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Installed 3.1 and now my widgets don't work! (36 posts)

  1. jhoppes3
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I updated to 3.1 today and my widgets were cleared automatically. I am using RT-Theme 11. Every time I add a widget, it does not save or disappears when you refresh the page. Since my theme is widget based, i have no homepage.

    Any suggestions. I already deleted the theme and re-installed. Same for Wp v3.1.

    I'm stuck until somebody can enlighten me? Please help

  2. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried:
    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).
    - switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?
    - re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress by using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

  3. BackuPs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It has nothing todo withnthe olugins. The problem occurs after upgrading to wp 3.1 Same problem here on RT-Theme 9.

    I even did a clean install with a new database and no PLUGINS at all. The same problem occurs and the widgets are frozen. You can not move them anymore or drag and drop them.

    You can not drag and drop the widgets anymore. In no browser at all.

    This is really frustrating.

    I just copied 3.05 back over 3.1 and wp ask me to update the database again. I did this and now every thing is working in 3.05

    But i can not for see if this downgrade gives me any future problems when upgrading again

  4. crjohnson62
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Since updating to wp 3.1, I can't get my blogs to post at all. The home page comes up, but can't go to the individual blogs. I want to go back to wp 3.0.5, but am not sure where to find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Warning - We cannot promise that rolling back to 3.0.5 in the way that BackuPs did will work without issues. There WAS a database upgrade for 3.1 and rolling back could cause issues with your install.

    This is why we always say you should backup your site and DB before upgrading.

    Given that you're both saying you use RT-Theme I think that the most likely culprit is that the THEME is not 3.1-compatible.

    crjohnson62 - You have a different problem.

  6. BackuPs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Since the rt themes have been updated the problem is gone. Just install the newly rt them updates,

  7. dianevale
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having the same problem, I can't open the sidebar destination to place a widget nor move widgets.

    I did two new installs, yesterday and today...so there are no plugins accept the ones provided in WP (Akismet & Hello Dolly, neither are activated)

    These are two separate websites, clean installs... one with Twenty Ten theme, the other with Atahaulpa.

    I'm lost! All help is appreciated.

    Peace,
    Diane

  8. dianevale
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Update...

    Was looking around for a fix...it was suggested to use "Widget Wrangler" but that didn't work for me and appears to be a complex plugin...lot of setting up.

    Then I noticed that I couldn't close the Widget Wrangler from the admin dashboard...actually, the drop down arrow doesn't work to open or close. Same for all the admin dashboard areas...the only way into an area is by clicking on the name i.e. Posts, Media, Links, Pages, etc...and then I can't close them

    Something is very foul here.

    Help!

  9. Redemption9
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dianevale,

    I've got the same problem as you during several days and I've just solved it desactivating all the plugins I've added recently.
    Hope it'll help you ;)

  10. traksion
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having a similar issue.

    I just set up a brand new site last night. Installed WP via Fantastico. Once installed I logged in and upgraded WP to 3.1, using the WP default theme.

    Last night I was able to move the widgets around just fine. This morning I installed two plugin's. After doing so I tried moving some of the widgets around and now I can't move anything. I deactivated all/any plugin's, refreshed and I still can't move any of the widgets.

    Suggestions?

  11. srutsam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm facing the same issue! Downloaded WP 3.1, installed a theme and some plug-ins, came across this issue of not being able to select/move any of the widgets.
    I reverted to default theme and deactivated all the plugins, but the issue still persists.

    Earlier, during a different WP install (2.8, I think) I had a similar issue when working with Chrome, but when I switched browsers it seemed to work. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case here.

    Any other suggestions??

    Thank you!

  12. dianevale
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The only thing that I was able to do was to remove 3.1 and use version 3.04. With version 3.04 installed, I was able to move the widgets, so then I also tried to update to 3.1 and it hozed up.

    So, until the bugs are worked out in 3.1 use 3.04...hope that happens soon.

    Peace,
    Diane

  13. traksion
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks... I downgraded to 3.0.4 and all is well again. (PITA!).

  14. BackuPs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    But as i recall the rt-themes are updated and all functioning now with wp 3.1. Are we talking about the same templates here the discussion started with? Why not use the rt-support forum to get instructions?

  15. srutsam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Downgraded to 3.0.4and all seems fine. Hopefully 3.1 is fixed soon!!

  16. rbarnesdotcom
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just installed wp 3.1 and have no widget function in 2010 theme with no plugins. I installed a couple of themes to test but went back to 2010 and nothing works. very frustrating. dont know how to downgrade so will wait a day or two to see if there may be any news or upgrades.

  17. rbarnesdotcom
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    also fwiw - text in the post text editor is white and the html tab is not active.. lots of stuff doesnt work. I can post but must highlight the text in order to see it? Guess its delete everything and start over

  18. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The way I understand it . . .

    If you get a white screen it is normally a php file with an error. Check any file you have modified for extra spaces at the beginning and at the end.

    If you are missing items in the dashboard or unable to drag and drop it is usually a javascript problem which can be caused by plugins or a missing file. Sometimes disabling a plugin does not help so you need to delete or rename the plugin folder.

    I would delete my wp-admin and wp-includes folder and reload fresh new folders with files. Don't overwrite the files, delete them. Some people had to do this a couple of times - I don't know why - flakey ftp I guess. I would also check to see that I had the most current version of java.

  19. macleodjb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The problem is residing within jquery. You most likely have a theme which de-registers jquery and then re-registers another version. Take a look at your functions.php file and see if you find something like this.

    wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );
    wp_register_script( 'jquery', 'http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4/jquery.min.js', false, '1.4' );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery' );

    and make a change so this only fires on the front end and not the admin side. just by wrapping it with this.

    if(!is_admin() ):
    {Place your register scripts here}
    endif;

    It worked for me.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention if your theme is using object oriented classes you may have to do a little digging to find these files. Take a look at all files that are being included within functions.php and you will eventually find it.

  20. Vegas Kev
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the same issues. It is not theme based, my site is screwed up even with the TWENTY TEN theme.....it is a serious issue....my site is completely down and i can't even activate my maintenance mode plugin to hide this embaressing problem......I'm using 3.1.1

  21. macleodjb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Rotten Elf, the problem does not have to be theme based. It can be a problem within one of your plugins also. Some plugins are using jquery. But the problem is definitely with jquery. Unload all of your plugins and see if you still have the problem. I have not had this problem since i fixed it. In your case if you can switch themes and it persists, then it is one of your plugins that is registering jquery.

  22. sk8agrrl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Using 3.1.1 brand new install. No plug-ins and basic 2010 theme and I am getting the same problems. Everything seems to be working normally except I cannot drag & drop dashboard widgets and I cannot reduce/expand the boxes either as no arrow shows up!

    I run a different site on an earlier version of wp 3.0 and dont have these issues. Won't be upgrading until this issue is sorted.

  23. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try a different browser.

    Verify your java is working here, http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

    This is not a wordpress issue but a local problem with javascript and jquery.

  24. tehnikas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same problem. I just got a mess in my widgets area.
    I did like keesiemeijer said (THANK YOU keesiemeijer)"deactivated all plugins and"...
    found "Comments Loop" plugin giving me a problem. Just removed it.

    Everything working...

    Thank you.

  25. Vegas Kev
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unfortunately, my issue is still unresolved and nobody seems to have a solution that works for my particular situation. I went to default theme and deleted all plugins...and still have the problem.....I'm stuck.

  26. macleodjb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tell me the exact theme name that you are using and I will find the problem for you. The only thing that makes the widgets work is javascript. So if javascript (jquery) is broken...guess what. It doesn't work. Just tell me which theme and I'll show you where to fix it.

  27. Vegas Kev
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    right now I have the AskIt theme by Elegant Themes installed.

    Thanks Macleodjb

  28. Vegas Kev
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have updated my WordPress to 3.1.2

    I have updated my PHP to 5.3x

    I am running MySQL 5.0

    I have cleared every browser that I use (including Firefox 4)

    I have deactivated all plugins and reverted back to Twenty Ten Theme

    The problem still persists.....no one has any other suggestions?

  29. macleodjb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Rotten Elf,

    I'm a little shocked that you have all that completed and it is still broken. I loaded up a new website with wordpress tonight and let the twenty ten them match yours and I don't have the issue. However, this is just a stab in the dark. when you are in your widgets section, at the top where you have the screen options pull down. Do you have accessibility mode enabled or disabled? Because if it is enabled your widgets will not move. Post your email address or website so i can take a look.

  30. Vegas Kev
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @macleodjb. I tried that as well. Since then, the project has been abandoned by everyone else. I would completely dissolve the domain and db and wp installation, but my curiosity compels me to continue the search for the solution.

    even with accessiblity mode enabled, no dice.....I know macleodjb...it's very frustrating....lol

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