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Why am I getting a bullet in the sidebar?

  • I am new to WP and love it. But I can’t work something out. I always get a bullet in my sidebar on one headline, presumably because that particular headline is seen as a list. But I can’t see why this is happening, or prevent it. Can anyone advise please? The site is http://www.save-wye.org and the sidebar headline is ‘Site favourites’. The bullet is next to the text in Safari but in the main body in Firefox. I am baffled – I thought I’d just amended the sidebar code the theme, Connections, came with. This is now…
    <?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=<h2>’ .__(‘Site favourites’) . ‘</h2>’ ); ?>

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  • Search your css file (style.css) for li declarations, and make sure they include this line: list-style:none; If some don’t, add it in, assuming you never want bullets.

    Thanks for your help. I inserted those things into the style.css as suggested but the problem is still there. I also tried going back to the original template as downloaded and that generates the same problem and the validation message
    Error Line 181, column 21: document type does not allow element “li” here; missing one of “ul”, “ol”, “menu”, “dir” start-tag .
    <li class=”pagenav”><h2>Pages</h2>

      <li class=”page_item”><a href=”http://sa

    Perhaps it’s a problem with the template. I can’t see where the li class pagenav is coming from – it doesn’t seem to be in any of the template files I can find.

    I thought I’d look around for an alternative theme that might fix this. I found this one, Fastrack – and it has the same problem, a list bullet on the Pages line in the sidebar. Is this because I am using Safari and Firefox? It’s an entirely different theme.


    I was having the same problem with the FastTrack theme and traced it to the way its sidebar.php outputs the heading and list for pages:

    1. Open sidebar.php
    2. Find:

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>' . __('Pages') . '</h2>' ); ?>

    3. Replace with

    <ul><?php wp_list_pages('title_li=' ); ?></ul>

    A couple of months overdue, but hope this helps you out.

    Thanks for the info. In fact I moved to the K2 theme which is a lot easier for me to handle (though I’m sure I’ve broken it in no end of ways).



    Wow, I was having exactly the same problem on my site, and that fix mejane posted did the trick. Thanks!!!

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