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[resolved] Moved WordPress installation, suddenly widgets aren't working (6 posts)

  1. etherealclarity
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had a temporary wordpress install located on my own server while we were setting up hosting for a client. We were using the responsive template and added two widgets to the Left Sidebar - a links widget and a text widget.

    I just transferred the database and the files over to the new server, updated the web config and .htaccess files with the new settings and used this script to update the links to the new domain. Everything is working great EXCEPT for one thing - I can't seem to update or delete the existing widgets, nor am I able to add new ones.

    I wanted to update the text widget with a small text change, but when I go to save, the animated saving gif just circles and circles, and the database never updates. Same thing happens if you try to delete, or if you try to add a new widget - the circle just keeps circling, never to resolve.

    I've resolved the issue temporarily by making the necessary update directly in the database, but this is only a stop-gap measure. What's going on and how can I fix it?

  2. Tom Combs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    Search and replace is very dangerous, but it does work nicely at times.

    my first action would be to double check all of the paths under settings and in the code.

    You should also update the permalink structure under General Settings.

    Do you have the same issue if you try to create a new page or post?

  3. etherealclarity
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The search and replace seemed to work well in all ways except possibly this one.

    I don't have this issue with new pages or posts. I can create new ones, edit or delete existing ones, and it all saves with no problem.

    The permalink structure, as well as the paths, are both already correct under General Settings.

    So I'm lost as to what to try next! The only thing I can think of would be to re-write the database again and change the links the long 15-step way. Any other suggestions?

  4. Tom Combs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you give us a link to your site?

  5. etherealclarity
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your help - I did end up going in and re-doing the link changing manually and that resolved the issue, so it does look like it was the automated link changing script that broke things.

  6. Tom Combs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad you it worked out for you! :-)

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