1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Specific Wordpress help - Length of Pages

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by tomapleaf, Jul 28, 2013.

Tags:
  1. tomapleaf

    tomapleaf Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Hi,

    I just downloaded a theme to use on my wordpress site (Healthcare 2.0 by SMThemese). I am trying to figure out how to change the default length of each page. For example, if I only have a few paragraphs on one page, I want the footer to begin right after the text or whatever is on that page. Currently the default is set to a specific length, so if I don't have a lot of content on a page, there is just a lot of white space between the end of the content and the beginning of the footer. Anyone know where I would edit this? Is there any way to make this dynamic so the footer just begins right after the content? Please help!

    Thanks so much.
    Tom.
     
  2. srb888

    srb888 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    3,260
    Likes Received:
    5,067
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    WebzSurfer
    Location:
    Sun, Mon, Tue, WTF, Sat!!! :)
    What do you mean by that statement? Where is that length set up? If at all, try removing that line of code and see the result.
    ----------


    Generally, the footer area begins dynamically, depending on the length of either the content area or the length of the sidebar area.

    Try reducing the items in the sidebar. If there are plenty of items in the sidebar, then the white-space in the content area will be bigger. The length of content in the content area or the sidebar area will determine where the footer area begins.

    In short:
    If the content size is bigger than the length of the total items in the sidebar, then the footer will begin after the content ends, else the footer will begin after the sidebar items are filled up (thus, you'll see a bigger white-space area between the content and footer).
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013
  3. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    3,585
    Occupation:
    Local SEOist
    Location:
    TEXAS (you have to yell, its the law.)
    Put images there.
     
  4. tomapleaf

    tomapleaf Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    See attached image.

    See how the end of content area (60 minute session - $55) doesnt automatically make the footer begin. Also, there is not a lot in the side bar that would make the content area keep going :( I am confused! footer issue.jpg
     
  5. srb888

    srb888 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    3,260
    Likes Received:
    5,067
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    WebzSurfer
    Location:
    Sun, Mon, Tue, WTF, Sat!!! :)
    Yeah, it concerns me too :). Anyway, if you trust someone, then allow him/her to check it for you.

    Or
    Use Firebug addon (for Firefox), and see why that white-space is there... (click on the 'small rectangle with an arrow' box (its tooltip says: click an element in the page to inspect) and then click on that white-space area, and check it out. It will take less than 5~10 minutes to install the addon, and to check it out.
     
  6. srb888

    srb888 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    3,260
    Likes Received:
    5,067
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    WebzSurfer
    Location:
    Sun, Mon, Tue, WTF, Sat!!! :)
    You may PM me the URL of your site, and I'll take a look. I don't need the log-in details... :)
     
  7. tomapleaf

    tomapleaf Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I'm actually building the site offline at the moment, and plan to bring it online once complete :( so that's not possible. I'm going to try the 'click on an element' thought and see if that works.
     
  8. srb888

    srb888 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    3,260
    Likes Received:
    5,067
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    WebzSurfer
    Location:
    Sun, Mon, Tue, WTF, Sat!!! :)
    I thought that the site wasn't online... I checked, and found only one site that has most of those words... exactly. lol

    Anyway, look for any <br /> lines at the bottom of the content, or if there is an empty Div with height mentioned, or any relative position mentioned, or empty <ul> below the visible content... also see if the container has a fixed height set to it...

    If so, remove those extra lines of code.
     
  9. tomapleaf

    tomapleaf Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Yeah I used another site just as a placeholder for my content, building the infrastructure first and then filling the content. And ok, I'll try that. If I cant get it to work, maybe ill wait until it's online and you can take a look at it?