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  • I’ve found a couple of other threads with similar titles, but they don’t seem to be about the same issue that I have.

    When I edit or add a widget, sometimes one or more widgets that have been placed in the sidebar just disappear. It doesn’t always happen, and I can’t spot a pattern. I’ve had to start keeping a log of all the code and settings for every widget, as I often have to re-install them all.

    I’m almost certain this is to do with running Widget Logic and PHP Code Widget plugins. I’m in the process of testing variations of deactivating and activating these, but I thought I’d see if anyone has encountered and maybe solved this?

    The other hope is that the new widgets system in 2.8 might smooth things out…

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  • i’m not aware of this problem – if you do find it goes without Widget Logic active, let me know asap.

    I am having the same issue. The widget logic is NOT working period. As soon as I add it the widget dissapears. If I copy the code inside of the widget, create a new one and leave out the widget logic it works fine. This is BOTH on 2.7 and 2.8 code. It was happening the last 10 days or so for me. Very odd issue. I am trying to have homepage only links also and its not working well.

    I’m having this issue after just upgrading to WP 2.8, only the last added/edited PHP Code widget will be displayed on the blog.

    I have been having this problem on one of our Blogs too!
    Not got to the bottom of it yet.
    We keep seeing widgets disappear, we put them back and they seem there, then they disappear again – it’s bizzare!

    My widgets are still there, but I can’t “open” them up and change their settings. After reading this I’m afraid to add any new widgets to test the situation.

    Not sure letting you all know I am having the same issue will help but here I am letting you all know I have the same issue.

    Is there another plugin like this or another one similiar to widget logic I could try?

    Samsarin PHP Widget seems to be the same as PHP Code.. I will try it and let you know if it works.

    Samsarin PHP Widget does not work either.

    I’m seeing the same thing that johnh10 describes. I just upgraded to 2.8.

    Only the last added/edited PHP Code widget will be displayed on the blog. I’m not using Widget Logic. And if I refresh the Widgets page (Appearance > Widgets), then all but the last of the PHP Code Widgets disappears from the Widgets page, as well.

    ok. trying to break this down…

    on 2.7.1 i am not seeing any generic problem with either widget logic or php-code-widget (there are a couple of known special case issues for both plugins that are not interesting).

    BUT on 2.8, even in the beta, i can see there does appear to be a problem with widget logic. boy do i feel stupid for not checking this earlier *blush* (there may well be an issue with php-code-widget, but I’ll leave that to otto)

    i’ve had a few beers, so not in the best of places to fix this now, but I will try to get a fix by the weekend. I just have to work out what’s new in 2.8.

    it LOOKed the same 🙁

    (it’s some consolation to me that it works in the 2.8 but non-javascript interface – so there’s just something new in the ajax-iness to code for/capture…)

    looking back at some of the posts here, i wonder if most of them aren’t actually about php-code-widget and i got confused eg when itzsnider says

    The widget logic is NOT working period. As soon as I add it the widget dissapears. If I copy the code inside of the widget, create a new one and leave out the widget logic it works fine.

    is that widget logic as in Widget Logic for the Widget Logic plugin, or is it more generically ‘logic’ in terms of code used in the php-widget?

    Anwyay, i’ve found the problem with Widget Logic not saving changes in the new interface and think i have a fix. there’s a new filter to catch widget_update_callback. it might be that simple. will play around and get an update very soon now.

    I’m having this problem too. So is downgrading to a lower version of word press an option until this problem is fixed?

    Okay still having issues after downgrading the Widget Logic plugin. I do NOT use the php widget so that is not the issue at hand for me at least.

    Widget Logic is broken – the plugin that is. That is why I am posting here.

    you downgraded to WP2.7 or an earlier version of WL? does the problem persist with the default theme?

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