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  • # April 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I can’t figure out what’s creating the padding at the top of the main content area above the Latest News Ticker.

    Wordpress Twenty Twelve theme has a bit of Class-itis me thinks, but it’s the theme plugged in at the moment (not a fan).
    Trying to eliminate the space above and below the ticker, besides the ticker itself having padding properties, etc. I think it’s the theme attributes giving me troubles though.

    I’ve tried 20 or more smackdown methods, nothings working. :(

    # April 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    line 579

    .site-content {
    margin: 1.71429rem 0 0;

    # April 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    @Crssp, my first guess is the empty `p` tags and line breaks you have in the page.

    # April 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    @ChrisP hit the nail on the head. There’s an empty `

    ` tag sitting there:

    # April 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    @Crssp, giving your `

    ` tags a `display: none;` value will leave you with 0 content..aside from that, @thedoc‘s screenshot shows that the problem is your ticker is _inside_ a `

    ` tag, which would make your ticker disappear completely.

    > It could be the ditty news scroll plugin tossing in the p tags, if it’s even that tough. Thanks again.

    It’s someone getting “return happy” in the visual editor of WP..just switch it to HTML and delete excess `p` and `br` tags.

    # April 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    > Aware of the p display none it was a joke.

    Glad to hear sarcasm is hard to read

    # April 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Anybody have a suggested fix for WordPress adding P tags, especially when it’s the first thing in the editor?
    First google brought me to this functions file snippet:

    Really not sure now.

    # April 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Never had a use for:

    p:first-child rule
    …but that’s a thought, even though the p tag shouldn’t be there.

    # April 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    @ChrisP> It’s someone getting “return happy” in the visual editor of WP..just switch it to HTML and delete excess p and br tags.
    The P tags are not there, in the html view, they are getting parsed in some how, whether it’s js of the plugin or just WP auto P’s….

    # April 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    @Crssp, I think the link you had earlier is the ticket.


    I don’t really make much use of shortcodes so I don’t have much experience..

    I think your `:first-child` option could be a possibility too. The only problem is the pages that _don’t_ have a shortcode would be affected too. You could always add a body `.home` for this page, then target the shortcode using `.home .entry-content p:first-child { margin: 0 }`

    That would definitely be a hack-y solution though..

    # April 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks again ChrisP, I’m hesitant to do anything with the functions.php on this one, not entirely understanding the overall results.
    Attempting the hack-y CSS still no love. :(

    # April 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    This problem reared it’s ugly head on another project… found a fix this time via a Functions file php body blow to the mid-section:

    Setting up Post Snippets for Grid Columns in the venerable Skelton Theme from simplethemes, and this worked a charm!

    function simonbattersby_shortcode_format($content){
    $content = preg_replace(‘/(


    $content = preg_replace(‘/()s*(

    )/’, ‘‘, $content);
    return $content;


    # April 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Wait a minute, now I’m getting break tags instead of the p opening tag, and a break for the P closing tag. :(
    So I’m still rattling on here… :(

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