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Discussion in 'Web Design' started by AMABE, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. AMABE

    AMABE Registered Member

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    My site was running fine and I decided to add a text widget to try some java coding. I didn't like the result and deleted the widget.The problem is that now my footer is merged with the left sidebar. I didn't make a backup as I never thought a widget would be enough to screw it up. I've gone through the style.css file but I haven't found anything that may look suspicious. Is there any way to find what went wrong?. I have no clue what could have gone wrong.
     
  2. scorcher

    scorcher Newbie

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    Normally deleting a widget can't screw it up so hard, it must be something else. Try adding that widget again, see if it fixes.

    Drop me a PM with the link, I can take a look for you.
     
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  3. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    This may or may not work, but try clearing your browser cache (CTRL F5), it works wonders sometimes.
     
  4. dragonnet

    dragonnet Registered Member

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    Sounds like divider zone between footer and sidebar section has been removed in the process of widget removal.Commonly coded as <div class="clear"></div> this section is used to separate floating objects, once deleted there is nothing separating those 2 sections (sidebar-footer,in your case)..so they merge or interfere etc

    Fix:
    While browsing your site go to Code Inspector (F12 shortcut) >> hover SIDEBAR SECTION code in bottom code browser >> right-click >> Edit as HTML >> Add this code: <div style="clear:both;"></div> after SIDEBAR SECTION closing div/section..see if that helps

    Post your website source code somewhere so we can debug..You can delete your content,keywords from your source if u dont wanna reveal that..
     
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  5. watermelon12

    watermelon12 Newbie

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    Were you actually editing the theme files, or did you do it through a plugin? I would suggest downloading the original theme again and comparing the files that you changes to the originals
     
  6. AMABE

    AMABE Registered Member

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    I made a localhost copy of my site and I reverted back to the previous theme version but it remains the same....
     
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  7. AMABE

    AMABE Registered Member

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    Problem solved. Some bad javascript code inside a text widget was causing the mess.