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Text Widgets in 2.5 (30 posts)

  1. troilee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Okay, after much text-widget-disappearing after upgrading to 2.5, here's what seems to be happening. When I have two text widgets in a row, when I go to edit the second one and save, it completely wipes the first one. If I go back and fix the first one, it wipes the second one. In essence, I have to have an empty text widget in between two populated text widgets in order to get them to keep their text.

    Is anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, because I think I'm going to have to figure out how to roll back to 2.3.3 if I don't get this working properly.

    Thanks!
    VG

  2. Robbie S
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The same thing happened to me. However, I had a Archive-widget that I changed and it wiped out ALL widgets below. Text-widgets got erased, meta-widget got all settings set to blank. I don't know if I'll be able to redo the text-widget again. *sigh*

    Maybe a back-up feature would be in order?

  3. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have 6 text widgets in a row. After seeing your message I added 2 and deleted 2 with no problem.

    I would think this is caused by some plug-in.

  4. moserw
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have been having this problem from the beginning and have stopped trying to make changes to the text widgets or else will have to keep putting code in them everytime I make a change to even one of them. Any fix or solution in sight to this problem?

    Update: One way I got them to work was to keep all of them open, fill in the code in each one of them and then click on save changes i.e. save all of them at once instead of saving each one individually. Seems to have worked till now.

  5. quinze
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same issue. I had 4 text widgets. They all have been emptied somehow when saving or editing other widgets.

  6. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you turned off your plugins and tried your widgets?

    They function exactly as they should for me. 6 text widgets, I can open, edit, hit change, hit save and thats it.

    All my widgets have names; i.e. Text: More Pages or Text: Recommended Reading. It would seem to me that you cannot call them all Text.
    Anyone doing that?

  7. moserw
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am not calling them anything and most are used for adsense code.

  8. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You might, just for a test, give them names and see if that changes anything.

    On the surface, the only difference between yours and mine is mine have names and I am not running any adsense.

    Also, have you changed to the default theme to see if that helps?

  9. arbs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I should also say that ....

    - I disabled all my plugins
    - I changed to the WordPress Classic Theme

    And the same issue was there: On Design/Widgets under Current Widgets there is nothing listed. Change sidebars and problem still exists.

    Seems to perhaps be a "bleeding edge" problem with this version of PHP? and/or My SQL since everything worked fine in my previous set up??

    Tarasque & boilr perhaps you could list your versions of PHP and MySQL as well?

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/164722?replies=8

    I have names in them and they break too.

  10. fivebeforechaos
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The new widget interface is incredibly frustrating in general. I don't see why we can't just move something from one sidebar to the other. I wish I hadn't upgraded.

  11. PlaneMadness
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    bump

  12. sacredpath
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What I have found is that if you are editing multiple widgets, you have to click the save changes button after each widget edit and then move on to the next. This behavior kind of sucks.

    Widgets need some big lovin'.

  13. quinze
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Most of my widgets were untitled since most of my widgets are javascript scripts. So I used   as titles

    I have also applied this trick, edit them all and make a [Save changes]

    After having disabled some of my sidebar plugins (Get Recent Comments), widgets seem to behave normaly.

  14. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Okay, I'm fooling around a little, since I also have two text widgets, one with a Google search code and one with just text. When I add a widget, it gets the same title as the widget that is already active, but I can't edit the new one. I click "edit" once and nothing happens, I click "edit" again and the widget is gone. I haven't found a workaround for this behaviour yet. This is my first inconvenience with 2.5 btw.

    [edit:] I can't remove the text widget that was there when I upgraded and I can't edit because half of it falls off the screen (under the descriptions of the unused widgets.

    [edit again:] He, this widget screen starts to irritate me. I tried to remove the text widget and another one is kicked out and I can't add it again, because the footer is over it for 75% (making the "add" link invisible)....!

    [...] Raah, the RSS widget is also too wide and the "remove" button falls off the screen. For the rest, the whole page does almost nothing that I want.

  15. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Wow, at this speed a threat is on page three of the "all categories" in just an hour. I still wonder if there are more people with these serious problems in the widget screen. I'm in serious doubt whether or not to upgrade to 2.5 if I can't use widgets properly and I must say, that I disagree with many people who complain about the dashboard, writing area, etc. Is the widget page in development?

  16. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I suppose this is a cheap bump, but I'm getting nowhere with the widget screen. Disabling plugins makes no difference, changing themes makes no difference, using another browser makes no difference. Anyone ideas?

  17. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Since widgets do work for many, have you thought about reinstalling?

  18. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, but I haven't heard that they work for many. I understand all works well for you? If you add the RSS widget and want to change it, do you get the whole 'edit screen' and if you add another text widget it's just a fresh and new one and not a copy of another text widget?

    Thanks for your answer, I only want to know if it's my installation or something else.

  19. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    All I have installed work for me (I have not installed or used all).

    When I add the RSS widget, I "add" it. Then before I do anything, I "save changes" - while I don't have to do this to all widgets, txt and rss seem to require this step for me.

    When I edit RSS, I get a edit screen just for RSS.

    I just added 5 text widgets. After each add I had to save changes. Otherwise when I click on edit they disappear. All were fresh and not a copy. My already installed widgets were not changed.

    What I meant by the work for many is here we only see folks for whom they don't work. Usually people with no problems don't post here.

  20. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What I meant by the work for many is here we only see folks for whom they don't work. Usually people with no problems don't post here.

    That's a fact, but for those who are struggling with something, it would be nice if a person like yourself confirms that things do work. I suppose I'll have a look in the 'widget part' of 2.5 and upload the files again to see if that helps.
    Thanks for the answers!

  21. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hahaha, that's funny. I add a text widget which appears to be a copy of an existing text widget, it becomes a 'fresh one'. Good! I hadn't thought of saving first. BUT, the edit screen still falls away under the column left of the 'editing space' (so it's under the description of the unused widgets), so I can't see the 'change' or 'remove' buttons. A step forward though. I'll try another Browser when I'm at home, because also in 2.3.3 IE has some strange widget things.

  22. johnbakeronline
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem as the first poster on this thread.
    Coincidentally, like Quinze, I am also running the Get Recent Comments plugin.
    Reading through the many threads on 2.5's widgets section, it seems like an urgent fix is needed for these problems.

  23. johnbakeronline
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This morning my widgets.php screen is blank, showing no widgets available and no widgets current.
    Also my dashboard is showing no widgets whatsoever.
    I'm beginning to lose faith in 2.5.

  24. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I completely overcame all my problems with the widgets page John.
    I reuploaded all the widget files, just to be sure they were correct on my server and that helped. Then there is this problem in IE7 (edit fields show only half) that can be easily corrected. The problem with widgets that can be changed is just a matter of "add" then first "save changes" and then "change" the widget and "save changes" again. Widgets that suddenly become empty proved with me another IE problem, but it was solved when I uploaded those few widget php and css files again. It is said to help if you asign names to widgets (and/or put a non-text widget between the text widgets) when changing one, clears the rest, but I haven't had that problem myself.
    In any case, it is not a 2.5 bug or anything, since it works well me me eventually. In my case I should have deleted all files in the admin and config folders before upgrading (no overwriting).

  25. odinprotectsus
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This is a known bug; a fix recently landed in the source tree and is scheduled for the 2.5.1 release in about 3 weeks. If you want it in the meantime, get the changes here.

    So far, it seems to have mostly fixed the problem -- I think it may still be a bit flaky, but I don't have time at the moment to test thoroughly. It's definitely stable enough for me to use; before the patch, my widgets were getting emptied any time I made a change in any of them.

  26. balintuna
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi odinprotectsus, thanks, the 2.5.1 release update solved it. thanks

  27. johnbakeronline
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'll wait for 2.5.1. But it's good to know it's coming.

  28. gfa202
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thank you!, yey to 2.5.1!

  29. sinemac
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks odinprotectsus!! My sister was pissed that I'd updated her site when her widgets started emptying themselves when she'd make changes!

    My fingers are crossed that this fix will be the answer to getting her calm again!

  30. robbyg13
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    -Add TEXT
    -SAVE
    -Edit Text

    these steps seem to work and not make the TEXT bar to dissapear

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