Widgets unavailable network wide in Multisite? (9 posts)

  1. maltamario
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When I'm logged in as admin I can see the widgets menu in the administration area. But there's no widget menu for regular users. Do I have to enable widgets somewhere so non-admin users can edit and use them?

  2. No, it's a theme edit capability. I believe they would need to be a local (per blog) admin to see the widgets, unless you use a role manager to grant them more access.

    Why do they need to get at the widget?

  3. See:

    Yes, they have to be an admin. Editors, Contributors and below never see the widget menu. Not even on single install.

  4. maltamario
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh sorry, yes that's what I mean. The admin's per blog can't see a widgets menu. Only me as super admin can see it. It seems weird but you don't know of a setting anywhere that I turned that off at some point do you?

  5. no, there's no setting for this.

    Switch to the twentyTen theme. Do the widgets show now? (And make sure they are visiting the right blog)

  6. leonardobertolo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi everyone, I'm having the same problem here... As a blog admin I can't see neither Widgets or Menus or Header (for example usaing TwentyTen theme) and as site SuperAdmin I can see those options.
    I have a lab where I try the settings before going into production.
    To migrate from 2.9.2 to 3.1.3 (as of today) I use this reference http://developersmind.com/2010/05/12/upgrading-wordpress-mu-2-9-2-to-wordpress-3-0-beta-with-multisite/

    Notice that I have in production a WPMU 2.9.2 and can't migrate to WP 3.1.3 because of this... so pleeeease help me!

    Thanks in advance,

  7. The twenty ten theme should just work.

    check for edit_theme_options as the capability on that menu item.


  8. leonardobertolo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Andrea, thanks for your reply.
    I recently tried installing a brandnew WP 3.1.3 and enabled multisite, created a blog (uno.example.com), then created an admin for that blog (name: adminuno, without SuperAdmin privileges) and enabled gloablly the TwentyTen theme.
    When I logged in with that admin user (adminuno) I can see under Appearances, the options Menu, Widgets, Header, etc...
    Do you think it is something related to a parameter inside the database?
    Is there a way to migrate 70+ blogs in a painless way?
    Thanks again!

  9. Did you check for the possibility it could be a plugin? I have upgraded a few sites from the old mu to 3.0+ and the users could access widgets & things fine.

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