using widgets

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  • #58239

    alternapop
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    this page:

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/what-is-a-widget/

    describes how to get to widgets:

    “Where are they?
    Inside your blog, click ‘Presentation’ and one of the submenus will be ‘Sidebar Widgets’

    yet when i follow these instructions, i only see “themes” and “theme editor” under ‘Presentation’. i’ve checked options elsewhere to see if i need to turn them on but don’t see them mentioned anywhere else. is there a plugin that i need to install?
    i am using the fluidity theme. could this be the problem?

    thanks!!!

    #58726

    raincoaster
    Member

    It probably means that the theme you’re using doesn’t allow widgets. Some of them don’t. You may not see the widgets at all until you switch themes, as there’s no sense presenting them to you if you can’t use them.

    #58727

    alternapop
    Member

    why would a theme disable them? is it possible to turn them on in this case? is it not advised?
    thanks!

    #58730

    timethief
    Member

    @alternapop
    Let’s start with this. You can unlink your ussername in the forum from that other site and link it instead to your wordpress.com blog. That way I will know which theme you have and be able to instruct you accordingly. There is no turning on and turning off. Some themes do not have widgets at all. So work with me here and we’ll get you up and running, okay?

    This will introduce you to some basic wordpress.com resources. And this will help with the set up and configuring of widgets.

    (1) So which theme are you using?
    (2) Are you sure you have a wordpress.com blog and not a wordpress.org blog?
    The two run on different software. If you have a blog template from http://wordpress.org you are totally in the wrong support forum. In that case you need to be over here http://wordpress.org/support because we don’t have plug-ins at wordpress.com.

    #58735

    alternapop
    Member

    i was using Fluidity3c 1.0, and during the past 10 mins have been playing with other themes, which is why you think i have my user name linked to “that other site”. i believe that other site is my site with probably some weird theme applied. i changed it back to fluidity.

    it sounds like i’m in the wrong forum then. whoops. didn’t even realize the two (.com and .org) were different. i guess i thought some people installed the software on their own site and some used the same software hosted. looks like i learned something today.

    thanks

    #58736

    timethief
    Member

    Yup you’re in the wrong forum. You’re welcome and best wishes. :)

    #58800

    drmike
    Member

    why would a theme disable them?

    To answer this question though, you have to add in support to the themes, they don’t diable the support. Some theme designers have already done this, some haven’t.

    You can find a walkthru on updating your theme here.

    But, as TT says, you do need to be at the other site.

    Good luck and hope this helps,
    -drmike

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