How do I change my theme without losing half my edited widgets?

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  • #250740

    I have tried to change my theme but find that half my widgets disappear! Can anyone help?

    #250862

    vivianpaige
    Member

    You shouldn’t be losing your widgets when you change themes. If you are, perhaps you should contact support.

    #250864

    Thanks Vivian … I will try again … but how do I contact support?

    #250865

    Duh! Just noticed the “support” link at the top of the page! Thanks!

    #250866

    vivianpaige
    Member

    There is a link in your dashboard and there is one at the bottom of the forum.

    #250874

    Sorry to bother you again. I have opened my blog in a new theme but have not activated it yet. All the widgets have gone except my blog roll & my pages. Do you have to activate the theme before the rest of the widgets appear? I am not keen to activate if I am going to lose my widgets! But … thankfully your help with copying (another forum post) has meant that I do have all the detail saved in a text file, now!

    #250875

    It appears that it might just be a fault with the “Fauna” theme. I have tried a few others and my widgets are still there! Thanks for the input!

    #250878

    trent
    Member

    Some of the themes use a different “widget” order as there can be multiple sidebars in some themes. Some of them don’t display “widget sidebar 1” while all the others do. They might display “sidebar 2 and sidebar 3” instead. I haven’t checked “Fauna” but that might be the case.

    Trent

    #250879

    Hi Trent! Thanks for your response … just thought I would add … I tried going from “Solipsus” (2 column) to “Fauna” (also 2 column) … as far as I can see they both have a single sidebar … but I am still a learner blogger so there might be more to it than that!

    #250888

    raincoaster
    Member

    Two columns means one blog column and one sidebar. You are looking for a three-column layout.

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