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Impossible to add a widget to the sidebar


  #1  
Old May 16, 2010, 03:46 AM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
Hi,

Our server went recently to crash, and I am now reparing our site www.voilesdantan.org.
My problem is that I cannot add any new widgets (meta or minimeta, wp PHP, ...) to the sidebar : when I move them there they are not activated, and they disappear when I refresh the page.
I connot find out what is blocking the insertion of widgets.
Note that I have access to the existing widgets (search, events-calendar, nextgen, google weather...)
Hope that someone has an idea ? Thanks for help.
Manu

Last edited by juggledad; May 16, 2010 at 05:41 AM.
  #2  
Old May 16, 2010, 05:45 AM
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juggledad
 
23,729 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
what version of atahualpa and wp?

What happens if you switch to the default theme, can you add widgets then?
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Old May 16, 2010, 07:10 AM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I once had an events calendar plugin that was conflicting with WP's widget administration. Try deactivating that one and try the widget placement again.
  #4  
Old May 16, 2010, 11:28 AM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
Thank you for this prompt and efficient answer.
After desactivation events calendar everything went OK again.
I installed calendar from Kieran O'Shea, had to use the "development version" and I am not enterely satisfeid : the plugin caudes a change of the dashboard layout, and the appearance of the events in the widget is not very nice when hoover.
Maybe could you recommand another calendar plugin, similar as events calendar, but more compatible with WP 2.8.3 and Atahualpa 2.3.2 ?
Thanks in advance for advice
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Old May 16, 2010, 11:35 AM
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23,729 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
if you are really on Atahualpa 2.3.2, I suggest you do some upgrading , both of Atahualpa and WP
Wordpress 2.9.2 has been stable for me and I'd get Atahualpa to 3.4.6
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Old May 16, 2010, 11:53 AM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I'm glad that helped you, Manu-Pierre. However, I agree with Juggledad: you should upgrade both Wordpress and Atahualpa. I'm using Kieran O'Shea's calendar successfully on several sites, and it does not interfere with the dashboard at all.
  #7  
Old May 16, 2010, 12:13 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
Thanks for your advice.
I upgrade and keep you informed.
  #8  
Old May 16, 2010, 12:18 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
What would you recommand :
- To upgrade WP or Atahualpa first ?
- Any link to help me for this double upgrade ?
Thanks in advance
  #9  
Old May 16, 2010, 12:29 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I would recommend that you upgrade to Wordpress 2.9.2, then upgrade Atahualpa to version 3.4.6.

First, you should do a database backup, of course. If you don't already have it, the WP-DB Manager plugin makes this pretty easy.

Go to wordpress.org to read up on how to do a Wordpress upgrade.

Once that is done, you should disable all your plugins before installing the new Atahualpa. Then activate the plugins one by one, checking the site as you go for problems. Many of the old plugins you were using may no longer work, but there are usually new plugins or updates that will do the same job.

By the way, I love seeing your beautiful bateaux and the beautiful lac! I'll attach a photo of my little Herreshoff 12 1/2 on Menemsha Pond, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. http://skilovers.com/seamist.jpg

Last edited by paulae; May 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM.
  #10  
Old May 16, 2010, 12:32 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
Please cross fingers !
  #11  
Old May 16, 2010, 12:41 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
D'accord! Bonne chance....
  #12  
Old May 16, 2010, 12:49 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
Thanks Paulae,
You little Herreshoff 12 1/2 is superbe ! what's her name ?
By the way, should I go back to the standard WP theme (desactivating Atahualpa) before updating WP ?
  #13  
Old May 16, 2010, 12:54 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
And another question : will all the custum settings of atahualpa remain ?
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Old May 16, 2010, 01:21 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
The boat is called Sea Mist. She really is beautiful, and yar.

You don't need to disable the theme in order to upgrade Wordpress.
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Old May 16, 2010, 01:38 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
The custom theme settings should remain. I can't promise, however!

Remember, you should download Atahualpa 3.4.6 and then upload it to your wp-content/themes folder. Make sure the folder is named atahualpa346 or something like that, so that it is different from your old Atahualpa. This way, if you have problems, you can simply revert to the old one while you figure out the issues.
  #16  
Old May 16, 2010, 02:06 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
Hi Paulae,
I have updated WP, "successfully".
Actually, it is already a mess, as you can see : www.voilelesdantan.org
I made the next step towards Atahualpa 3.4.9 and it becomes worse.
Help !
What should I do now ?
  #17  
Old May 16, 2010, 02:12 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
First of all, I think you should do as I suggested and use Athualpa 3.4.6, not 3.4.9. 3.4.9 has not been very stable yet for some people, although I haven't had any trouble with it. Get 3.4.6 working, and wait a few days to try 3.4.9.

Did you install 3.4.9 into the same folder as 3.3.2 was in? Are you hosting this on your own server? I see the references to your C: drive. Maybe Juggledad can help further.

In the meantime, you can revert to the old theme. Can you get into your dashboard?
  #18  
Old May 16, 2010, 02:24 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
Thanks Paulae for being here ...
- I revert to the old theme version : 3.3.2, but some errors remain
- I have access to the dashboard
- I am hosting on a friend's server, for this reason you see c:\
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Old May 16, 2010, 02:32 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
Is your friend's server running PHP 5?
  #20  
Old May 16, 2010, 02:33 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
I have now loaded and activated 3.4.6
THe result can be seen on www.voilesdantan.org ... not good ! (pas bon !)
  #21  
Old May 16, 2010, 02:36 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
I read in PHPMyAdmin :
- PHPMyAdminn: Version: 3.3.3
- Version du client MySQL: 5.0.51a
  #22  
Old May 16, 2010, 02:55 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
It's already late here ... meet your answer tomorrow ?
Thanks
  #23  
Old May 16, 2010, 02:59 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
Bonne nuit. Check your friend's version of PHP. If it is not at least PHP 5, later versions of Wodrpress and the theme won't work.
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Old May 16, 2010, 03:01 PM
Manu-PierreB
 
23 posts · Apr 2009
Pierre-Bénite, France
How can I check ?
The only info I have I told youn what can I have more ?
Bonne nuit !
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Old May 16, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
At the top of functions.php, above

PHP Code:
// Load translation file 
add this line:

PHP Code:
error_reporting(E_ALL E_NOTICE); 
and save and upload the modified functions.php file

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