Accidentally deleted pages widget

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  • #542503

    Help! I accidentally deleted my Pages widget, and I need it back! I looked around for an Undo or a widget trash bin, but no luck. I searched the forum but no luck. I hope it’s somewhere. I suppose I can easily recreate it, but it would be better if I can recover it. I am using Coraline.

    My blog is http://forestprotectiontbmavengers.wordpress.com/

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

    #542643

    timethief
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    No problem. Go here and reinstall it > Appearance > Widgets
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/pages-widget/

    #542646

    timethief
    Member

    Also check under “Inactive Widgets” in case you didn’t actually delete it.
    > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets

    #542652

    Thanks, but that was the first place I looked. I dragged the pages widget back to the widget area, but it was blank, i,e., it wanted me to create a NEW widget. I tried to type in the name of the specific widget (TBM Pages) but I was afraid to save it in case it overwrote the previous one. It’s not in the other area, either, so i guess it’s gone.

    #542653

    Those “Delete” and “Close” commands are TOO CLOSE for comfort!!!

    #542725

    timethief
    Member

    Was it a Text widget with your own content in it that you deleted? I’m asking because if it was one of the other widgets it would automatically update eg. Recent Posts, Categories, Archives, Recent Comments, Links, etc. will auto update after you place them in the sidebar again.

    #542800

    It was the Pages widget, not a Text widget. I can recreate it without too much trouble, maybe an hour, then I will be VERY careful from now on.

    #542803

    timethief
    Member

    I’m so glad to hear it wasn’t a special Pages widget you created by using a text widget. The Pages widget will auto-update. Best wishes with your blogging. :)

    #542854

    I found it! I just created a new Pages Widget with the same name, saved it, and voila!, there it was. (I was afraid to do this for fear of overwriting the data.) All of the exclusion numbers were also present. A lot of worry for nothing, still, this may be of help to others.

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