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Missing TEXT and CATEGORIES widgets after moving theme (15 posts)

  1. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi folks,

    I haven't found the solution.

    I found a plugin that resets but does not re-instate.
    http://justintadlock.com/archives/2009/03/03/widgets-reset-wordpress-plugin

    I want my widgets back.

    Could you point me to some URLs that give the solution? Thanks.

    Chris Masse

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did you change theme or move your site? Is your current theme widget-capable? Have you added any widgets via Admin/Appearance/Widgets?

  3. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi ESMI,

    I did not change host.

    I did move the theme. I had "WP FrameWork", moved to "P2", then "Thematic", and then came back to "WP FrameWork".

    I know how to clean my database options, by the way.

    I have the Search, Google Search, Meta, Pages, Recent Comments Gravatar and Tag Cloud widgets.

    Soon,

    Chris Masse

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You may need to re-add your Text & Category widgets.

  5. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ESMI,

    They don't appear in the "widgets" sub-section under "appearance". I can't see them anywhere.

    Soon,

    Chris

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Do you still have Thematic and P2 installed? If so, can you try switching back to each of those and then checking to see if your missing widgets have re-appeared?

  7. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes.

    I did.

    No, the TEXT ad CATEGORIES widgets did not re-appear.

    Thanks for your help, anyway.

  8. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Do you think it could be due to another plugin messing things in the widgets area?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's possible. Temporarily deactivating all plugins would confirm it. It might also be worth switching to the default theme to see if this is a theme-related problem.

  10. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I will see all that a bit later.

    [I was also thinking about cleaning up totally the WP database options...]

    Soon,

    Chris

  11. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I switched to the Default theme.

    No TEXT and CATEGORIES widgets.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried clearing out your theme options in the wp_options table?

  13. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ESMI,

    Here is the solution.

    I have de-enabled all the plugins but one.

    I have activated the default WP theme.

    Thanks to one plugin (WP-DB-Manager), I emptied the wp-options line in the database table. Then, I went in the settings, and set my preferences.

    Under the appearance/widgets, the TEXT and CATEGORIES widgets are here. :-D

    Now, I will re-install one by one all my plugins, and put up my WP FrameWork theme. I will see if all goes OK.

    Will keep you updated,

    Chris Masse

    P.S.: I think that WordPress code should have a way so that such a problem does not pop up.

  14. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have put back the WP FrameWork theme, and my widgets are still here. :-D

  15. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Should I report this bug to the Trac site?

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