Current Issue: Cant remove or configure widgets

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  • #19293

    drmike
    Member

    Bumping this up to Current Issue status.

    If you are having an issue with removing your widgets, please note the following:

    1) If you have all of the widgets used, there is an outstanding bug concerning this. Try this solution.

    2) If just just can’t remove a widget from your sidebar, please follow Podz’s suggestion:

    Please do try dragging the widget to the bottom left corner of the ‘Available Widgets’ box.

    #19294

    sperolaus
    Member

    I am unable to move any widgets while in Presentation/Sidebar Widgets. None of the above suggestions work. Also, I cannot configure any of them. Furthermore, if I access the page with Firefox 1.5.0.4, my widgets for Sidebar 1 appear behind the creme colored “Default Sidebar” box rather than below it.

    #19295

    podz
    Member

    sperolaus – they move correctly for me with the same browser. Are you running any other extensions which could interfere? What other browsers have you tried?

    #19297

    sperolaus
    Member

    Firefox and IE

    #19298

    sperolaus
    Member

    I just changed some security settings in my Internet Options, and that only changed one thing; namely, I can now drag the widgets. Clicking on the Configure box still does nothing, and the page display is still out of wack.

    #19301

    drmike
    Member

    I noticed when I mucked around with it yesterday when removing a widget and bringing it back to the pool of widgets, if the one your dragging moves the other widgets out of the way, then it will always drop when you let go.

    Does that make any sense?

    #19302

    maximilion
    Member

    Don’t know if this is the right thread, but…

    I started with the Quentin scheme with a little calendar and a blogroll, the default stuff. I wanted to customize the sidebar, so I clicked Presentation/Sidebar Widgets and the box where you drop your items was empty. So I drag a calendar, categories and some other items into it and chose View Site. The Calendar is displayed, but it sticks out below the beige square it’s supposed to sit in.

    Tried to drag it out of the sidebar and add it again, but the same problem persists.

    Is there any way to correct this manually? The sidebar is done, the only thing I’d change would be the little text widget at the bottom.

    The blog is maximilion.wordpress.com.

    #19314

    mastershake
    Member

    ok i am having problems adding widgets…to my knowlegde the blogs here can do widgets…correct?(just wanna make sure)

    anyway i looked on this site to add some widgets to my blog

    http://widgets.wordpress.com/

    i download the widgets and open them i get a php file (should these be the files i need?)

    so then i go to presentation > Sidebar widgets…add a text widget and enter a title then copy and pasted the contents of the php file in to the new text widget…

    i save then go to to view the site all i see on the text widget is the contents of the php file (scripts,code,texts,etc.)but its not the widget…can any one help please i like word press alot…(btw i just deleted my blogger account to come here…please help me)…

    i tried it like this because of these pictures on this site

    http://automattic.com/code/widgets/

    thx…

    #19315

    andy
    Member

    Sorry, no… you can’t past PHP code into widgets on WordPress.com. You can’t add any widgets here actually. We take care of all of that stuff for you. If you must have a blog with your own collection of widgets, you’ll have to host it somewhere else and we’d be sorry to see you go.

    #19370

    jnavia
    Member

    I have tried the above suggestions to remove a widget (Recent posts) from my Connections theme. When I move the widget to the bottom, left-hand corner (or anywhere else for that matter) of the Available Widgets box, it doesn’t change shape. It doesn’t remove the widget. I used both Firefox and IE (latest versions).

    I tried deleting all but one widget (Pages) and the Recent posts were no longer on the sidebar. Then I added each widget back and viewed my site. The Recent posts didn’t show up until I added the RSS widget. I tested it a couple times: If I add teh RSS widget, that is added to the sidebar, but the Recent posts are also added to the sidebar, right below the RSS widget.
    Site: http://wrltechserv.wordpress.com/

    I really don’t want the Recent posts on the sidebar, but I do want the RSS widget there. Any way to fix this?

    #19379

    jnavia
    Member

    It’s been three weeks since I posted this, and I have not received a reply, so I’m posting again. Can someone please help? Thanks-

    #19380

    podz
    Member

    Could you send a feedback in?
    I suspect it’s a browser issue but I need more details.

    #19424

    barokah
    Member

    I’m also having problem to remove the widgets. Trying drag to left side but still same. Please help.!

    #19425

    raincoaster
    Member

    Have you sent a feedback in? When you do that they get all the info about your browser and computer so they can help you better.

    #19426

    barokah
    Member

    Support is closed today.

    #19427

    barokah
    Member

    Problem solved when i drag and drop the widgets to right area of my pc screen. TQ

    #19428

    drmike
    Member

    Don’t they suggest that in the FAQ?….

    #19429

    judyb12
    Member

    @drmike – No, actually. Here’s what the FAQ says:

    Removing them
    Drag the widget to the bottom left corner of the main widgets box. It will change shape and you can let the mouse button go.

    Time for an update?

    #19430

    cherieyip
    Member

    hi there, i have tried to remove a widget by dragging it to the left bottom corner.
    i cant do it. keeps going back to the sidebar widget box.

    #19431

    judyb12
    Member

    Make sure you drag the widgets all the way down to the available widgets area. The other ones down there should move aside to make space for the one you’re dragging, then you can drop it. If this does not work, you will need to send a feedback to staff on Monday.

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