Text Widget Not Saving

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    I am trying to add a new text widget to my site. When I copy the code into the widget and hit save, the text disappears. I have tried logging out, clearing my cache, trying a different browser, even trying a different computer and nothing has helped so far.

    The blog I need help with is bibliophilebabe.wordpress.com.



    When text “disappears” from text widgets the usual cause is that the “text” is actually a restricted code that cannot be used on wordpress.com blogs so the software is stripping it out. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    If you post the code here in the forum we can tell you why it’s disappearing. Post code between bacticks . The backtick (not to be confused with the single quotation mark) is found on the key to the left of the number 1 on your keyboard. It’s the same key as the tilde ~ only in lower case.
    The format is:


    `<iframe src=”http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=biblibabe-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0807032913&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr” style=”width:120px;height:240px;” scrolling=”no” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ frameborder=”0″></iframe>’


    I just went to the link you posted and figured it out. The “iframe” code is not supported by wordpress.

    Thanks for your help!



    You’re welcome. :)

    Please also not this entry in support documentation
    > http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    Affiliate marketing blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (“Make six figures from home!!”, “20 easy steps to top profits!!”, etc). This includes multi-level marketing (MLM) blogs and pyramid schemes. To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category.

    See also > http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

    Hope this helps and best wishes for happy blogging. :)

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