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

  1. I looked in the inactive widgets area...all my custom-made widgets under "text" widgets are gone. Luckily, I had copied all my html to a notepad document a while back..just in case I ever had to retrieve them again.

    I copied them from the notepad doc and pasted them into new "Text" widgets. Most of my little pics and buttons are there, but a few of the newest ones I made are gone. NOT in the inactive widgets area, I'm sorry to say.

    I only wish there had been some kind of heads up about the switch. Not cool.

  2. My posts have all been re-formatted to a center tab!? WTF? That's absurd....and no way to change them back short of going back and manually re-editing all 150 posts on my blog? And I know many blogs have a LOT more posts than me.

    Even my Sidebar Widgets are on center tabs now. This new Theme seems very poorly designed.

    If anyone knows how to remove the date and byline that now appears above each post, and how to return all my text to a (standard) left tab, please advise!

    Please count my vote as "UNHAPPY" with WordPress today.

  3. @andrew:

    "And I am wondering whether PressRow will be with us here at wp.com for much longer".

    That's a rhetorical question, right? (The first step was three weeks ago, when they removed Pearson's name from the Pressrow footer.)

  4. Hi!

    I'm having some problems with Caroline too. Since WordPress have changed one Theme to another, that i have been having problems with the Widgets. I can't remove three of them, that i don´t want to be there, and i'm trying to insert new widgets (both in primary widget area) but they don't appear im the blog preview. Someone can help me?

  5. Same here: all my widgets gone, chaos, some text widgets disappeared completely.

    Plus, I hate the Coraline theme. It's ugly...

  6. @Scott Hargis: So far, all I've been able to do to remove the unwanted "Posted by (and date") line above each post is to change my Gravatar from "my name" to "Author." Now it reads: "Posted on August 10, 2010 by Author." Certainly not the best solution, but better than having my name on posts I'd prefer be generically written, and better than having to constantly switch names on my Gravatar whenever I post on different blogs (I have 2).

  7. @Andrew: Matt confirmed last month that Pressrow was going too. Anyone currently using that theme should probably switch to another one asap.

  8. If any Sidebar Widgets disappeared after the theme switch they should be available at Appearance → Widgets in the Inactive Widgets pane. If they're not, or if you need help setting up any of your widgets again, let us know and we'll do what we can to help you out.

    For more information, please read the Cutline to Coraline FAQs.

    @scotthargis Removing "text-align:center;" from your Custom CSS will take care of that in a snap.

  9. @ themeshaper --

    Where? I found 6 places in the Custom CSS that contain that phrase; I changed them all to "text-align:left", then clicked "Preview". Nothing had changed.

    My posts, and also the links in my Sidebar are all Center-Aligned -- looks terrible! I appreciate any suggestions.

  10. Oh - I also tried must deleting the phrase "text-align:center" from the CSS -- that also didn't seem to change anything.

  11. @scotthargis Sent you an email reply -- CSS samples are hard to post here, and are can be long. :)

  12. Happy to inform I found my flag counter... :-)

    I would like some help with a small issue, though - the archives are not in the drop-down mode, instead all months are listed there, occupying a lot of space

    I could not figure out how to change it back to the way it was - is it possible in this new theme?

    Thank you

  13. @sallybr Yes, you can do that by going into Appearance > Widgets, open the Archives widget and check the box that says "Display as a drop down."

  14. @lance

    and one would think that someone with functional brains would be able to figure that out....

    :-)

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