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WordPress widgets not working (26 posts)

  1. sanoop4
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am not able to drag the widgets to sidebar in my wordpress blog. The wordpress version is 2.8.
    I just upgraded the wordpress version yesterday.
    Is there anything wrong with the upgrade? Please give give me an answer. Thanks in advance.

  2. robynann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    mine aren't either - I just did the new update about 5 mins ago..

    Robyn

  3. robynann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    in fact I have the tiny miced advanced and it's not even their evan when I updated the widget. also when I go to do a post my image doesn't show in my post only the html.. this version is so totally different.. is their a fix for all of this? I sure hope so

    Thanks
    Robyn

    blog

  4. robynann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just read all the fixes for this .. I uninstalled all my plugins, deleted the cache and it still don't work.. especially the tiny mce plugin.. not there.. help please someone!!

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try deactivating all plugins and check to see if this resolves the problem. If it does, the chances are that 1 or more of your plugins is currently incompatible with WP 2.8 and you'll need to wait for a plugin upgrade before using that plugin again.

  6. robynann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    my post above states that I had uninstalled/deactivated my plugins.. and nothing got resolved!

  7. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In Appearance->Widgets under Screen options, try the Enable Accessibility Mode.

  8. robynann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yes i've tried there also.. Now my new links are not working either.. I've been messing with the blog all day with no results and I'm quite frustrated. This morning my blog was working fine and then I update and I have nothing! this is an update? wow could have fooled me! I have a copy of my old blog can someone tell me how to put that back in please.. I will never do another update.. I have read all the other people having the same problems (there are quite a few) and noone can really give them a fix. just try this and try that.. once again it is for the people who are totally versed in changing their own codes.. who know css and php.. I think it is quite unfair the people like me who have bothered to learn the very basics of changing and redoing codes have to deal with this now.. yes I'm mad.. you people have worked very hard for a quality blog that I have been with for awhile never bothering you with questions always learning how to do it myself but this is too much! This time it is way over my head and many others it seems.. once again please someone tell me how to go back to my old version that I saved when doing the update..

    Thank you
    Robyn

  9. robynann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I guess noone is going to answer me because I spoke my mind.. sorry but it is extremely frustrating not having the blog and I'm losing money in my shop because of it. would you not get frustrated too?

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try installing the "Use Google Libraries" plugin. See if that fixes it.

    If that works, then you're having javascript compression issues. The plugin (among other things) disables that piece of 2.8.

    The new release of 2.8.1 will have some changes to correct the compression problems, for people who have the issue (it's relatively rare, only happens with certain servers and browsers, etc).

    On a side note, if an upgrade is going to make you "lose money", then I would recommend TESTING before installing new software first. Any shop that depends on a piece of software needs to have some form of quality control in place. WordPress is free software, no warranty. If it breaks, then that is your problem.

    So next time, have a test site up and running to upgrade and test first, before you upgrade your main "money-making" system, yeah?

  11. robynann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yes that is a good idea about a test site.. I have done so many upgrades in the past year and never ever had problems like this so I never thought of that.. I do not have the use google libraries plugin installed.. my main thing is that tiny mce is not working at all, and most of my widget even though I have uninstalled all of them and one by one put them back on will not work.. If someone can just tell me how to get my backup onto my ftp so I can go back to where I was before the update I would be grateful..

    Thanks

  12. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I do not have the use google libraries plugin installed.

    Yes, try installing it and see if the problems go away.

  13. Stevorino
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Temporarily until the problem is fixed you can click on "screen options" and then click enable accessibility mode. Now you will be able to add widgets. Inconvenient but it works.

  14. fusionpowered
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    is there any theme related code in your functions.php file? I found that if I had a space in the widget name that it wouldn't work (only when 'name' is a single string arg).

  15. alajoann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you, Stevorino! Enabling accessibility mode in screen options allows widgets to be moved and used as intended. (Not so inconvenient when compared to other solutions suggested!)

  16. CrazySerb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nope, using Google Libaries plugin didn't help.

    Nope, disabling all plugins didn't help.

    Nope, clearing out browser cache didn't help.

    And no, accessibility mode doesn't cut it as it takes 3-4 clicks to do what drag & drop used to do.

    Any other ideas?

  17. vlip
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i got the same problem,, @ wordpress Version: 2.8.4
    but is ee nobody get rid of this bug,, yet.

  18. gsakala9753
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same problem. Turn out is wasn't any plugins. I deactivated all plugins and still could not drag and drop widgets. I upgraded by theme (Thesis) to version 1.6 and voila problem solved. Currently running WP 2.85 and Thesis 1.6.

  19. eugenealegiojo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have same problem before. I've got it fixed by disabling the Accessibility mode under Screen Options. The problem started when I changed the chmod to 777 from 755.

  20. toki
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm running my website, http://www.weeqender.com on my own hosting using the latest wordpress version. I have the same problem but this solved it:

    In Appearance->Widgets under Screen options, try the Enable Accessibility Mode.

    Screen Options is a small gray button at the upper right part of your monitor. Instead of dragging, I'm now able to add the widgets to the sidebar by clicking on the "Add" link right next to the widget title.

  21. jhart
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am not able to drag the widgets to sidebar in my wordpress blog. The wordpress version is 2.9. Is anyone else having the same issue? Thanks

  22. mbermas
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The screen options won't work for me either, so what I did was...
    1. Be sure you are on the widget page
    2. Append ?widgets-access=on to the end of your url.
    3. Enter

    The above forced enable-accessibility to be turned on.

    I hope this helps.

  23. tabaluga72
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same problem, and even more...

    A lot of things are not working well actually. Not only the widgets. Sometimes I get a blank page for no reason.

    The Dashboard page stays for 2 seconds and then blank page...

    The visitor side of the blog is kind of having some problem too. There is a slideshow and now for 1 or 2 seconds you can see all pictures.

    I tried all possible fix.

    I installed a new wordpress on the same "website", and I have a blank page straight after the login.

    The thing is that it happened like that.

  24. tabaluga72
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    some update : I tried to install the 2.9.1 version of wordpress on different directories of my website, still blank page after 2 seconds after install.

    But if I desactivate javascript, there is no problem.

    So it looks like a javascript problem

    Any idea about how to fix that?

  25. tabaluga72
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If it could help to anyone.

    The problems came from some statistics option I enabled on my server side. They were "puting" some script everywhere.

    I disabled it and since all is working perfectly.

  26. Metahuman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay! Guess what? I had the same problem with my theme - Thesis 1.7 + WP 2.9.2. I did what was described in http://wordpress.org/support/topic/282484?replies=25#post-1362363 and it solved my problems! Apparently the accessibility wizard is now turned off. But it is fine with me as long as it works! :-)

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