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The Dashboard Widget area not working correctly. (18 posts)

  1. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For some reason, in the Dashboard - The right column of the widget area has vanished.

    see screen grab: http://www.cookeatblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Screen-Shot-2012-06-29-at-2.21.14-PM.png

    I can no longer see the areas of my theme where I can add widgets. This has been working for many years but I'm unsure when it stopped working - I only recently tried to update the sidebar and found the issue.

    I have already tried the following:
    deactivating and re-activating all plugins
    re-installing latest version of WordPress
    re-installing the theme
    manually reinstalling the wp-admin and wp-includes folders

    None of these have made any difference.

    I CAN manually add items to the widget areas by enabling "accessibility mode", but I can't delete or edit any of the widgets as they don't appear anywhere. This offers no solution to the problem really.

    Can anyone shed some light on this issue? Anyone help!?

    Thanks :)

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Post a site url, then maybe, images are worthless.

  3. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There's nothing wrong with the homepage so a URL isn't much help. The problem is in the Dashboard. URL for site anyway: http://www.cookeatblog.com

    The image I gave a link to shows that there are no options for dragging widgets to on the right side.

  4. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    have you tried a different browser or even a different machine?

  5. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes. Have tried both different browser and machine. Always the same.

    Any other ideas?

  6. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you checked admin screen options?

  7. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes. As I mentioned earlier - the only option I get with screen options is to 'enable accessibility' mode. This allows me to add widgets to the sidebar but not in the normal way of dragging - it doesn't allow me the ability to edit their options or delete them either.

  8. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This might help clarify just what's missing...
    http://www.cookeatblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ceb_problem.jpg

    I have just updated both the the theme and the version of WordPress to be the current and still no sidebar widget options... I am concluding that the problem is probably with WordPress and not the theme. I have been using the theme Deadline for 2-3 years now without any problems.

    If anyone can give me a possible cause and fix this would be much appreciated. Without a fix, my sidebars are pretty much useless.

    Thanks :)

  9. mmozart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    3 months left since last post. I'm experiencing same problem :( Did anybody find the solution for the issue?

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. Your problem - despite any similarity in symptoms - is likely to be completely different.

  11. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My problem was sorted by deleting all the "inactive widgets" at the bottom of the widget area.

  12. mmozart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @heymrleej Which widgets you have deleted? Maybe one specific widget made this issue?

    @esmi Since the problem is not solved ( officially ) I think that might be good to continue with discussion here, isn't it?

  13. mmozart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Anyway, I'm unable to access available or inactive widgets area: http://pokit.org/get/?efdae9f88b0481b7d279311948639783.jpg :( esmi had a right, it looks like it is different kind of problem with the similar symptoms :(

  14. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree this is a good place to sort out the problem -

    There WAS one specific inactive widget which was the problem but can't remember.

    Go to "appearances" / "widgets", scroll down to 'Inactive widgets' and delete the widgets one by one, until the problem is sorted. It worked for me.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you all using the same version of WordPress on the same physical server hosted by the same hosts with the same plugins, theme & configurations as the original poster?

    No? Then your problem - despite any similarity in symptoms - is likely to be completely different. So please help us to help you and post a new topic when we ask you to.

  16. heymrleej
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Consider yourself told mmozart...

  17. crashnburn_in
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am on WP 3.5.1 MS Network and I had unmoving widgets and it got fixed only by the Google Plugin for WP

  18. fergerm
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am facing the same problem in my widget area. crashburn_in, could you please pass me the link for the Google Plugin for WP, please? As I cant find it.
    THanks in advance.

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