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My widgets are disappearing


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Old Jul 8, 2010, 01:43 PM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
I'm very new at blogging and WP and not technical at all so I'm sorry if this is a simple question but I'm frustrated!

When I add a widget to my sidebars (right now creating a Grab My Button widget) my other widgets I created in the Text boxes with html codes disappear. They not only disappear from my site but sometimes competely out of my dashboard too.

WP 3.0 Theme 3.4.9

Also is there a book or something I can read to understand how to make changes? I'm lost many times!

Courtney
http://crunchybeachmama.com
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 02:32 PM
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the widgets that show up when you first start a blog are the DEFAULT wordpress widgets. Once you add a widget wordpress see it and says, 'Ok, you are handling the widgets, go to it, I'll remove teh default ones"

So just add in what ever widgets you want to use.
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 02:46 PM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
That is such a simple answer and I still don't get it! lol

Every widget I have (except for an Archive one) I've created myself. When you say DEFAULT that means the ones that are already there in my dashboard right? I've added and readded in the widgets I want, or created, in Text but they again always disappear.

I know I'm missing something you are telling me and I'm sorry...
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 05:41 PM
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Ok, you are using the right inner and right sidebars,
What widgets have you put in each sidebar?
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 07:03 PM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
On my right I have my Recent Posts - this never disappers. Then I'm trying to add a button -

<a href="http://beachcrunchymama.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y135/bjncourt/beach_005-1.jpg" border="0" alt="BeachCrunchyMama"></a>

<textarea cols=”15″ rows=”4″ wrap=”VIRTUAL”> <a href="http://beachcrunchymama.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y135/bjncourt/beach_005-1.jpg" border="0" alt="BeachCrunchyMama"></a </textarea>

It makes everything from my inner right disappear and sometimes doesn't appear itself. My inner right always contains Google Friend Connector & a swagbucks ad widget. They disappear on the website and my dashboard too when I try to add this button.

I recently added a blogroll on my right but haven't tested it. I'm trying to show images with those links but as you can see haven't figured that out either...lol...
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Are you adding this code in a text widget? Ie how are you attempting to add it to the sidebar and where did you get the code?

Try using one row and one column.
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 08:33 PM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
yes adding it in Text Widget. I'm dragging Text to the Right Sidebar and then copying the code in. I made the code from instructions on How to Make a Button.

I tried everything in one column and my created Widgets (like Google Friend) disappear.

So you think it's just this darn code or this one thing?
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 04:48 AM
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very odd, I just copied it into a text widget and the button shows. If you would like me to take a look, send me a PM with an admin id and password.
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 11:06 AM
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take a look, it has something to do with the <textarea...> code - do you really need that?
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 11:09 AM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
well if someone was going to grab my button they need the code to do that right?

also you will notice that Google Friend Connector disappeared...
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Quote:
well if someone was going to grab my button they need the code to do that right?
?? I don't understand what you mean

Quote:
also you will notice that Google Friend Connector disappeared...
I don't see any google plugins, did you have one?
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 01:46 PM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
yes I had a google friend connector widget...that is why I posted here in the first place...because it disappears...lol

It was a code in a Text Widget. I also had a button from another website that was a code in a text box. Both disappear.

The reason for the text box under my personal button is so that other people can have the code to put my button on their website.
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 02:56 PM
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use this to display the html for your link
HTML Code:
&lt;a href=&quot;http://beachcrunchymama.com&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y135/bjncourt/beach_005-1.jpg&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;BeachCrunchyMama&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
And I think I just spotted the culprit. In your code, before the </textarea> you are missing a '>'
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 08:18 PM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
My main concern is my Google Friend Connector and other widgets I make with html disappear. If this code for this darn button is the reason they disappear than I can easily give up on it. I just don't want them to disappear again and want to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong.

I think I'm giving up on WP. It hurts my brain to much. I need easy
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Did you add the missing '>''
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 07:50 PM
bjncourt
 
8 posts · Jul 2010
yes

i'm hopeless...
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 08:02 AM
ebob
 
2 posts · Jul 2010
Thank you in advance for your help, my problem with my disappearing widgets in my right sidebar appears to be a problem with wordpress reporting a new theme or wordpress installation, which is not the case at all. When I go to Appearance>Widgets it shows no widgets at all, however, when you go to the site Best SEO Software my widgets are there.

If I attempt to add a new widget all my widgets disappear just like the case would be with a new install.

I have done everything, deactivated all plugins, cleaned cache, checked the code in functions.php, sidebar etc. Appreciate any ideas you may have, Bob
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 08:12 AM
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ebob - sorry - this forum is for people using the Atahualpa theme, you need to contact your themes developer for help.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 08:39 AM
ebob
 
2 posts · Jul 2010
Sorry about that juggledad, I checked out your wordpress theme, I like it, very clean. I have several sites and will install it on one and let you know how it goes.

Bob
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 08:45 AM
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The theme belongs to Flynn, I'm just a user and moderator
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