After resetting the HTML/CSS Inserts page because it was acting erratic with code issues soon after a upgrade to Atahualpa 3.5.3 from 3.5.1 - I later discovered after normalizing the upgrade - it reset everything - not just that page, that my widgets have disappeared from the 'appearance menu' in the admin dashboad.
What's totally strange - the widgets are all properly enabled on the internet pages view. The widgets page is gone in admin menu also.
I had injected some footer widget code into previous additions of Atahualpa 3.+ or so. It was pretty tweaked out with injected code from a year of lurking on this forum.
But everything always worked fine - I am addicted to this Atahualpa theme. I had tweaked other themes previous to this one, but this one seems endless.
Any ideas to bring my widgets menu back in the admin dash board.
I reverted back to 3.5.1 and even 3.4.9 with no success. So far a day has gone by and I haven't needed the widgets menu - but that day will come. I even uploaded the 3.5.3 version theme again after exporting the settings etc.
Everything was stable previous to the upgrade. It's all running on WP 3.0.1