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Old Jun 2, 2009, 10:36 AM
reallylost
 
16 posts · May 2009
Hello again,

I am going to make a second donation considering that I am asking question several times daily -- But, I changed the background of the widgets in the sidebars to bright yellow, just to see where the margins are, since the widgets seemed a bit bizarre. Well, the yellow background shows that the margins or widget containers are irregular, the category widget overlaps over other stuff, etc. Would you mind having a look and tell me what I am doing wrong?

www.table.chihiro.fr/wordpress

Basically, what I would like to do is display Recipes on the left sidebar, and Books on the right. The right sidebar is OK so far with the books and their links. I couldn't find out how to display Pages with excerpts and images on the left sidebar, so put lots of text widget linked to each page instead. It's somewhat tedious, but OK if there is no easy way to display page excerpts and images on the left sidebar, with links to the full page pages.

But the left sidebar links in the text widgets are acting strangely (e.g. hovering over a text title sometimes leaves the underline for link, sometimes doesn't).

I hope I am making myself clear...

Many thanks.
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Old Jun 2, 2009, 05:07 PM
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22,374 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
In regards to the images and category being in the same yellow box, it looks like you may have uncovered a 'undocumented feature' (sometimes known as a bug). they should be in their own boxes seperated by some space. I've narrowed the problem down and asked Flynn to look at some code. Hopefully I have an answer tomorrow for you.
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Old Jun 2, 2009, 06:49 PM
reallylost
 
16 posts · May 2009
Thanks. I must be getting better at this if I am uncovering unknown bugs...

How about the main issue, which is how to display page excerpts and images on the sidebar? I had a look at the BFA recent comments widget, as you suggested, but it doesn't seem to be quite what I am looking for, since what I want to show in the left sidebar are Pages excerpts and image linked to the full page. Just like a post in the center, except that these would be pages displayed in the left sidebar, instead of posts displayed in the center.

Or, alternatively, is it possible to display posts (excerpts and image with link to full page) from category A in the left sidebar, posts from category B in the center, and posts from category C on the right sidebar? Come to think of it that would be ideal for me.

Last edited by reallylost; Jun 2, 2009 at 07:00 PM. Reason: forgot most important thing
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Old Jun 4, 2009, 06:36 AM
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22,374 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
Ok, no bug, problem with your text widget coding

1) remove the <HTML>, <BODY>, </HTML> and </BODY> from all your texxt widget code.

2) in your <IMG SRC=... you have 'class="alignleft' change this to 'class="clearfix'

and see how that works
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Old Jun 4, 2009, 07:51 AM
wmoura
 
7 posts · Jun 2009
reallylost and juggledad,

I've noticed that it seems to be the same problem I've reported yesterday on http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=1897

When I look at reallylost page with Firefox 3 everything seems OK. I only see the strange behavior reported with Internet Explorer (version 8 in my case).

I've captured both screens to show how exactly I see that page with each browser:
with Internet Explorer 8


with Firefox 3

Last edited by wmoura; Jun 4, 2009 at 08:12 AM.
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Old Jun 4, 2009, 08:27 AM
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22,374 posts · Mar 2009
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wmoura
different issue, see your other post where I pointed out the error you made.
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