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Admin widget drag and drop not working (23 posts)

  1. kaspr007
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I can't seem to figure out why in my widget admin menu I can't drag and drop. I had a fresh local install of wordpress 3.0.1 with all the same plugins as my live site, but drag and drop only works on my local site.

    I've disabled all plugins and reverted to the default theme but it still doesn't work.
    Here is the site: http://www.durhamdigs.ca/

    cheers,
    jim

  2. Dave Redfern
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is very hard to diagnose this problem but it is most likely one of the following:

    • JavaScript is disabled in your browser
    • WordPress is not loading the JavaScript because of a bad link.
    • There is an error in the JavaScript.

    I would recommend download all the files from WordPress.org again and replacing all the files apart from the wp-content folder.

    If that does not fix it try installing the Firefox plugin firebug to see if there are any JavaScript errors - http://getfirebug.com/.

    Does the rest of the JavaScript in the admin work. The accordion menu on the left side, collapsing your dashboard widgets, the wysiwyg editor on edit posts page?

    Dave.

  3. kaspr007
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The rest of the menus work. the menus on the left slide down like they are supposed to. The screen options at the top slides down.

    "The accordion menu on the left side, collapsing your dashboard widgets, the wysiwyg editor on edit posts page?"
    all of these still work.

    It seems to just be the widget menu that is not working.

    I am using the same browser for both the local and live site. firefox 3.6.8. I also tried it in ie8 and it's a no go there as well.

    There is no javascript errors in firebug.

    I'll try replacing all files except the wp-content folder and see if that fixes it.

    Cheers,
    Jim

  4. kaspr007
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just replaced all the files except the wp-content folder and it still does not work. I also tried the automatic reinstall of wordpress 3.0.1 through the dashboard and that did not fix it either.

    Can you think of anything else?

    Thanks for your input daveredfern.

  5. smock
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having the same problem. Running 3.0.1 and all the JS in the admin UI seems to work except for drag-and-drop in the custom menu UI (which basically cripples that feature). I have tried in FF, IE, and Chrome, and all fail. Firebug reports this JS error as soon as I try to drag any menu item:

    this.helper.scrollParent is not a function
    /wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=1&load=hoverIntent,common,jquery-color,jquery-ui-core,jquery-ui-draggable,jquery-ui-droppable,jquery-ui-sortable,wp-ajax-response,wp-lists,postbox,thickbox,media-upload&ver=6a1a86f09dc1f6c4a619b25927c8fa5c
    Line 56

    I tried a 3.0.1 reinstall and cleared my cache, to no avail. Please help?

    Thanks!

    Jim

  6. smock
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah, sorry to be a bother, disabling plugins got it working, so I guess I have some rogue code in there. Thanks!

  7. kaspr007
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does anybody have another idea on how to solve my OP?

  8. oldguy476
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you're still having a problem, try installing the Use Google Libraries plugin, as recommended by a user from this message:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/widgets-dont-drag-and-drop-as-advertised/page/3?replies=76

  9. theronin
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the same problem where all other javascript in the WP admin area was working but the drag and drop for the page menu's wasn't. I installed the Google Libraries plugin and amazingly that seemed to fix the problem. Not exactly sure why because all javascript was loading correctly and I had every plugin disabled but at least it's working again.

  10. deludi90
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    I also had a problem with drag and drop of the widgets after enabling wordpress 3.0.1 mu.
    After disabling all plugins I found out that the hRecipe
    (http://tinobox.com/wordpress/hrecipe) broke the drag and drop.
    The drag and drop did work on the sub-pages (xx.kookblog.nl), it was only the main page (kookblog.nl) where drag and drop was broken.

    Best regards,

    dirk adamsky

  11. Brian Hatano
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you!!! (about the Google Libraries plugin)

  12. bledileka
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This kind of problems usualy are coused by asp tags disabled.
    Turn it on, on your php.ini

  13. rickmh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been tearing my hair out for three days now with the same problem, FIXED by the "Use Google Libraries " plugin. My site also loads much more quickly now as well. One Happy Bunny!!! Thanks for all who posted here

  14. azureardee
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    +1 for Use Google Libraries. It solved my drag and drop problem with the Widgets admin page. It rocks.

  15. dicemanorama
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the same problem. The Google Libraries plugin fixed it and is brilliant all the way around. Thanks for the tip, oldguy!

  16. jesusdlg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same for me! (Google Libraries plugin) fixed my problems with drag and drop and left menu!

    Thank you all

  17. codemastercode
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having a similar problem, and I tried installing the Google Libraries Plugin, but to no avail.
    I'm getting the error:
    "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'apply' of undefined"
    In Chome's Developer Tools, originating on line 9 of jquery-ui.min.js.
    Interestingly, it doesn't seem like installing Google Libraries actually had any affect, as everything is still being loaded from the site itself, not from Google's CDN.

    Any thoughts?

  18. dspahwa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Friends !!

    There is solution to enable drag n drop feature in your Dashboard.

    Just Disable accessibility Mode from Screen options below the Logout link on your admin panel.

    Thanks,

    Daman.

  19. codemastercode
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unfortunately, that doesn't work--you cannot open the panel containing that link.

  20. dspahwa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You have to update your wordpress admin.

    It is working for me.

  21. suraj0008
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I am trying to drag any link to wordpress editor in IE, but unable to drag and drop the hyper link in wordpress editor.
    Any suggestion will be appreciated.

  22. Matt Fraser
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Everyone,

    Google libraries fixed the issue for me. :)

    Thanks very much for posting this information.

    Matt

  23. John
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All,

    I was having the same drag/drop problem in FF 4 while trying to reorder pages in the WP nav menu builder. Ran the usual plugin checks and eventually found out it was the Firebug console causing the problem. I just killed the Firebug frame and everything functioned as it should. Just something to watch for...

    John

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