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[resolved] Widgets won't drag and drop in Sidebar (20 posts)

  1. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am unable to drag any available widgets into the sidebar on the Widget page. Any pointers?

  2. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you have FireBug installed and enabled? FireBug and the WP backend do not get along well at all. The clash makes the widget page almost unusable.

  3. Tara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does your theme support widgets?

    The default theme Twenty Ten does support widgets. So, to rule out any theme-specific issue, momentarily switch to the default theme and see if you can drag any available widgets into the sidebar.

  4. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I do not have FireBug installed.

    I am using StudioBlue 1.0 by Elegant WordPress Theme

  5. Tara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ LeilaJo:
    have you tried the troubleshooting step I suggested above?

  6. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I followed your suggestions switched to Twenty Ten and tried again - widgets still won't drag.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

  8. rsgrone
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You need to either restart your php, or restart your webserver... when that happens, it means that php is hung and/or throwing errors...

    what type of server do you have, or better asked, do you have access to either one of the two above?

  9. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I deactivated the plugins - am now able to drag and drop widgets into sidebar. Thank you.

    But the widgets are not showing on my site. Am I missing something obvious here?

  10. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    FireBug is a Firefox extension, not a theme, and it produces much the symptoms you described. That you didn't recognize it tells me that's not it :)

    Do your widgets have the words 'add' or 'edit' written in the left top corner?

  11. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @apljdi As you can tell, I am not the most tech-savvy user out there :)

    The widgets do not have 'add' or 'edit' in the left top corner. Since deactivating the plug-ins (see @esmi comment), I have been able to drag them to the sidebar menu on the Widget page.

    Now to figure out why they are not appearing on my site!

  12. rsgrone
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    why don't you check your error logs (php) or ask your host to check them for you.. the php error log will tell you everything you always wanted to know about what is going on with your wordpress blog...

  13. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @rsgrone Your suggestion may be too technical for me to follow by myself. Where do I locate the error logs?

  14. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The reason you could not drag and drop is that a plugin or combination of plugins was interfering with your javascript. Almost all the functions in the dashboard are controlled by java.

    Add your plugins back one-by-one until your blog breaks. You will then have the culprit and can look for a different plugin to accomplish what you want to do.

  15. Tara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    as @rsgrone suggested, ask your hosting provider to check them for you

  16. rsgrone
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    do you have access to your server? Ok, lets start out with the basics, who is hosting your wordpress blog? Do you have your own server, virtual private server, or access to something like C-Panel for your site?

    If you do not have any of the above then, contact your hosts tech department, and ask them to check the error logs for you....

  17. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just to be clear to everyone of the thread - I have resolved the drag and drop issue with the widgets. Now I'm just trying to get them to appear on my site.

    @rsgrone I am hosted by BlueHost and do not have my own server. I can access C-Panel but am not confident to go rooting around in there by myself.

  18. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What is your URL?

  19. rsgrone
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh... it's no big deal... login to the C-Panel and either use file manager to browse for your log files, or login to myphpadmin (I am going to guess you can do that since, you had to make a database to use with wordpress) and check logs there....

    Even better I would Google something like "WordPRess Bluhost cannot access widgets" or something like that... I do not use Bluhost, I have my own server however, to resolve this issue you will need to either restart php, or simply reboot/restart your webserver... how to do that would be as easy as logging into the Bluhost site and viewing the FAQ's or calling the helpdesk...

    Which plugins where ou running?

  20. LeilaJo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @kmessinger http://www.craftingthesacred.com

    @rsgrone Thanks for the encouragement. I will set aside some time tomorrow to follow your suggestions.

    I have the following plugins:
    All in One SEO Pack
    AStickyPostOrderER
    cforms
    Constant Contact Widget 2.0
    Google Analytics for WordPress
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Limit Posts
    My Calendar
    My Category Order
    My Page Order
    Page Links To
    SexyBookmarks (by Shareaholic)
    ShiftThis | Order Pages
    Social Media Widget
    WordPress Related Posts
    WP-PageNavi

    Again, thank you everyone for your help - I appreciate all your time and energy. These Forums are amazing.

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