Support » Plugin: Custom Sidebars – Dynamic Widget Area Manager » Updated to WordPress 3.5 today. Sidebars will not open/collapse

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  • After deactivating Custom Sidebars plugin, I’ve managed to edit some existing widgets. Once reactivated the plugin, everything seems to work fine with the changes made.

    Of course, this trick doesn’t work to create new widgets and assign them to the custom sidebars.

    Thank you but the problem was not with custom sidebars, It was a error with the plug-in “Smart Slideshow Widget.”


    I don’t use Smart Slideshow Widget plugin. So, I think this issue can not be considered as resolved.

    Have you deactivated your plugins (one by one) to see if this resolves your issue? This worked for me.

    I deactivated all my plugins before upgrading to WordPress 3.5, and then I activated them one by one. As soon I get some time, I will follow your advice, beggining from Custom Sidebars.

    Even with no plugin active, Custom Sidebars breaks WordPress widgets managing system. It’s a shame, but I’ll have to find an alternative.

    Is there an update for the template (If you purchased one) for your website? Sometimes that could be the issue. I use custom sidebars on 4 different sites and am having no issues. btw, What is your website?

    Thank you very much for your interest, Drew. This is my website: I wrote about Custom Sidebars plugin some time ago:

    To check your suggestion, I’ve done two things:

    1. I’ve activated Twenty Twelve Theme, default WordPress 3.5 theme in La Bitácora del Tigre; the problem persists. Then, I’ve reactivated my theme, a child theme based on Hybrid, by Justin Tadlock.

    2. I’ve installed Custom Sidebars in another web site (a test site): I’ve made a custom sidebar for single posts and pages (look, for example, at It works fine.

    The conclusion seems very clear: there’s a conflict between Custom Sidebars and some plugin installed in the first site. By the moment, I haven’t been able to identify which, but I’ll try again. Any idea to find the culprit?

    Again, thank you for your help.

    Problem fixed:

    1) I have deleted my custom sidebar and created a new one, a sidebar for individual posts and pages.

    2) Then, I have recreated all widgets originally belonging to this custom sidebar. Fortunately, before upgrading to WordPress 3.5, I had made a backup of all widgets by means of plugin Widget Settings Importer/Exporter.

    3) I’ve had to recreate the logic of some widgets (I use Widget Logic in association with Custom Sidebars). It’s not a simple task, but after a while of trial and error, I’ve got it.

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