Just had an irritating couple of hours when I discovered that my WordPress Theme was broken. The sidebar had slipped to underneath the main column, and the background of the main posting area had disappeared. I tried clearing my cache first of all. Then I tried looking at the site in different browsers. It was still broken in IE: although the symptoms were slightly different the sidebar was still misplaced.
OK, time to roll my sleeves up …
I got into the admin interface and tried a few different themes. Now it was getting interesting … it was present on all themes, which means that an upgrade must have altered something in the main code. Some searching around on the WordPress forums didn’t reveal the clammour of angry WP users I was expecting, so I was reduced to searching for generic solutions.
In one post in the darkest corners of the internet I found someone suggesting that a