Widgets in Sidebar erase previous Sidebar contents

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  • #238611

    stevebeigel
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    I’m using the Andreas04 theme. My site is http://stevebeigel.wordpress.com/.
    When I go to Design->Widgets, it says I’m not using any widgets. When I try to add one, it wipes out everything in the Sidebar that was previously there! I don’t see anyone else having this problem, so I must be a complete dunce. Help!

    – Steve

    #238712

    dlager
    Member

    is the about page supposed to be published in the sidebar of Andreas4???

    Steve if your still having problems….

    trying going to manage—>pages
    and goto your “about” page.
    and change it to unpublished or draft (temporarily)
    then see if you can add widgets.

    maybe their is a problem with the theme.(??)

    #238714

    stevebeigel
    Member

    The About page can be unpublished, but the About info stays on the front page. I didn’t put it there, it just happened with the theme.

    #238716

    dlager
    Member

    I am guessing there is a prob with the theme
    I am getting the same result when i mess around with this theme.
    An about page strattles what is supposed to be two columns, and It wipes out any widgets other than a few.
    you could try to contact support (on monday-friday)

    if your in a hurry you could try another theme.

    I’ll tag this as a “bug”… maybe somebody else knows whats up with this.

    #238717

    stevebeigel
    Member

    Thanks. I feel a little less stupid. The Sidebars seem to be located below the About info, where there are two columns of them. These are the ones that go bye-bye, whichever Sidebar I try to add a widget to.

    #238718

    dlager
    Member

    yes this time i got it to work.
    this is a left over blog i use for messing around with tech experiments:
    (the content is just gibberish)

    http://dlager.wordpress.com/

    so i went to another theme. Then I switched back andreas4.
    I don’t know why but its working this time.

    #238719

    stevebeigel
    Member

    Thanks, dlager. I will check it out later. I have to go out for the rest of the day (family commitments), but will try it when I get back.

    #238842

    stevebeigel
    Member

    Dlager, I set up a test blog site and created a widget, then switched back and forth among different themes. No dice. The widget wipes out whichever sidebar it’s entered in (sidebar1, sidebar2). Theme didn’t seem to matter.

    #238849

    If you have not added widgets to the sidebar (default when you begin a blog) there is a sample set that is shown in the sidebar so you can see what it looks like. Once you add one widget under design > widgets, the sample set disappears and you have to add the widgets you want back into the sidebar manually.

    #238860

    stevebeigel
    Member

    Sacred, you da man! Thanks. Though now I don’t think I’m a dunce – I’m sure of it!

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