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i need some help. this edit widget is driving me nuts (5 posts)

  1. reble
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    My blog is at http://www.steveshamshack.com
    There is a way to open the default widgets "archives, categories, meta, calendar, custom, other" and change the content of the widgets in the widgets control panel. I did it once on the "other" widget before. But for the life of me I ether threw some kind of software switch (I am a retired 2 way radio tech, sorry if I throw a radio jargon in there) or I am having a senior moment because I just can't remember how to do it again. The only widgets that I can change are the 2 I made with the widget builder. When I click on any of the default widgets outside of the side bar in the widgets control panel I get in the pull down menu just "primary sidebar, content sidebar, cancel and add widget. When the widget is in the sidebar "still in the widget control panel" and I click on the down aerrow all I get is the "title bar, #of post's to show box, display post date, delete, close and save".

    Steve

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Can you replicate the problem using the default Twenty Fourteen theme with all plugins deactivated?

  3. reble
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I tried with all plugin's deactivated. No go, I still can't edit the widgits

    Steve

    Can you replicate the problem using the default Twenty Fourteen theme with all plugins deactivated?

  4. reble
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    A ps I tried to edit the widgets using Internet Explorer. No go. So the problem isn't on my end.

    Steve

  5. reble
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    esmi I simulated the problem with some graphics manipulation with Windows paint.

    1st My blog is http://steveshamshack.com When I 1st started working with my blog before I installed any plugins (I was using theme 2012 at the time) I stumbled on how to alter the default widgets. Somehow (I haven't fig that out yet) the hole blog got set back to the original default settings and I lost everything I had posted ( pictures, about me page and so on). For the life of me I can't remember how I altered the default widgets. It is driving me nuts, trying to fig that out. I took a screen capture of the widgets screen the way it sits now and did a bit of graphics manipulation with Windows paint to show what the widgets screen looked like as I remembered it (this representation is supposed to be in theme 2012 not 2014). Please look at the Dropbox links https://www.dropbox.com/s/ussaxf8ver52zoi/widget2.jpg , https://www.dropbox.com/s/4n644wcc243dvxx/widget3.jpg and https://www.dropbox.com/s/gx4gsz8mswhho91/widget4.jpg Looking at the 1st picture see the edit box under the archives box? I could open and edit any of the default widgets that way in visual edit or the code edit . The edit box isn't there now. Looking at the next picture I was able to drag the Other widget box to the side bar, open it up and add text. I can't do that now. Picture 3 I was able to drag the meta widget over the side bar and open the widget and I could check off which of the 5 I wanted shown. And I can't do that either. And now I can't find how I stumbled on it.

    Steve

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