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Can't Remove / Edit Widgets (29 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello All,

    I am having problems removing / editing widgets within the admin panel. There is no option to edit or remove the widgets (as represented by the screenshot, see below) I have searched these forums, and read the manual and I still have no luck in solving this problem.

    This screenshot represents the problem that I am having in the widget admin interface: http://www.planetsteelers.com/widget_help.jpg

    Additionally, this URL is to my blog: http://www.planetsteelers.com/steelersblog/index.php

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Does anyone have an idea whats going on with this widget issue?

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Has anyone experienced this issue before?

    There is no way to remove widgets once I've added them.

  4. armstead
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Duplicate..oops

  5. armstead
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This may sound basic, but the ability to edit options partially depends on the Widget itself.

    Some of them offer options on the dropdown, otehrs don't. or else you have to edit them under the Settings or Manage sections of the Dashboard.

    Also you remove Widegts under the edit tag. It's not drag and drop to get them off. Then save changes.

    If you're already familiar enough with WordPress to know that, I realize that's probably not your issue. But if not you might check that out.

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've gone through all of the settings on the dashboard but nothing mentions about this widget. I don't don't understand why you can add the edit (and I did)... later to find out that it looked terrible, so I wanted to remove it... and now I can't

    Do I have any options? Do I have to reinstall wordpress? It seems like such a minimal task (removing a widget) but I can't find any documentation on how to do so....

    I'd be willing to go into the code to remove it as well (if I have too) but I can't even find anything on this either...

    Please tell me that I have another option..???

  7. noname1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    just delete the widget files from the plugin folder on your server and the widget is removed.

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Which folder contains the widget files that I should delete?

  9. noname1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wp-content/plugins/XXX - the folder with same name as widget.
    if unsure the specific widget install instructions will name the folder.

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't have any folders within that folder.

    The widgets that I'm trying to remove are WP-United widgets.

    WP-Unite offers widgets such as latest posts (for your PHPBB3 Forum), Newest Member, Total Posts, etc.

    Any ideas?

  11. noname1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    were ever you uploaded them too... get the install instructions.

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I did not upload any widgets ... they came as part of the WP-United install.

    I installed them via the admin panel. This screenshot may help to represent what I'm trying to explain:

    http://www.planetsteelers.com/widget_help.jpg

  13. noname1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  14. Anatis
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same issue.
    Cannot remove widgets.

    This is a clean install, not widgets installed. I am talking about META / Tag Cloud etc widgets.

    I truly despise the new widget area. Before I could drag a widget to a new sidebar and be done with it.
    On 2.5 I had to remove, lost all settings, add to other sidebar, redo all settings.
    On 2.6 the same thing is the case, only now I can't even remove the damned thing.

    Seriously - WHY did the widget menu not go back to the 2.3.3 one which was so much more easy to use with showing all your sidebars.

  15. noname1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wp-united has a dedicated support forum...

    http://www.wp-united.com/index.php

  16. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    WP-United is no longer supported on that site.. seems like the developer isn't around anymore.

    WP-United is working fine, but still can't remove the widgets through the admin panel. Its frustrating as I've spent several days trying to figure this out.

    Anyone have any experience with this same issue?

  17. jtdataworks
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yeah, what happened to the great drag and drop widgets? Did someone consider this new system an improvement? Geeeez.

  18. kreansocerplayer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I also am having the same issue. I'm trying to remove a simple text widget, and I'm having no luck.

    It more or less just stopped working. I was moving some things around, saved, and the next thing I knew, I had black dots next to some of the widgets, and I couldn't drag & drop or edit them.

    Has anyone found a fix for this?

  19. markoni4s
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I hope you have solved the problem, but i had the same, and i solved it.

    I couldn't remove/change widget in my sidebar. I removed all plugins (I turned them off) and then i successdully changed the widged which is in wordpress by default. I hope this can help you to solve your problem.

    If you alredy solved this, it can stay for someone else who has the same problem. :)

  20. lincolnave
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is how to work with widgets.

    1. From the Widgets Screen, Click 'add' to add a widget.
    2. Then click 'save changes' on the right side of the widgets screen.
    3. If you want to delete, you click the 'Save Changes' a second time.

    Note: When you delete, all widgets will be deleted, just go back and 'Add' the widgets and 'Save Changes' for the ones you want back!!!

    Hope this helps.

  21. flowersp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    when I want to remove text from a widget I just use my backspace
    key and remove all the text or html on the widget, then I click save changes at the bottom and I can then re-use the widget again.
    I never did understand why you cant just hi-lite a widget's
    content and then delete it, would be so much easier!
    hope this helps.

  22. aliceviolet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I followed the advice to delete the widget and finally got my site back up but it will not let me into make any edits...Can someone help? I have no idea what the problem is. thanks

    http://www.earthboundspirits.com/wordpress

  23. kjagen
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So you van`t edit a text widget then. You can?t copy into one neither..!?

  24. CropCircleQueen
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A developer set me up and split. I have widgets where I have to post in html. I don't know how to do html. Is there any way to get rid of that and be able to just enter text?

    Will you email me an answer? suzanne@mightycompanions.org

  25. schteev
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem here:
    http://www.testyourbroadband.co.uk/

    None of the widgets in the RIGHT sidebar can be removed. I can't add any new ones either. They disapear in "widgets" section of Admin.. but not on the actual site.

    The left side bar seems ok - I can add or remove a textbox.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?
    I know how to add and remove widgets.. its just not working.

  26. moregun
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I use the WordPress 2.7
    I can remove the widgets, for example, the text widget, if you want to remove it, you need to click the "edit", and you'll find two options under. One of them is remove.
    Just click it.

  27. MikeGaudet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the a similar problem. I installed WP and a custom theme. All looked well. The theme has Search, Archives, Categories, etc. functions in the right sidebar.

    I wanted to add WP's built-in Widgets: Pages and Calendar. I went to WP-Admin, selected Appearance | Widgets, clicked Add next to Pages and Calendar, and clicked Save Changes.

    When I checked my site, the 2 widgets were added but my theme-based sidebar contebnt is GONE! While I would prefer to add Pages & Calendar to my sidebar, if I cannot, I want to remove them.

    I logged out and in, went to widgets, clicked Edit next to each widget (Pages & Calendar), and NOTHING happens; no drop-down with Remove option.

    Please, how do I get rid of them?

  28. MikeGaudet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, if all else fails...reboot. Something must have been stuch in cache or 'whatever'. But I rebooted, tried again, and when I hit Edit, I now get the mini drop-down and can delete the widget.

    CLOSED - for me.

  29. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I get the same problem. In wp-admin, under the current widgets, I want to remove one of the five widgets, but no luck.

    When I click on the "Edit", it normally expand so that I can remove it.
    But now, all widgets don't expand that page for me. Any help?

    PS. I have multiple WP sites which only one of them has this problem. All of the same version, same theme.

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