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  • I’m developing a new WordPress theme and suddenly the widgets closed automatically after drag and drop in the sidebar, i solved this problem by putting (ob_start();) at the beginning of (functions.php) and (ob_end_clean();) at the end of the file.

    But unfortunately this problem appears again and i googled it but i didn’t found solution (all developers talking about deactivate plugins and reactivate it), Actually i have no plugins unless default (Akismet and Hello Dolly) and both deactivated.

    thanks for help.

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  • Timothy Jacobs


    ob_start and the like are suppressing the errors in your code. Remove those lines and then in your wp-config.php file change the WP_DEBUG constant to TRUE. That should then give you some clue where your errors are coming from.

    thank you, there’s no bugs and i disabled all functions included too, But still not working.

    i had this same issue. resolved by removing a close php tag at the end of functions.php – not sure why that works to be honest as i’ve not dug any deeper, but hope it helps 🙂

    I’m also having this problem but I do not have a closing ?> tag in my functions file and I’ve turned on debug and found no errors. I drag widgets to the sidebar and they open for a quick second then close. I can open them by clicking “Save” but still not optimal. Can’t figure out what the problem can be.

    I would also like to point out that I’ve disabled all plugins and remove any custom code that I had previously (none of which had antyhing to do with the side bar, admin section, or widgets).

    If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic instead of tagging onto someone else’s topic.

    I am now closing this 9 month old topic as it references an older version of WordPress.

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