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There is extra white space below my spotlight slider.

If missing the more button in the spotlight slider, increase the height of the panels, since if a taller element is not displayed at first and rather rotated into, its height is ignored when coming up with the height of the slider, which is why 450px had to be selected as the defined height of this area. look for this in the style.css file:

#spotlight .post-panel {float:left;margin-top:20px;margin-right:20px;width:300px;height:450px;position:relative;}