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  • gsakala9753


    I’m using PHP Version : 5.2.6. and version .77 tabbed widgets

    Category Cloud widget version 1.7 and MailPress version 1.91 do not show in the list of available widgets to add to Tabbed Widget.

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  • gsakala9753


    I’m having the same problem with TwitterTools and especially Ajax Calendar 🙁 Hope this one can be solved soon….

    same with:

    Miniposts is working after a refresh,
    WP-Wall still isn’t showing up though

    Would be great to get an update of that soon – PLEASE 😉

    Yep, needing the same, Categories not showing up. Tried to fix it by putting in the wp_list_categories code in a text tab then including that but even that doesn’t come up. Bit frustrating with what is otherwise a great bit of pluggage.

    Right, seen what’s going on now.

    1. You should have edited your functions.php so it looks something like this:

    if (function_exists('register_sidebar')) {
        'name' => 'sidebar',
        'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="%2$s box">',
        'after_widget' => '</div>',
        'before_title' => '<h3>',
        'after_title' => '</h3><ul class="link-list">',

    2. In your normal widgets page you’ll notice there’s an additional sidebar in the dropdown menu on the right called ‘Invisible Widget Area’. Select this, drop the widgets you want to use in your Tabbed Widgets (i.e. the ones that aren’t showing up). Now save that.

    3. Now go to the ‘Tabbed Widgets’ page under Appearance. Select one of the dropdowns and hey presto – there are your elusive widgets you were after.

    4. You’re welcome.

    James, thank you very much for answering these questions.

    I know this approach sounds a bit complex, but the reason why you need to add widgets to the invisible sidebar is because most of them require some custom configuration (settings) and it would be even more frustrating if you didn’t know where to alter those settings for a widget that you just added to a tabbed widget.

    But still.. even when the widgets are included in the invisible area some don’t show up in the pulldown menu of tabbed widgets. See above for the problem makers 😉

    I’m also seeing at least one plugin (Top commentators) that does not appear as a selection for a tabbed widget even though I added it to the invisible widget area. Also a bit concerned because I DO see entries for widgets that I’ve deactivated and deleted.

    I’d love to use this widget, but I think it needs to be updated to allow all widgets and not display any that are deactivated\deleted. Also, if we need to add widgets into a fake sidebar, lets call that “Tabbed Widget” or something more accurate than invisible widget area?

    HELP! I don’t see the Write, Manage, Design… tabs. And only a few widgets show up in the lists. How do I make the Recent Posts, Most Commented and WP-Polls to show? Help!

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