The new WordPress dashboard and widgets

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  • #209336

    Since 2.5 (or the .com equivalent is at this very moment coming to a .com blog near you, I thought I would post a bit of a caution regarding text widgets and working with them.

    If you have text widgets with code and such in them on your blog, open each one of them, copy everything in it and paste it into a text file for safe keeping. The reason I say this is that if you remove a text widget from your sidebar, and then decide you want to put it back, when you “add” one back in, it will come in blank with nothing in it. Hopefully WordPress will work on the widget admin area and take out some of the present shortcomings.

    Since you cannot see more than one sidebar at once, moving a widget from one sidebar to another is more involved.

    1. Go to design > widgets
    2. Click on the text widget edit link
    3. Copy the content of the widget to the clipboard
    4. Click the remove button
    5. Click the “Save Changes” button
    6. Select the target sidebar from the pulldown
    7. Click Show
    8. Click “Add” on the text widget bar in available widgets
    9. Click edit on the text widget in the sidebar panel
    10. Paste the content into the widget text area
    11. Reenter the title (if one is desired)
    12. Click “Change”
    13. Click “Save Changes”

    If you are moving more than one, you will have to copy the stuff in the widgets out to a text file. And when working with multiple edits in a sidebar, press “Save Changes” after each widget edit, or the changes may not be saved for all of them.

    #209658

    wildflower3g
    Member

    what happened to the “authors” widget? it isn’t listed in the list of widgets and the authors section has disappeared from my blog.

    #209664

    fdiary
    Member

    I hate the new dashboard, I can’t see the lettering. The lettering needs to be black!!!

    #209665

    kbassler
    Member

    I agree, it is hard to read the lettering on the new Dashboard, it is so light in color. Can it be rendered in black, as before?

    #209672

    matt
    Staff

    If you go to your profile there is an option to select the “classic” color scheme back, which would bring back the old colors.

    We’re also going to be adding new color schemes in the future. :)

    #209677

    kbassler
    Member

    Matt, I don’t see that option in my profile. Where should I be looking?

    #209678

    museditions
    Member

    thesacredpath, thank you. you are most helpful. (patience is a virtue)!

    #209679

    kbassler
    Member

    Never mind, I;m an idiot. I found it.

    #209687

    Muse, you are welcome as always.

    #209688

    You can switch the color scheme back to the classic by going to users > my profile and selecting “Classic” admin color scheme and then clicking “update profile.”

    #209690

    Users and settings is at the far right end of the dashboard menu bar.

    #209712

    thehostess
    Member

    Recent posts widget doesn’t “work”anymore. All others are fine. This one has text, but not theme, color.

    #209713

    the color is all well and fine but is there any way to change it back completely?

    #209714

    No way to change it back completely.

    #209715

    wow that was a very bad decision.

    #209716

    fracas
    Member

    I just noticed that we can only see widgets for one sidebar at a time and can’t drag them from one side to another any longer. However… when I tried to highlight and copy/paste text within one of my text widgets, it wouldn’t let me do so.

    Is this something others have experienced or not?

    #209717

    wordpress could have at least given us an option.

    #209718

    hardyweb
    Member

    new design for image upload problem in iceweasel ( Linux Debian etch), AJAX not function.

    #209723

    briarcat
    Member

    I can’t figure out how to put an image in my sidebar now. Guess I’ll just sit back and let things shake out.

    #209724

    How do I show more posts on my page. You use to could go to “manage” and the “read” now I don’t see read. What should I do?

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