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Widget Plugin installation help

  • I followed the instructions at Automattic (http://automattic.com/code/widgets/use/) but its not working.

    Please help. Here are the details:

    I’m using K2 and WP2.x

    I downloaded the zip file ‘widgets’
    unzipped it
    uploaded files/folders as follows:

    rss.png went into: wp-includes/images
    scriptculous (folder) went into: wp-includes/js
    delicious.php ]\
    gsearch.php ] (inside ‘widgets’ folder) into: plugins
    widgets.php ]/

    the folders ‘classic’ and ‘default’ into ‘widgets’ folder (so they went to plugins as well)

    The reason I put the classic and default folders there is because it mentions in the instructions on the Automattic site to put all php in ‘widgets’ folder. And those two folders (classic/default) both contain php files.

    As well, I couldn’t put them where Automattic indicates in their tree graph because putting them in my themes folder would have overwritten the classic and default files there!


    Anyway, that is how its setup on my server. I went to the plugins and activated all 3 (widgets, gsearch and delicious).

    Then clicked on presentation.


    Its the same.

    Since I’m using K2 (which is widgetized) I wasn’t expecting that.

    So I switched to kubrick.



    Any ideas? All help appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  • Update: I tried the suggestion here:

    And put the default folder (w/php files) into the themes (that is I overwrote the two php files)



    uh, anyone?

    Same problem

    Don’t know if this is proper, but I just extracted the files into the plugins folder and moved the classic and default files to their themes folders.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)


    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    The classic and default are modified themes, they should replace the existing theme folders in the themes directory.

    If you’re not using the classic or default themes, then you will need to modify your theme to include support for widgets, or use another theme that has widgets support.

    I am having the same problem and all my themes do support widgets.

    have you activated the default theme?

    i got the same problem going on. i suppose i’ll try to contact automattic about it, considering there are a few people with the same issues. ive tried everything on my end that i can think of.

    ill letcha know if i find anything..

    well that was rather daft of me.. i figured it out.

    looks like it was just a question of copying the functions.php into the proper directory.

    i was using the fspring theme which is “widgets enabled.” however there was no functions.php included with the package. i didnt notice this and kept tinkering with sidebar.php

    all set now!

    I’m using the updated chaotic soul theme and I have downloaded the widgets file but still no widgets option on the Presentation bar?

    I think that the Widgets Plugin isn’t compatible with WP 2.1.

    Is there a solution anyone?

    Anything? Anyone?

    If I’m reading your first post correctly, I think the files are in the wrong places. Everything (except the classical and default folders) should be in a folder called “widgets” which is inside “plugins”, which is inside “wp-content”.

    wp-content -> plugins -> widgets -> scriptaculous

    Which means all the javascript files will be widgets folder as well.

    After uploading the files here, you will have to go to Admin -> Plugins

    and turn on each widget.

    Then go to Presentation -> Sidebar Widgets

    Then drag and drop the widgets you want on your page.

    “Sidebar Widgets” will only be turned on for themes with widgets.

    Cryptomnesia states that they ‘copied the functions.php’ into the proper directory.

    Where did you find it since it wasn’t included in the package. And what directory did you copy it to?

    I am relieved to see that there are others having the same prob.

    I installed everything correctly, I just don’t see Widgets under Presentation. 🙁

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