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Text Widget Editing Problem

  1. When I hit edit on a widget the box comes up UNDER the list of widgets on the left. I cannot move it to edit it, meaning I can't edit it. Is this just my problem?

  2. pornstarbabylon

    I wouldn't edit anything now at all maybe for a couple of days. They just upgraded WordPress and lots of bugs are happening. Just try to save what you can for later use or Google your blog and check the cache to save what you need from there.

  3. Hi susanpyp, better follow pornstarbabylon... it is worth trying not to edit your for the meantime... WP is addressing all this problems for the meantime, and they got plenty to fix, though.

  4. Bump...

    There is still no highlighting, CNTRL+A, or any other form of editing allowed short of backspace/delete and retype. That makes me sad.


  5. Hi everybody -

    i would like to inform you that i have a communication with the support team and have sent our threads here for their perusal. I hope they will be fixing it sooner. So the more they see anybody speaking their problems, the more the possibilities of being resolved. :-)

  6. I do have the same problem. Can't select any line on txt widgets with html codes, but only when i'm using ie browser, with firefox don't have that problem. just add me to your list.

  7. yeah, using safari is all right too.. only with IE.

  8. pornstarbabylon

    Even if you click Select All by right clicking with your mouse? And then go back and edit out what you don't want?

  9. IE6 and 7 have an issue with the new wordpress and widgets. My suggestion is to download and use Firefox until wordpress gets the IE bugs worked out and then, if you wish, you can uninstall Firefox and go back to wordpressing with IE.

    Make sure and download and install the latest Flash plugin/addon in Firefox if you download it.

  10. Had this problem jus today and I kinda worked around it... I use Internet Explorer 6...

    To Edit a Text Widget:
    1. Add the text widget
    2. Save Changes to all widgets
    3. Click on Edit on Text Widget - you will probably not be able to see half the box, mostly the left half of it
    4. Just Click anwhere on the top line which is meant for Change Name and type in what you want to call the text box
    5. To move into the text portion of the editign area, just hit Tab AFTER entering the name of the Text box
    6. It's best you type whatever text/html you want to insert on a Word document FIRST.
    7. Copy the text/html
    8. Paste the text/html using crtl+v (on a windows operating system)
    9. Once you have entered whatever text/html you want, the left half of it will be visible.
    10. If you want to check it, I found that if you try moving the whole box you can see everything that you've entered
    11. If you're satisfied with what you've entered, hit Tab again
    12. Now hit Enter immediately

    And voila... your text has been saved...

    Now DON'T forget to hit Save Changes at the bottom of all the added widgets!!!

  11. Outstanding instructions. Thanks for that! I'm sure a lot of people will find that useful.

  12. Yes, definitely... My IE works well with wordpress but editing text widget is the prob... but my FF won't work well with wordpress though I can highlight the text in the textbox (i tried it when raincoaster suggested). So, right now I am using Safari.

    Still, thanks a lot janie! It is really detailed and well understood. Thumbs up!

  13. Glad to be of help any time, with my own limited knowledge... :)

  14. after all, that is what blogging is all about... :-) the reason why you are here in the forum is you want to learn and convey your learnings at the same time. :-)

  15. I have sort of the same problem. Except, the edit button is missing within the widget. I can't edit or remove it.

  16. Wow, nevermind. I did the reverse. I used IE and it works.

  17. I hope WP support fixes the Text Widget problem soon. I use IE 6.x and the suggested workarounds aren't practical so I'll continue to wait. Nothing terribly urgent but it would be good to have it working again.

  18. Bit the bullet, installed FireFox and Text Widgets are fully accessible again.

  19. Hopefully the IE issues will be fixed, but in the meantime you should have much smoother sailing with Firefox.

  20. agree with thesacredpath. :-)

  21. toeverygeneration

    Just adding my name to the people having problems seeing half the text box - IE 6.0.

    My IT guy (aka hubby) may or may not go for Firefox as a fix - I'm low on hd space. We'll see if he has time.

  22. Same problem. Unable to edit any text in widget. Currently using IE7. Have not checked this in Firefox, Opera or any other system, but IE7 is definitely not working.

  23. @ toeverygeneration

    The entire Mozilla FireFox folder takes up 20MB installed. You cannot be this low coz if you were Windows OS (assuming you're running Windows) would have problems running properly. All the best!

  24. toeverygeneration

    @ shimworld

    Thanks for that info. We'll take a look.

  25. dysonmemorialpoker

    i'm having the same problem as kongreguide.

    my existing text widget does NOT have the edit button when i use firefox

    but when i switch to ie, the button is there, with the same problem as the op. at least i have access to it and edit it.

    but switching back to ie is such a hassle

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