A recent page from the WordPress forums:
Why has my sidebar moved to my footer area?
I’ve had the Sundance theme for a few weeks. After I posted today, my entire sidebar moved to my footer area. I emptied my browser’s cache, but that didn’t work. I looked at my blog with Firefox and the sidebar was still displaying in its entirety at the BOTTOM of the page. I checked each sidebar item on my Widgets page and hit save. That didn’t help either. What do I do?
Blog url: https://sparksinshadow.wordpress.com/
And please search the forums before asking questions: your question has been answered a million times.
I searched the help pages and the links suggested there first. Then I seached my question in the forums and only one came up that was clearly about my problem, but the person who found her answer didn’t make clear what that answer was or where she found it.
If this problem has been queried a million times, it may be due to problems with the way the search feature operates. Perhaps you can help WordPress address that, since the page your link led to should have been one of the first to come up for me, but wasn’t.
As a computer non-expert, who doesn’t know what a div tag is, I’m amazed that I figured out how to solve my problem from the info in the link you provided. I thank you for including it here, and am grateful you did so despite your obvious aggravation.
(Why doesn’t WordPress tell us not to bother anyone when we have a problem?)
* 8/07/12 – Addition: Panos (justpi) sent me a comment at 8:02 pm explaining that whatever insult I read in his/her statement was all in my own mind and that he/she is just a fellow WordPress blogger offering an answer in the peer-to-peer support forum (they added the italics, I suppose, to emphasize this for those who didn’t know.) Their comment went on to express a knee-jerk reaction to my taking offense at the statement after the answer they were not “obliged” to give me in the first place, which was obviously not given “… as pamperingly as you might have preferred.”
This person took my statements very personally (gosh I wonder why?) in their long comment, and also insulted Amelie and Deborah before they were done. I won’t support that by clicking “approve.” They also included further insults to me, leading me to question their understanding of what an insult to another person is. I believe there may be a reason for this person’s inablity to understand what’s truly going on here.
One helpful thing they did acknowledge is that the WordPress search is flawed somehow (so their snark was doubly uncalled for, but still not apparent to him/her) so they suggested that it’s better to do a Google search for a WordPress problem. I thank them for that bit of information, though they may not notice that I did.