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Can't Manage Widgets; Buttons Don't Work in 2.7-hemorrhage (22 posts)

  1. drew
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    On the widgets admin page (/wp-admin/widgets.php) the only buttons that are clickable are 'Search Widgets' and 'Save' for Samsarin PHP Widgets. The rest are unclickable and I am unable to add, remove, edit, and rearrange widgets. I tried deleting my widgets.php file and uploading the widgets.php from 2.6.1 and then from the svn repository for 2.7 and that did nothing.

  2. Jowy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm addressing this issue as well, i kinda tried on my own to edit code, replace stuff but unsuccesfully~

  3. Evita
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same for me with FF3.1 and IE7, but it works with Opera. For sure it´s a JavaScript issue.

  4. Works perfectly well for me in FF3 and IE7. Latest SVN, I just updated it from trunk right now.

  5. Evita
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well I think it depends on your own browser settings and also on the plugins used in WordPress - I´m using 24 plugins on a live blog with 2.7 and all of them are working without major problems. But I will update and see if widgets will also work for me.
    And let me say, 2.7 is very very cool, I love it. Great work of the team.

  6. drew
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks. I appreciate all your comments and to know that it's not just my blog is encouraging. After reading the comments above, I deactivated all my plugins and re-activated them in groups, and now the widget page is working normally.

    It first worked with all plugins deactivated and has continued to work as I've re-activated them. Hopefully, the same solution can work for the above affected.

  7. drew
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So Samsarin PHP Widget 1.3.2 seems to be the problem. Everything was working until I enabled it. Try just disabling it.

  8. Jowy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i dont have above plugin, disactivated/reactivate everything and it's still broken.
    Using Firefox 2.0.0.16 (i refuse to use FF3 atm)

    200% is some code getting in conflict with Ajax, had this issue before with Dashboard and a plugin

  9. Use the PHP Code Widget instead. It's simpler, but it gets the job done. And simple usually means "still works". ;)

  10. drew
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Works great! Thanks

  11. wizian
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having a similar problem with the plugin nextgen-gallery.

    The problem occurs on ubuntu/64bit/FF3, vista/FF3, xp/FF2
    No problem with vista/IE7 or xp/IE6

    Using wp2.7 from 2008-10-08

  12. Anatis
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've just installed 2.7 on a testblog.

    Is there a way to display both sidebars on the widget page (like in 2.3) so you can drag and drop between them?
    If not, then it needs to be there. HAS to be there. It's the single biggest complaint from all my users (I host multiple sites) and it's the number one reason for all of us to not upgrade to any new version so far.

    Sorry, but give me a damn good reason why we can't have the widget interface from 2.3 back?

    2.7 has a lot of improvements, but the widgets still suck the way they are. I want to see both sidebars at the SAME time, not switch between them. I want to be able to drag a widget from one bar to the other, into the position I want it.

  13. pawoodster
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm also having trouble managing widgets. It's a fresh install, well upgrade, and even with all plugins turned off and switching themes it's assuming there are 7 widgets enabled - pages, archives, search and three category widgets.

    Other widgets I can use, but these are assumed as being used but don't show up anywhere for me to deactivate or switch.

    I've also played with it in several browsers - all produce the same results.

  14. atomicfun
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i have the same problem pawoodster

  15. shellyd
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as pawoodster and atomicfun. i can't edit or move or remove several widgets - some of which i'm told are in use (they're not) and vice versa.... wha...?

  16. shellyd
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    btw, a screenshot:
    http://screencast.com/t/yceDbwybf3v

    This is with all plugins disabled, and using Opera, which i just installed for this purpose...

  17. andrewcc
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Javescript doesn't work on my 2.7 installation. That means widget management is difficult/impossible. I want it to sleek and slide like 2.6, but it seems the code isn't rhythming just yet! :(
    great thouhg, 2.7 is nice!

  18. drhill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    for me the upgrade from 2.3 to 2.7 was easy and error free - with the exception of 1 javascript I am running...still no answers or direction yet...is there any 'meeting place for wordpress / javascript issues yet?

  19. obragblog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had upgraded to 2.7.1 on a test site, everything was wonderful. I love the layout of the new interface. So I ugraded my live site, using the same theme, same plugins, same widgets, same host, same upgrade script.... must be something different somewhere. I lost ALL widget control, can't add, remove, save, tried to reset the widgets and then lost them all... finally did a roll back to 2.6. Widgets and widget controls are back on the live site. Same problem no matter what browser i try, dumped the cache, refreshed, rebooted, logged in, logged out.

    Why does it work on one site and not the other?

  20. paisleygoddess
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem, I can no longer "edit" my widgets...does this mean I need to go back to an older wp version?
    I deleted all my plugins but that didn't help.
    Is this an issue with 2.7.1?

  21. shellyd
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    paisleygoddess et al:

    check this thread:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/193453?replies=9

    the widget reset plugin linked there fixed my similar snag. make sure you grab all the text etc from text widgets and any other settings first, though. i didn't encounter the error that rparker points out in the thread, so can't speak to that.

  22. porge
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Theme Misty - Having the same problem. I've also been unable to click on text widgets to edit them. Just trying to build my blog and sorry to see this problem is common - will try suggestions and hope one of them works.

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