How to keep my sidebar stuff if I change theme

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  • #119234

    susanwiggs
    Member

    I’m interested in changing from Tarski to Misty, but when I experimented by selecting Misty, I lost some of my sidebar things (photo, search, top clicks, etc). Do they have to be rebuilt? Should I leave well enough alone? Thanks!

    #119427

    raincoaster
    Member

    Some will have to be rebuilt. That goes for all widgets that require customization: text widgets, rss widgets, etc. Basically anything that asked for your input before showing up will need to be rebuilt.

    As for the others: when you switch themes, you get a basic theme layout, with the bare minimum of widgets. For Search, etc, just go to Presentation — > Sidebar widgets and drag them into the sidebar. Note, too, that not all templates support widgets! But that one does, I believe.

    #119464

    timethief
    Member

    Go ahead and change. No data is ever lost when changing themes. You may have to position widgets again because they revert to default position but that’s all.

    #119616

    raincoaster
    Member

    Really? I thought I recalled having to reconfigure the text widgets. Oh, I know what it was: I switched to a theme that didn’t support widgets and they got stripped out.

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