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Why won't my widgets show up?

  1. Why won't my widgets show up? I've recently changed my blogs theme and widgets that are still listed on my dashboards appearance section just aren't there. I've tried removing them and replacing them but nothing works. The theme says its has a spot for widgets, as most of them do. please help!

    The blog I need help with is brickbackground.wordpress.com.

  2. No content is ever lost when changing themes.

    Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes
    browse themes until you find one you like and click "activate"
    or type in the name of the theme you want to use and
    click the "activate" link when it appears

    After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.

  3. Thanks for getting back to me. My problem is that the widgets don't appear on my blog page when someone logs onto my blog to read content. Nothing on the sidebar to see, even though in the Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets section the widgets are listed as being visible. If you go to my blog page you should be able to see a search bar, blogs I follow, archives etc...

  4. There are several layouts you can choose from. http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/adventure-journal/
    If you choose to have a Full Width Template then there is no sidebar for widgets.

  5. Figured it out. Thanks! While I have your attention, my gravatar pic doesn't seem to want to stay activated? Also, I've tried to change all my notifications to one email but some still go to my old email address that I'm phasing out of my life? Am I missing something? I appreciate all the tips....

  6. Every WordPress.com username account is also a gravatar account and there is only one gravatar for each username account.
    http://blog.gravatar.com/2013/04/03/gravatar-and-wordpress-com-together-forever/

    See here please:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/blavatars/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/gravatars/

    Note: Gravatar images are cached and frequently take several days to display after a change. The first place they tend to display is here in the forums. Don't keep uploading or the time for displaying will move forward. If several days have passed and that change is not in evidence then post here for Gravatar support > http://en.gravatar.com/site/contact-us/

    One your own blog be sure you have selected your display preferences for gravatars and worked through all options here > Settings > Discussion from "Avatar Display __ Show Avatars " all the way to the end of the page and then click "save changes".

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