Support » Plugin: Custom Sidebars - Dynamic Sidebar Widget Area Manager » Sidebars lost after Update on 5.7

  • Resolved msteidl


    We updated a client site to WordPress 5.7 and after doing this, all content in Custom Sidebars gets lost.

    Sidebars itself are still there, but we do not see the custom content that was originally included in those sidebars.

    Unfortunatelly, client noticed this only four weeks after updating the site, so we do not have any backup to restore this.

    Is there any possibility to get Sidebar Content back or is this lost forever?


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  • Plugin Author WebFactory


    Sorry to hear that. The only hope I’d have is to open up the database and look for those widgets in the WP options table. Maybe they’ve been orphaned in one of the option entries and you’ll be able to get them back. That’s the only place to look. The easiest way to find them would be to search for some very specific string you know existed in the widgets before.

    Thread Starter msteidl


    WebFactory – Just in case I’ll find it – how do I get them back working?

    Plugin Author WebFactory


    I don’t know of any automated way to do it. The safest bet is to manually copy/paste things and create new widgets.



    Try adding

    add_filter( ‘gutenberg_use_widgets_block_editor’, ‘__return_false’, 100 );

    to your functions.php

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