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Why is my profile on the bottom of the middle column and why can't I move it back to the upper right corner?

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013  |  293 Views

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When your profile or another box has mysteriously drifted into the center column, this is usually caused by a problem with the HTML.

How do I fix it? 

If you don't feel comfortable with HTML, you can e-mail

If you'd like to try to solve the problem yourself, here's how:

1. First, locate the "problem" box - it's usually the one just before, or above, the one that's in the wrong place. Click on the edit text link for your "problem" box. 

2. Then, click on the tab labeled Plain-Text Editor. You should see something like this:

3. Most HTML tags need an open tag (like <b>) and a close tag (like </b>). In the example above, you can see we are missing a closing </div> tag.

Once you've found your missing tag, add it to the code and click the Save and Close button.

4. Are all your tags closed? Look for errant quotation marks:

  • As with HTML tags, make sure you "close" your quotation marks. Each " or ' should have a partner.
  • Be on the look out for fancy quotes, which look like this: “ ”. Use normal quotes (" ") instead.

There's a lot of code here. Is there some tool to help me find a missing tag? 

Yes! You can try the W3 Markup Validation Service.

1. Click on the link above, and paste your code in the text box provided.

2. Select More Options

3. Select Validate HTML Fragment

4. Then click the Check button.

The results you get should tell you where your missing tags are.

If you follow these steps and still have mysteriously drifting boxes, just let us know!

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