Text Widget won’t display

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  • #495874

    moonmidwife
    Member

    I have been trying to add a plain text widget to my side bar with Creative Commons License info in it. Just some text and a link (I stripped out the imnage incase it was the problem). I add the widget, go to my home page and it doesn’t display. When I go back to Appearance and widgets the text widget isn’t on the sidebar anymore.

    Having been trying to do this for a few days. It just won’t “stick”

    Pauline/Artandmylife

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

    #495997

    raincoaster
    Member

    What EXACT contents are you putting in the text widget? We need to see it all, so paste it here between backticks, those little marks usually on the same key as the ~. Does the title show up at least?

    #496007

    moonmidwife
    Member

    The title doesn’t even show up. This is what I’m putting in the text box

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

    #496008

    moonmidwife
    Member

    OOps – I mean This work is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License</a>.

    #496012

    raincoaster
    Member

    Nothing wrong with the code as far as I can see, unless “rel=”license” is for some reason banned here. Still, the rest of the words should show up. Try taking it out and seeing what happens.

    I suspect what you’ve got is a cookie problem. Try this: Put the widget in, including a title. Scroll to the bottom of the widget page and Save. Then log out, clear browser cache and cookies, and restart computer.

    #496020

    Yes, nothing wrong with the code. Make sure you click Save after pasting it. If it still doesn’t work, cilck Screen Options and enable the “accessibility mode”: it will give you a more surefire Add button next to the widget.

    #496116

    the1lecia
    Member

    I’m having the same problem. I try putting in a embed video from youtube and I won’t display it. But It will display the title but not the video. I got the code(HTML) and it’s not working.

    #496117

    moonmidwife
    Member

    Accessibility Mode did the trick – thanks all

    #496118

    raincoaster
    Member

    1lecia1, use the shortcode, not the HTML. The shortcode is the only method that always works in WP.com.

    [youtube=URL]

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