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  • When I try to re-arrange the widgets in the post or page edit, as soon as I update they return to the previous.

    It has become extremely irritating, as the way WP wants to arrange the widgets does not fit my logic.

    I guess it’s because I’ve locked some file somewhere. I just don’t know which one.

    Any ideas?

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    Hi esmi,

    yes and yes…
    I’ve de-activated all plugins – didn’t help…
    I’ve switched to Twenty Ten – didn’t help…

    I have several blogs on the same hosting account (HostGator) and this issue happens only at some of them. It very annoying πŸ˜‰ πŸ™

    Help much appreciated.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress?

    – increasing the memory available to PHP?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/253495#post-1017842

    – repairing your database?

    ad 1) followed the instructions given – didn’t help

    ad 2) re-uploaded admin/includes from a fresh download – didn’t help

    ad 3) increased the memory (wp-config.php) to 64Mb – didn’t help

    ad 4) checked the database. No error but run repair – didn’t help

    Do you want access to see what happens?

    Thank you once again πŸ™‚

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Does your database user have full privileges?

    Just checked to be sure, and the answer is yes…

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    It does sound like a db issue to me. Maybe a problem updating a record in the wp-options table?

    You lost me on that one….

    I’m just an average amateur trying my best πŸ˜‰

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    My best guess is that something is stopping the widget position data being stored in the database. Since you’ve ruled out a theme or a plugin as the possible cause, that just leaves the server or the database itself as the root of the problem.

    Have you noticed any other problems saving data – post updates, plugin/theme configurations etc?

    Hi esmi,

    Thank you so much for keep trying to help me.

    Actually i have just been told (yesterday) that my rss feed was corrupted too.

    I have worked all day yesterday and up until now to get hold on that problem – and with some luck…

    But, and perhaps you can help me with that too, of some reason when you try to subscribe to the feed, you are asked to log in ?!?

    I’ve tried to ask HostGator if it had to do with some server settings, and it seems not to be the case.

    It seems that some file has been password protected (I can access the feed if I’m logged in (Admin or subscriber doesn’t matters))

    Could the two cases be connected?

    I’m pretty desperate about the not working rss, so I open an other thread on this too, just in case you have no input on this.

    Once again, thank you for your efforts.

    The widget thing and the rss thing is NOT connected.
    I managed to solve the rss error and it didn’t solve the widgets thing.

    An other strange thing that has happened is, that when I add a custom field and click the button, the field get added but it doesn’t become visible until I update the post. If I delete it again, it disappears right away as it should.

    So far I haven’t noticed other problems than that.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Can you try installing a second copy of WP in a sub-folder and importing the posts from your current install into the new one? It might help to determine if this is a database issue.

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