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Just upgraded to 2.8, cant move widgets! (19 posts)

  1. kokirilink
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As the title says, just upgraded from 2.7 to 2.8, and when I go to the "Widgets" section....I see them..I just cant move them! Any help?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try deactivating all plugins and check to see if this resolves the problem. If it does, activate the plugins one by one - checking the Widget's section after each re-activation - until you find the problematic plugin(s).

  3. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    In the upper right corner of your WordPress dashboard, when on the widgets page, try going to Screen Options, then click on "Enable Accessibility Mode"

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @bh_WP_fan: won't that just turn the button back on? If the widgets can't be dragged & dropped, something, somewhere, is interfering.

  5. Nadeem73
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    More then likely the problem comes from a plugin as wp in it's deafult flavour would not have that issue.

    So best deactivating all plugins and re enable one at a time and check u can drag and drop until you find the one that stops you from being able to drag and drop.

    More then likely some plugins will need upgrading to work with 2.8 but that could take time dependent on how well supported the plugin is.

  6. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I always recommend deactivating plugins, however, WP 2.8 does show the widgets but won't let you drag and drop them unless you turn on the accessibility mode. Based on the given description I assume this is what is happening. If that didn't work, turning to the plugins and then uploading files again is where my recommendations would go.

  7. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    however, WP 2.8 does show the widgets but won't let you drag and drop them unless you turn on the accessibility mode.

    That's not always true, but the accessibility mode can work in situations where plugins have their own JS files that seem to cause issues with core JS.

  8. NetApex
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just found that the WPBook was causing my problem. So deactivate, do my moves, and reactivate is the order of the day it seems.

  9. Sajor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here, the faulty plugin was "Liz Comment Counter by Ozh"... =(

  10. cooeeman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    IntenseDebate Version 2.1.1 was my problem.

  11. zizz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yes disabling widgets sorted out my problem, mine was caused by FLickr Badge Widget, it was obviously behaving badly as the remove close buttons didnt disappear, once disabled i was able to move other well behaved widgets into place and then reactivating the flickr badge widget let me drag it into the correct spot.

    Enabling accessibility didn't help, couldn't drag anything at all with that on.

  12. ritshuis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    e-commerce was the problem here...

  13. 2new
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It was deactivating the WPMarketer plugin that did the trick on mine. As soon as I reactivate it the widgets are frozen again. I hope they make an update to fix this.

  14. LowdownReports
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you all. I'll try it all.

  15. nemoprincess
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,
    I have the same issue, I can't drag and drop widget and I can't use Screen Options, it doesn' work. I disable all the plugin but nothing change...

  16. dreamwhisper
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Deactivating plugins didn't work for me. However, I then installed the use google libraries plugin and I could immediately move my widgets.

  17. LarryTartisel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WP-Ecommerce shopping cart was my problem also. I noticed there was an upgrade available. So, I did the automatic upgrade, checked out the widgets and they worked.

  18. jigme
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Dreamwhisper, jolly good ol chap. That worked.
    Installing google libraries plugin fixed my problem, for now.

  19. bishopj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also look at this thread (the fix repairs a number of admin-panel problems including the widget drag drop problem):

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/298603?replies=6

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