I have been searching everywhere for a solution to my widget problem. You obviously know widgets. I don't know if your widget would solve my problem or not.
I downloaded WP 2.5.1 a couple of weeks ago. I am brand new to blogging but have very basic html ability - no php at all. I decided on the Cutline 3 ColumnRight theme. I love everything about it except for the widget problem.
Those widgets that were included with the theme apparently all work. Plugins work, unless they involve a widget for a sidebar. A poster at support tried to help. None of his suggestions worked. He downloaded Cutline and it worked for him. Cutline is no longer supported, which seems strange as it's claimed to be the most downloaded theme.
I have started over several times. The install of WP was by the ISP, Bluehost.
On the dashboard's widget page, all installed widgets are listed on the left-hand side. You can add them to the right side but they disappear as soon as I save, refresh or view the page. They never appear in either sidebar. Should there not be a way of specifying in which column a widget should appear?
I am truly at a loss. I desperately need help. My blog is at: http://www.crawfordharris.com