blog home page sidebar moves to under posts (5 posts)

  1. lkretchman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This seems to be specific to the Delicate theme, but on my Blog default page and an occasional post page, the right sidebar relocates to under the post area. I thought it might be on longer post titles (that wrap), but the main blog page is doing it too (even if I edit down the post titles, or remove the long titled post).

    The Blog page is using the Main sidebar with recent posts widget. Here is the main blog page, where the sidebar relocates:

    On the second page of blog posts, the sidebar is fine:

    But on a month with a long title, the sidebar is moved again:

    Is there any way to correct this issue? I'd love to have all the posts easily navigable.

    Thanks if anyone can help with this.


  2. vanerven
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same problem happen with me today. I would be a lot thankful if this problem could be solve

  3. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #


    please start your own topic and post a link to your site.

  4. vanerven
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @lkretchman , I think it was a coincidence our Delicate theme have the same problem in the same day. I have just solved the problem reading this article http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/layout-issues/#sidebar One of my posts had an error in the code. I fixed and everything is working well now

  5. lkretchman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you vanerven - that solved my problem as well! I had imported my posts from blogger, and they have <div> tags that were automatically added from the original blog. After removing the offending tag on that particular post, the sidebar found its way home. I had assumed it was Delicate specific as the Twenty Eleven theme did not have the display problem.

    Good find, and I appreciate your help!

    For anyone else having this issue - here is the text that vanerven found that helped:


    If your sidebar has mysteriously relocated to the bottom of your front page this most likely means that there is some extra HTML code in one of your posts breaking the layout.

    This extra code is normally added when any content is pasted from another web page, source, or program. The most common culprits are Microsoft Word and Open Office, which will both add extra HTML tags to any pasted content. Here is an efficient way to diagnose for the issue:

    Go to Settings -> Reading in your blog’s dashboard and temporarily change the Blog pages: show at most option to 1.

    Visit the front page of your blog.

    Use the next/previous links (at the bottom of the pages) to navigate backwards through your posts. If every post has the sidebar issue, this most likely means that it is caused by something in your sidebar (any text widgets you may be using which include HTML code). If only some posts suffer from the problem, it is most likely caused by the content in those particular posts.

    Once you narrow it down to a post, go to Posts -> All Posts and click on the post you want to edit. Click on the Text tab of your editing window and look for any extra HTML tags. The most common tags known to cause the problem are <div> tags:

    Remove all <div> tags from the post content.

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