dashboard-widgets page doesn't work anymore

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  • #847580

    Hi,
    I’m using K2-lite theme (in case this matters). Last time I changed something to my sidebar widgets was 4 days ago, then everything still worked fine.
    Today, the dashboard-widgets page does not work right anymore. My hunch is there’s some script not working properly. Instead of the normal layout, the page looks weird. It just lists all widgets (used and unused ones, all open in full, no one just as bar) below each other. There are no drag areas anymore at the left and right, so I cannot add or remove widgets.
    Because all widgets are listed in full, I can still try to change something. For example, all text widgets are shown with their complete text content and save button. But if I change some content and hit “Save”, I get redirected to a blank page with the text: “Are you sure you want to do this? Try again”. Clicking “Try again” gets me back to the widgets page without any change having been saved.
    All this is very frustrating because it means I cannot make any changes in my blog’s sidebar now! And I need to make some of those changes…
    I would very much appreciate any help.
    BTW: just to make sure, I tried the dashboard-widgets page in two different browsers, Opera11 and IE9. In both, I got the very same problem of a weird-looking and not-working widgets page.

    The blog I need help with is stayontop.org.

    #847690

    marl33n
    Member

    I’m having the same problem. (Twenty Ten, Mozilla Firefox) Anybody a solution for this? It would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

    #847691

    limberation
    Member

    The widget pages has been weird on IE for ages. I use Chrome – not sure of that will help you guys, but worth a try. Same thing for editing image settings – IE9 won’t do it, Chrome will.

    #847692

    marl33n
    Member

    Also Dashboard –> Menus doesn’t work properly.

    #847695

    sandraoxford
    Member

    using Structure theme and having same problem. I did see a request to add an additional plugin???

    same probs widget panel in full and not able to see sidebar section or make amendments ie drag and drop.

    I am relieved that this not only my problem. I think it is probably internal so hope it has been noted by the tech guys/gals :(

    #847697

    stergiog
    Member

    Hi There
    I have the same problem.Last time I changed something to my sidebar widgets was yesterday and everything worked fine. Today, the dashboard-widgets page does not work right anymore.
    I use IE9 and chrome but the problem exists.
    http://stergiog.wordpress.com
    email : (email redacted)

    #847699

    sandraoxford
    Member

    Tried most common browsers
    Google Chrome
    IE
    Firefox
    Safari

    still nadda

    #847702

    sirdic
    Member

    I have the same problem. Nothing in the dashboard is correctly visualized and I haven’t changed or upgraded anything recently :(

    #847703

    hbdchick
    Member

    I have the same situation, too.

    #847704

    pyratus
    Member

    Me too! Using Sandbox and the most recent version of Firefox.

    As of about an hour ago my dashboard and other admin wordpress pages started to look weird, the graphical, ‘pretty’ interface has pretty much gone. For example, look at my widgets page.

    I’ve cleared Firefox’s cookies and cache, I even looked at it in IE (I know, horror!) and the same problem is there.
    See the attached images.

    Three images to show what I mean;
    http://imgur.com/a/XYL7w

    It had been working all day yesterday, up until about 10PM GMT, I didn’t change ANYTHING before it stopped working, it just happened.

    #847706

    @pyratus: Thanks for posting screenshots, should’ve thought of that myself. Your widgets page looks wrong in exactly the same way as mine.
    @all: Thanks for your confirmations. I think we can assume now it’s not us – there must be some snag at the WordPress.com side.
    Would anyone know the best way to report this to WP technical staff, so we can get them to look into this asap?
    Thx again, Henk

    #847707

    pyratus
    Member

    Where I said “as of about an hour ago” is what I typed out last night, oops. But yeah, it’s been like this for about 12 hours now.

    Hope WP can fix it and I’m glad I’m not alone in this :/

    #847708

    stergiog
    Member

    pyratus: Thanks for posting screenshots. Your widgets page looks wrong in exactly the same way as mine.
    I dont know the best way to report this to WP :(

    #847711

    Just went to the WP Support-Contact page at http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ only to find that it says: “Support will be closed over the weekend. We will reopen on Monday morning, March 19th.”
    I find this very disappointing. They have me pay for an upgraded blog account, but they offer no service at all in the weekend? What kind of prehistoric attitude is this? Sigh…
    Henk

    #847712

    pyratus
    Member

    Henkvansetten: I, too, pay for several upgrades and have done for about 2 years. It’s a shame that there’s a lack of support at the weekend, which is when I’d surely think there would be more people blogging anyway?

    Regardless, this sucks :/

    #847726

    Yeah my widget page looks the same as the screen shot above. Glad it’s not just me.

    #847728

    stergiog
    Member

    a few minutes ago I check widget page from windows mobile device using opera mobile, widget page looks correct.

    #847730

    my widget dashboard is broken the same (I tried on ie8, firefox, opera)
    but my wife’s blog don’t have that problem and we share the same pc and laptop.

    #847740

    stergiog
    Member

    the problem is not the pc or laptop, is not the browser, neither the account…
    is very strange and seems that is not wordpress error.
    :(

    #847766

    Just accessed my WP dashboard from another computer. On that laptop, the widget page is messed-up too.
    So stergiog, I don’t understand what makes you think it’s not a WP error? I would say this does indicate that it is an error in some WP script, css, or something like that…
    Henk

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