Cannot edit Sidebar (4 posts)

  1. uri1090
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My blog -- http://mathventures.org/ -- (which is a 1&1 blog, namely, it is hosted and the blog software is provided by 1&1 web site hosting service) has a sidebar on the left with links to other pages, a calendar, external links, category list. etc. I created and edited this sidebar. it's been a while since I needed to update it. Now I discovered that I cannot edit it.

    So I searched the various settings of Site Admin to check if anything has changed. Under Presentations / Widgets I found the following message:

    "are seeing this message because the theme you are currently using isn’t widget-aware, meaning that it has no sidebars that you are able to change. For information on making your theme widget-aware, please follow these instructions."

    But I do have and can see the sidebar.

    I am using the Terra theme that is provided by the WordPress software.

    From the instructions the text refers -- http://automattic.com/code/widgets/themes/ -- it seems that the HTML code has to be edited.

    The problem is that even if I wanted to edit the HTML code of the sidebar, I have no way of accessing it.

    So what is the problem and how do I fix it?

    Note that since the software for this blog is provided automatically by 1&1, I have no way of upgrading it to the latest version.

    Thank you,


  2. shadow
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you saying you do not have access to your ftp? And you do not have access to your presentation panel?

  3. uri1090
    Posted 8 years ago #

    With respect to the "presentation panel", if you refer to the Presentation page in the site Admin, which has the sub-pages (1) Themes, (2) Widgets and (3) Header Image and Color, then I have access to it. I think that is where I was able in the past to edit the sidebar and now I can't. If "presentation panel" refer to something else, then I don't know what you mean.

    As far as FTP, as far as I know the answer is no -- 1&1, the hosting service does not expose to me and does not give me access to the directory where it stores the blog files.

  4. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you used their blog thingy... you are doomed.
    That's their own screwed-up "version" of WP, and you will never have access to your database either; e.g. for a backup or moving.

    I am sorry to bring the bad news but nobody should ever use that "blog" that they offer.

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