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I just lost my widgets display and most of my themes - poof! Why?

  1. profitsforpartners
    Member

    For some reason, my wordpress blog site just stopped displaying the widgets, my gravatar, archives, links, etc. My theme has also switched to something else.

    Not sure what happended. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is lawprofitability.com.

  2. I lost several of my widgets too -- not all of them -- on one of my blogs (but not on the other). I still have the same theme, but it looks different. Help!

  3. You guys using the Cutline theme? It switched to a new theme - Coraline - and I and experiencing a world of formatting and display issues.

  4. Yes, using Cutline. How can it suddenly switch like that?! And what can we do about it?

  5. Nothing, apparently. I've sent emails to support (I got one from them last week, but was away). I've posted to a forum, read through a forum on this issue ... still nothing. I have noticed that the entire support staff are away on retreat - great timing!

  6. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    Announcements:
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/new-theme-coraline/
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/use-custom-css-and-cutline-please-test-your-site?replies=33

    Probable reason: a recent quarrel between WP and Chris Pearson, the original designer of Cutline and Pressrow.

  7. profitsforpartners
    Member

    Looks like we have no choice. I've looked at other threads in the posts and have made the changes from Cutline to the new Coraline theme. Took some time, and still need to work on some stuff, but it looks half decent now at least. Not happy about the surprise switch, though, for sure.

  8. Yeah, the surprise switch is completely unprofessional. This will take hours for me to fix. Just noticed that EVERYTHING I created (text, buttons, widgets, etc. etc.) is GONE. So upsetting that it's irretrievable. ARG.

  9. I HATE THIS NEW THEME !!! It got rid of all the formatting I had done, which took MONTHS of work. I may be switching to some other platform if my settings do not return to normal. What's the point? I can't be re-doing all my settings every time there is a change in settings. WTF??!!!

  10. Another unhappy camper here.

    I also don't like the fact that I now have a little statement underneath the blog's name, and could not find out a way to remove it.

    For someone who is HTML=challenged like me, it's not going to be easy to retrieve everything I had in the blog and is now gone.

    I realize that I don't need to pay a penny for having my site hosted, and of course it's a major bonus, but wow - talk about a shock!

  11. This is BS. Same thing for me. My Cutline is removed and I have some second rate format. And of course support is "working on ideas to make WordPress better."

    How about not charging me for video upgrades and then bump hours of work just before I publish an interview I have been working on for weeks, making me look like an idiot to those whoe read my blog. How about restoring my work to show some loyalty? How about a heads up?

    This gets fixed or I move on. I will begin to blog elsewhere with the inntent of ruining WordPress. I know I will not be alone.

    Get this fixed. That is if you are truly "checking in on the forums"

  12. Allright guys, apparently it's not so bad. I just went to my "Widgets" section. All the dissapeared widgets are stored under "inactive widgets". I just had to drag them to the sidebar once again, but it took almost no effort. Euupphh!! I thought I lost everything. Hope this helps.

  13. Hi, everybody. Sorry for any confusion the phasing out of Cutline for Coraline might have caused. We have more info about the switch here and here.

    Your blog's custom header, menus, and widgets should have transferred over seamlessly in the transition. If any widgets were deactivated they should be in your Inactive Widgets pane at Appearance > Widgets. Any custom text or settings should still be there.

    We're happy to help with any formatting issues you're experiencing.

    @sallybr A blank tagline in Settings → General will remove the description below your title. You can also now hide all the header text from Appearance → Header.

  14. And how do we know you're not suddenly going to make public any number of things that belong on the dashboard only? I've had to hurriedly remove what I didn't want in the public eye. And I've got three more blogs that haven't had the rug pulled from under their feet, yet. I can't sit here all night trying to limit the damage.

  15. Not happy about this either ... http://nobaddays.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/thank-you-wordpress/

    I know I'll get used to it and I like the look and options available with Coraline. I just wish I'd had more of a heads up!

  16. @bookwitch The change from Cutline to Coraline didn't make anything public that wasn't before. Which items did you have to remove?

  17. So not happy about having to spend time getting rid of widgets I never selected, then, one by one drag the widgets I used to have back to where they belong. And I agree there should have been some warning. I've usually been really happy with WP, but this seems like kind of major oops.

  18. We Volunteers and Staff are here to help with specific issues so if you need specific help please tell us what you need help with.

  19. Why has my blog theme changed to Coraline from Cutline. My blog looks completely different, does not appear to have a WordPress login, I have lost much of my formatting and information which I had spent much time on. Including advisory notices on content for legal reaosns, plus key background information.

    This is totally unacceptable,

    Plus this theme is not one I wish to have forced upon me, as it seems to have some severe limitations compared to Cutline.

    I am singualrly unimpressed by this.

  20. Your blog's custom header, menus, and widgets should have transferred over seamlessly in the transition. If any widgets were deactivated they should be in your Inactive Widgets pane at Appearance > Widgets. Any custom text or settings should still be there.

    We're happy to help with any formatting issues you're experiencing. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/i-just-lost-my-widgets-display-and-most-of-my-themes-poof-why?replies=19#post-494040

    If you have a CSS upgrade please see the special instruction in this sticky post http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/use-custom-css-and-cutline-please-test-your-site?replies=42

    Reference link: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/new-theme-coraline/

  21. The same thing has happened to me.
    I can't add widgets to my blog and some are gone.

  22. @red567do
    G'evening,
    If any widgets were deactivated they should be in your Inactive Widgets pane at Appearance > Widgets. Any custom text or settings should still be there. Have you looked there?

  23. I have found some of the widgets, but some formatting appear to be lost and initially it would appear some content.

    Furthermore, the way in which my links were set up has changed.

    All in all it would appear that I now have a lengthy job to sort out the blog settings and widgets, plus over the next few days I may well have to re-format many posts, because the line delinating block quotes has now gone, which will take me days to sort out, unless there is some master re-set.

  24. I am having a little trouble finding my flagcounter and another widget for the statistics I used to have there...

    would they be still in the inactive widget window?

  25. Hi Sally,
    Did you check in the Inactive Widgets pane? I'm asking because it's the only place they can be. lol :D

  26. forgot to thank

    @themeshaper: I could not erase the tagline in the header appearance, because that removed the title of my blog too, as if those two things were glued together

    but going straight to "settings" and deleting that line did the trick

    thanks - one problem solved, a few more to tackle... :-)

  27. Timethief

    I have made progress, all is not quite how I had it, but until I have more time it will suffice - I am still not sure about some aspects of the design.

    Incidentally I found that some widegst did not go to inactive, eg Vodpod, but the data was still there.

    My biggest problem now is the loss of the clear delineation of blockquotes, which is going to take a long time to fix and is a severe nuisance, as the previous feature enabled a reader to clearly see that an item was a quote.

  28. Thanks for that help, timethief, but I still can't INSERT any widgets into my new blog.
    Help?

  29. Unlike Cutline, there is now a line underneath every headline that says: "Posted on (date) by (my name)." I don't want that -- how can I get rid of it?

  30. @pan, I had the same thought as you:
    "Probable reason: a recent quarrel between WP and Chris Pearson, the original designer of Cutline and Pressrow."

    And I am wondering whether PressRow will be with us here at wp.com for much longer:
    http://changingway.org/2010/08/09/coraline-the-wordpress-theme/

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