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  • Resolved swolguy


    I’ve been trying to troubleshoot this and can’t get anything figured out. I moved a WP blog from one server to another and it seems to be working fine in IE 7 and 8. I check the newly moved blog in FireFox 3.5 and there is some huge white space that just appeared out of nowhere. The only difference in the before and after is that I moved to WP 3.1 on the new server.

    Here is the old page: (using WP 3.0)
    Here is the new page: (using WP 3.1)

    I thought the newly added admin bar was the problem but it doesn’t seem to change if I disable it. On this page I’m using a modified Thematic .9.6 theme with a child theme applied.

    Can anyone help, I seriously confused about what is creating this white space.

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  • Hi

    You have two areas whose CSS is set to visibility: hidden
    That setting hides the display of those elements. However it retains the space the hidden elements would display in. you need to change them to
    display: none which hides the elements and releases their space.

    The two CSS sections to change are

    #access {
        visibility: hidden; --> change to   display: none;
        z-index: 1;

    on line 72 in style.css

    and the same on line 68 in style.css

    #branding {
        visibility: hidden;
        z-index: 1;

    As long as you apply the change to the child theme you will be OK as far as future upgrades.

    That was it! Thanks so much. I have no idea why this only happened after the 3.1 upgrade. Seriously, thanks for the help!

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