Support » Plugin: Display Widgets » Version 2.0 with WP 3.8 doesn't work

  • Hi,

    I’m using Display Widgets plugin for some time now, and today I noticed that all setting options on widget display have disappeared and non of my conditions are showing.
    On one of my clients’ site, setting options are showing, but causing the entire sidebar to disappear. Only when I disable it, sidebar shows again.

    Looks like it needs some bug fix.

    If anyone has an idea on how to solve these issues, please let me know


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  • I’ve got the exact same issue, in the latest version 1.24, moving from 1.23

    I’ve just pasted the display-widgets.php code from previous version, 1.23, directly into the pluging edit screen as a workaround.

    I would suggest you do something similar and roll back to a version you know that works. Depending on the changes that were made between the versions you should be ok just doing that for the time being, then the next update will overwrite it again.

    This is assuming you didn’t take a backup before updating of course.

    I downgraded to V1.24 and it woks fine now.

    You can find previous versions’ files here

    Plugin Contributor Steph Wells


    Please try 2.01 and let us know if you still have trouble.


    I just upgraded to V 2.02, and still same problem.


    v2.02 fix worked for me, thanks 🙂

    I installed the latest version and it continues to break my site (causes home page slide show and content to disappear — thinking it’s the conditional request). It’s such a great plugin, hope this is remedied soon.

    Plugin Contributor Steph Wells


    For those still having trouble, can you see if it works on your site to change ‘wp_head’ on line 37 to ‘plugins_loaded’ or ‘after_setup_theme’?

    Neither ‘plugins_loaded’ nor ‘after_setup_theme’ replacing ‘wp_head’ on line 37 in add_filter function doesn´t work for me (using WP 3.8 and Display widgets 2.02)

    Definitely broken… upgraded the plugin and while all information is still within the admin — nothing (on the sidebar) is publishing on the site landing pages… fortunately I had a back-up to be able to revert back to the last Display Widget release.

    I changed wp_head to after_setup_theme in line 37 and that fixed the issue I was having (category terms not showing in widget list).

    Running latest version of WP and the Genesis Framework.

    Plugin Contributor Steph Wells


    @carrie, thanks for trying it, and thanks for the feedback.

    It would be very helpful for someone still having trouble to send me admin access. I can’t fix anything unless I can see it.

    @sswells – I’m not sure how to private message, but if you contact me via web form at, I’ll set you up with admin access on a dev site.

    Plugin Contributor Steph Wells


    Oh, sorry, I thought it was in this topic. You can send access info to steph at

    The issue I’m having is when I drag a widget into the widget area and immediately start ticking checkboxes for pages on which it should appear and click Save all the checkboxes clear, but after that I can tick the checkboxes and click Save and they stay checked.

    So, before the first save the plugin doesn’t remember the choices. After clicking Save once, it starts working.

    Hi, I am also having problems with the Display Widget plugin; the widgets are displaying correctly for me on the website, but I cannot change where they display because the check boxes are not showing up.

    Also, somewhat related, I wasn’t able to edit my widgets at all so I deactivated all of my plugins and then systematically reactivated them. Google Analyticator is the culprit.

    I don’t know if the two problems are related.

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