Widgets "Locked Down" - can't change (4 posts)

  1. mtskys
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello - I recently moved a wp site to a new host. When I moved it to the new host, I did have permission issues that I believe I have gotten set correctly. However, I have lost functionality of the widgets. The theme I was using had a default side bar screen, which I modified with moving around the different available widgets (text boxes, categories, etc). However on the new host, I can't "drag and drop" the widgets, it defaulted back to the authors default side bar and I can't change it. When I try to click and drag, the whole screen lights up like I am selecting text on the screen - hard to describe. I also cannot add new categories, the option just isn't there. I moved another site with the same template and did not have these strange issues. Thanks in advance.

  2. solarcrash
    Posted 8 years ago #

    same problem here, i can't edit or drag and drop any of the widgets now

  3. inntell
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just fixed mine. The way I did is Installed java from Sun's website.

    PS. First of all try to turn on Javascript. Go to menu bar Tools/Internet Option/Security/ then select Internet/Custom Level, and Enable Active Scripting.

  4. SoundTrip
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi inntell,

    Java has nothing to do with neither javascript or PHP. Most likely the thing that helped you was the change in active scripting which is an internet explorer option.

    Personally I prefer firefox. They likely use different versions of javascript.

    The issues noted above sound like a javascript issue but if it is indeed related to changing hosts I would suspect different versions of PHP or perhaps a difference in php safe mode operations. I have no answers here but wanted to correct the misinformation on Java being a solution to any problem noted above.

    Take care,

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