text widget not saving text

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  • #13444

    only2rs
    Member

    The same thing started happening to me when I got my blogroll problem fixed. I’ve tried everything mentioned on this thread and it doesn’t work. I left feedback about it a few days ago, but haven’t heard anything back yet.

    #13550

    jmdaviswa
    Member

    This just started happening on my page. I have a cached copy of my page from 6/22 that has several text widgets functioning properly; including one with javascript. Today, they are all gone and when I try to re-add them I can’t get them to save.

    #13551

    drmike
    Member

    JM, please read the thread you just posted in. :)

    #13568

    jmdaviswa
    Member

    drmike,

    Umm, yeah. I did read the thread before I posted. Just to be thorough I just read it again. I’m not sure what you are trying to draw my attention to. I don’t see a solution posted and I am still fighting the problem.

    #13569

    drmike
    Member

    Here you go:

    Sounds like a backend problem. I vote for sending in a feedback so they can look at it. Strange that it works for me though.

    There’s also where I asked questions of those who were having the problem.

    – What browser and version are you using?
    – What happens when you don’t reopen the widget before saving?

    I’m wondering if it’s a proxy/ cache issue though. Have you tried clearing out your browser’s cache before visiting your site?

    #13570

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Just make sure you cut and save what’s in the text widget before closing it. So in case you need to do it again. It may take a few minutes to show on the main page. But if you’re impatient like me :) , just go to edit a post but don’t edit anything. Just click save.

    #13571

    trancefixed
    Member

    I was updating my Text widgets today and found that it didn’t save my changes if the html code I wrote wasnt syntactically correct but did if it was spot on.

    Any chance what you were copying and pasting had errors in it?

    #13583

    dbrink
    Member

    I have had the same problem for over a month. Everything was working fine until the end of June. Then my text widgets disappeared. All of them. When I try to recreate them and save I get nothing. This happens on several different computers while using both Firefox and IE6.

    Any new news on what might be causing this?

    Thanks!

    #13584

    timethief
    Member

    @dbrink
    Your profile says: Member Since August 2, 2006 (50 minutes) and does not list a blog to your name at wordpress.com. Your name is likewise not linked to a wordpress.com blog. So I’m wondering how you could have had this problem here on wordpress.com since June.

    WordPress.org and wordpress.com are two different entities. WordPress.org is for self hosted or westhosted blogs I’m thinking perhaps you really ought to be on the other forum here http://wordpress.org/support/

    #13585

    dbrink
    Member

    Sorry timethief. I wasn’t aware of that. I just did a google search for the problem and this thread came up. I will ask at wordpress.org.

    Thanks!

    #13586

    ditzypeach
    Member

    Where do you go to edit the text widget. I am new at this as if you cant tell…LOL

    #13587

    reaperxzr
    Member

    Dashboard -> Presentation -> Sidebar Widgets and click the small button at the text widget

    #13588

    risenphoenix
    Member

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/WordPress_Widgets

    This page says that the blogtoys from kucoon.com work with text widgets. I registered at the site and copied the code.

    This is the code
    <object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” height=”170″ width=”150″ data=”http://www.kucoon.com/wp/wp-content/swf/df1257818c.swf”><param value=”http://www.kucoon.com/wp/wp-content/swf/df1257818c.swf” name=”movie” /><param value=”undefined” name=”BGCOLOR” /></object>

    The text disappears after saving.

    #13589

    cornell
    Member

    That’s from wp.org. This is wp.com.

    We can’t use things like javascript, flash, java or any of the other funky stuff.

    Sorry. :(

    #13590

    risenphoenix
    Member

    Text widgets.?

    #13591

    cornell
    Member

    Try it and see.

    #13656

    sofuturistic
    Member

    I had the same problem (could not edit anything). My 1st best guess was that the code was run through some synatax validator and failed (and thus not saved). Not sure if this is actually the case.

    Anyways,
    1. I copied the code in the sidebar (starts with <div id=”sidebar”>) and
    2 Pasted it into a text editor.
    3. Altered it, and
    4. Uploaded the file via FTP to the appropriate directory. For me that was /wp-content/themes/default.

    That worked for me.
    Hope that helps!
    http://www.sofuturistic.com/blog/

    #13681

    jayfisher
    Member

    Was there ever a solution to this problem? I having the same thing. I add a text widget to my sidebar. I type nothing but plain old text into the customization window. I close the window. I hit save changes. Nothing appears on my blog and nothing appears in the text customization window if I go back to the sidebar widgets page.

    I’m using Firefox 2.0.0.3 and Flash LNX 9,0,31,0.

    #13682

    judyb12
    Member

    Please see the sticky at the top of the forum:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9664

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