Can’t Enter Data Into Text Widget; It Just Disappears

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  • #236542

    wordsmth
    Member

    My problem is every time I try to edit the Text Widget, it just disappears.
    (1) I click on “Text Widget” to add a text widget.
    (2) The widget appears on my sidebar.
    (3) I click on [edit] on the widget.
    (4) The widget vanishes.

    How do I edit my newly added text widget?

    #236729

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Can we have a link to your blog? The one linked in your username is not a wordpress.com blog.

    If you are hosted here, what browser are you using?

    #236746

    coolsmurf
    Member

    it happens with ie 7. if that’s the case, use firefox.

    #236748

    dxmaniacy2j
    Member

    yeah i have the same problem. I know its IE 7 doing it but i dont want to change to firefox. IE 7 pretty much hates WP. =(

    #236791

    hillelstoler
    Member

    This is what you should do (it works for me at least):

    You will need to add an additional step to your list:

    (2.5) Click “Save Changes” (the button below your widgets) and you will get an empty text widget.
    (3) Now click on [edit] on the text widget and everything will be okay.

    Hillel :)

    #236970

    That doesn’t work for me either. I am trying to paste code for a “Share This” button. First the text box disappears. So I Save the new text box first, then go in to edit it. Whether I choose Change or Save or both, the contents disappear. I am SO frustrated. I am trying to stick it out, but as a recent convert, I guess I am used to Blogger.

    #236971

    firepeny88
    Member

    I agree with hillelstoler that problem has happened to be before do I used that source and it worked.
    It’s a bug that happens to me all the time! :(

    #236973

    felicityme
    Member

    same here :(

    #236974

    vivianpaige
    Member

    turtlestravel – what code are you trying to post for the “Share this” button? If it contains javascript or frames, it will not save the contents.

    #236997

    drendel
    Member

    So how do you paste javascript or frames or forms. I would like to add an autoresponder capture fields.

    #236998

    wpvstp
    Member

    How do you add javascript or iframes or forms? You can not add javascript or iframes or forms to blogs on wordpress.com.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/javascript-can-i-use-that-on-my-blog/

    #237009

    sintro
    Member

    hillelstoler’s thing worked. Yay. THANKS ALOT HILLELSTOLER!

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