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[resolved] Dashboard Widgets not remembering location (11 posts)

  1. Matthew Meyer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    After upgrading to WP3, all my dashboard modules/widgets locations reset. That's not such a big problem except that I can't put them back to where they were! That is to say, every time I log in to my dashboard, the widgets reset to their default locations. Even when I move them to a new place, next time I load the Dashboard, they all move back to their original spots. Why is this happening?

  2. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try clearing out the cookies you have stored for you site, login again, and see if behaviour now returns to normal.

    If that doesn't help, open up your wp-config.php file, change the salt and nonce keys and once again login (changing them will require you to login again), and see if that helps.

  3. Matthew Meyer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmmm, tried both of those. Even tried using a different web browser, but still the modules reset their locations. Any other ideas?

  4. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Create a new user account, doesn't necessarily need to be an admin.

    Login with the new account and see if widgets then save positions.

  5. Matthew Meyer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just tried, but no luck.

    Even with the new user, the widgets won't save positions.

  6. Matthew Meyer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any other ideas? I just tried reinstalling wordpress again, to no luck.

  7. lynandlloyd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    is this a connected problem? I can't reorder widgets in my sidebar with wp3. And I can only drag one into the inactve area.

  8. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @lynandlloyd

    is this a connected problem? I can't reorder widgets in my sidebar with wp3. And I can only drag one into the inactve area.

    No i believe this is a seperate type of problem, unless you also have problems with Dashboard widgets not remembering their positions.

    @osarusan

    Any other ideas? I just tried reinstalling wordpress again, to no luck.

    Try another browser and/or another PC, simply to rule out a browser/pc issue (only need be temporarily just to confirm if the problem is still present)

  9. Matthew Meyer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Mark

    I've done that. Tried it on Windows and Linux, 3 different PC's, using Chrome, Firefox and IE.

    I just updated to 3.0.1 and still no help.

    I noticed that I *can* change the columns to single/double/whatever, and the checkboxes to remove certain widgets do work. The only thing that isn't working is reordering the widgets and changing their location. Rather, I can move them around freely, but it never remembers their new locaiton.

  10. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Running out of ideas, perhaps enabling debug will prompt an error or two to appear which might give us some clues, see here on how to enable debugging..

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Debug

    EDIT: Does this sound like the same problem?
    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13424

  11. Matthew Meyer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Mark,

    Thanks, that was definitely the same problem!

    I followed the advice on the page and deleted my wp_meta-box-order_dashboard table, and then it worked right away. Thanks for your help!

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