How to move the location of the widget sidebar in the appearance? (9 posts)

  1. racas01
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    I am starting a version of my blog in a different language (arabic). In the admin area/appearance the side bar widget is really a pain in the neck, especially when i need to modify any widget code and i open it. check it here.

    Help guys. PLEAASE.

    Maybe the solution is to change its location to the left side? how can i do that?

  2. Drew Jaynes
    Docs Czar
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi racas01,

    It looks like the widget is opening off screen on the right, is that what you're concerned with?

  3. racas01
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Drew,

    exactly my problem. Do you have any idea on how to fix it?

  4. Drew Jaynes
    Docs Czar
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It seems like your locale isn't set properly. If you're using the Arabic language, your Dashboard should be Right-to-left, which looks like this: http://cl.ly/image/3w0l041C3v1R

    Are you on the latest version of WordPress (3.5) and have you tried:

    • Deactivating all plugins
    • Changing to the default theme

    I don't have a lot of experience with RTL, let me see what I can find out for you.

  5. racas01
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's it Drew. I am not really into it also. it is a sub-blog. but this makes it super difficult to work with.

    I really appreciate your help.

  6. Drew Jaynes
    Docs Czar
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It seems like maybe you need to add an rtl.css file to your theme. You can find more information about this here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Right_to_Left_Language_Support

    Let me see if I can find somebody who knows more about RTL.

  7. Drew Jaynes
    Docs Czar
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Another thing you can try is in your wp-config.php file, the language is specified via define('WPLANG', 'ar');. Look for that and add this after it:

    $text_direction = 'rtl';
  8. Sergey Biryukov
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Drew's screenshot looks proper.

    I've downloaded Arabic language files for WordPress 3.5 from http://ar.wordpress.org/, and the Widgets screen looks like this in RTL: http://i46.tinypic.com/2zyzon9.jpg.

    You should try deactivating all plugins and switching to the default theme.

  9. racas01
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll try it Drew and come back to you later on. hope it works.

    Is it a must to deactivate all the plugins Sergey?

    Anyway, guys thanks a lot for your assistance. Here's a bit of lol for you link redacted

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