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Why was the question of mine off topic? The text states that it isn't always clearcut, but it was closed anyway.

I'm not new to the Stackexchange sites. It's hardly off-topic, so please correct the mistake.

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    Do not misuse the Meta site for personal contact. Every member is your audience here, not just one single moderator.
    – fuxia Mod
    Commented Dec 27, 2015 at 23:14

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Your question has been put on hold (not closed), because it seems to be just about HTML and CSS, something that can happen without WordPress even involved.

Second, there is a whole support forum for this theme. That's the place to ask such a question.

And third, you haven't done anything to resolve the problem. Not even the most basic check with the code inspector. This is not how Stack Exchange works, we are not a do my work for me community.


Problems occurring within a WordPress context do not make them WordPress specific problems.

Third party plugins and themes are off-topic. That reason is noted in the close message:

Third party plugins and themes are off topic, they are better asked about at their developers' support routes.

Your question is about:

  1. A third party theme, Storefront
  2. And a third party plugins, WooCommerce

Which is clearly stated in the question:

I've just done a default woocommerce installation with the storefront theme.

And reiterated in a comment:

This is about wordpress; it mentions a specific Wordpress theme for a specific Wordpress plugin.

No mistake was made. The question is off topic. You may search this "meta" site for lengthy discussions of that rule if you are curious. Not everyone agrees with the rule, by the way, but it is current policy nonetheless.

Additionally, the problem is likely a CSS issue, which would be off-topic in its own right:

Generic PHP/JS/SQL/HTML/CSS questions might be better asked at Stack Overflow or another appropriate Stack Exchange network site.

On top of that, your question essentially boils down to "Here is a picture of the problem. Somebody fix it." That is a poor quality question, in that there is too little information to actually answer it. Sure, it looks weird, but none of the relevant code is provided. That is much like calling your mechanic and saying that "my car makes a clacking sound. How do I fix it?"

If you wish to have the question reopened (taken off hold), find some reason to suspect that WordPress Core is the problem or consider creating a child theme. The child theme would not be third party code. It would be your code and thus first party code. You would nonetheless need to provide more than a picture of the page to get an answer that is more than just guessing, and you would need to demonstrate your attempts to solve the problem yourself or you will like get a number of downvotes, and still no answer. And "Generic PHP/JS/SQL/HTML/CSS questions" will still be off topic whether it is your code or not.

  • So you're essentially stating that there are no 3rd party plugin / theme questions here. So the existance of tags for those third-party plugins are not to be used... Commented Dec 27, 2015 at 23:16
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    There are no on-topic third party theme/questions where the solution is specific to that third party code. Sometimes the question can be edited to be generic enough that it doesn't need to be put on hold. As for the tags, those tags are legacy tags (the questions used to be on topic a few years ago) in some cases and users can also create tags of their own accord, so that explains some other tags.. The presence of a tag does not imply the subject is on topic.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Dec 27, 2015 at 23:18
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    Actually some tags, including the woocommerce one, specifically state that questions related to the tag are most likely off-topic Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 4:21

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