Remove widgets

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  • #119246

    mandamus226
    Member

    I need to remove certain widgets off the blog, but unable to do so. How do i do it

    #119498

    drmike
    Member

    You need to tell us what’s preventing you from doing so. Please let us know what is occuring. Also what browser and OS are you using?

    Should be drag and drop.

    #119684

    sinoe
    Member

    I also cannot do it. I’m using Windows XP Professional, and i tried both Firefox and IE…

    #119685

    salamandrine
    Member

    Have gone to the Presentation tab, and then Widgets?
    Its there that you drag and drop the widgets you want or don’t want to your sidebar.
    To take them out you just need to drag them from the sidebar to the box at the bottom of the page.

    and here is the FAQ: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/what-is-a-widget/

    #119687

    raincoaster
    Member

    “I cannot do it” isn’t specific enough. Are they not staying in the box? Will they not move from the sidebar at all? Which widgets are you trying to remove? Some of them are coded right into the theme and you cannot delete them. What theme are you using? We need to know answers to all of these questions if we’re to help you. And give us a link to the blog in question, as well.

    #119969

    mandamus226
    Member

    i have tried everything under the sun, but the widgets do not seem to budge. have tried dragging it into the box below, but it hops back to its place. The theme I am using is contempt and all the widgets are being used/
    Link to the blog is http://mandamus226.wordpress.com

    #119970

    drmike
    Member

    Sounds like you’re not dragging it far enough. The trick is to drag them until the other widgets move to make space for the one that you’re dragging.

    That and answer teh rest of teh questions posed to you of course. :)

    #119985

    mandamus226 I just had the same problem I added all the widgets and couldn’t drag and drop them back off. But I worked it out I used the drop down box on categories widgets and dropped it down to 6(box below). That added them into the Available Widgets box. Then dragged and the unwanted widgets into the Available Widgets box and it worked. Then go back categories widgets box and move it back to 1 again, BINGO good luck Christian

    #120028

    mathel
    Member

    Hi, I got the problem with the removal too. The sidebar allows me to have AT LEAST 7 widgets, I can only replace widgets after this. I cannot have less than 7 widgets… is it ment to be that way or is it something stupid going on? ;-)

    #120029

    timethief
    Member

    @mathel
    Please post the url for your wordpress.com blog so we can see it and give better advice. :)

    #120030

    mathel
    Member

    http://mathel.wordpress.com

    it changes depending on the default setting of the theme but I can’t remove to have less than 7 =/

    #120031

    mathel
    Member

    and when switching themes sometimes the widgets disappeared (guess cause they’re not default) but still I cant remove any from that theme. Is it as simple as that some themes has in its setting to “MUST HAVE” the search widget or the tagcloud widget and thats why they cant be removed?

    #120032

    mathel
    Member

    hey again :P another thing is that when i load my page it says in the “status” thing (the foooter ;)) of my window that yellow triangle and something like “done but site contains wrongs” yeah bad translation but i hop u get it. Im using IE with win XP

    #120033

    timethief
    Member

    Not all themes are widget equipped. When you change themes the default sidebar widget display for the theme you change to will appear. Then you can then re-organize and re-order those widgets as you prefer here -> Presentation -> Widgets.

    Some themes have a “search box” built into the theme that cannot be removed.

    The tag cloud widget is removable or ought to be. You simply drag it out of the sidebar widget box and drop it into the available widgets box. And if you cannot remove it then you need staff help. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/what-is-a-widget/

    #120034

    mathel
    Member

    ok yes then i need staff help ;) cause i cant remove any widgets ;)

    #120035

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry we couldn’t be more helpful. Please be sure to tell staff (1) your operating system and (2) the browser and version of it you use http://wordpress.com/contact-support/
    Best wishes :)

    #120036

    mathel
    Member

    thanx alot anyway! *dozens of roses* =)

    #120037

    timethief
    Member

    I love roses – thanks :)

    #120048

    barrynapier
    Member

    I also need staff help. None of my widgets will go back to the Available Widgets box. I drag them down there, release, and the pop right back up to the Widgets (used) box. Please help! In partiuclar, I need the RSS widget and the Tag Cloud widget outta there. (I am working with XP).

    #120049

    This, for whatever reason seems to be a random problem for some bloggers. Try dragging the widget down to the upper left corner of the “available widgets” area and when the other widgets shift, you can release your mouse button.

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