June 9, 2017 at 7:25 am #207499
I just did the WordPress update today and two homepage widget slots have completely disappeared. They are still keyed in the widget area but not showing at all.
Also, the Genesis Featured Post Advanced plugin got screwed up too. Images showing 100% when they were set to portfolio size in the settings.
Can anyone advise on these issues on Aspire? I am sure they are WP update related.
This is urgent!June 9, 2017 at 7:42 am #207500
Link to site please. In the meantime, see if this helps: https://victorfont.com/restore-wordpress-classic-text-widget/
June 9, 2017 at 7:55 am #207502
Problem is there's a coming soon plugin as the site is still behind scenes and the friend doesn't wish to launch it yet.
I am confused. So I can see all my text widget content - which now shows as' visual' first. Three widgets don't show front end at all! I have quite a bit of html code creating <divs> etc on the text editor. How do I get to restore the code. Which is there, but not showing front end?
thanks.June 9, 2017 at 7:58 am #207503
OK, so from what I understand, I need to replace the current text widget with the 'classic text widget' and enter my html as before?
Is that correct?
Thanks.June 9, 2017 at 8:37 am #207507
That is correct. I've already done it on my primary site, but I have a lot of sites I maintain for clients. I'm not going to add the plugin to their sites until I absolutely need to.
June 9, 2017 at 8:45 am #207508
This is a huge imposition yet I guess we've no choice but to update to WP 4.8 for various and security reasons. Does this mean some of your client sites aren't updated yet or they are, and some widgets might be broken?
I am waiting for the cache to refresh via my IP so i can see if my change over to the Classic Widget is working. So far, no change but must be the cache.
I have three other sites I will need to add it to as they are on auto update.
Tnx Victor.June 9, 2017 at 10:00 am #207510
You don't happen to know also is the Genesis Featured Page Advanced widget also went wrong with the update. That was the first widget issue I noticed before the regular text widgets went awry.
Thanks.June 9, 2017 at 11:37 pm #207543
I still can't see any widgets back on my homepage slots of Aspire. I cut and paste the text html from the old widget into the new classic widget. No change so far. Does the latest Genesis update today have any influence over this error you think? I am not sure what to do now. I guess I somehow will have to use the new wysiwyg widget recreating my coding in it?
Thanks!June 10, 2017 at 3:40 am #207548June 10, 2017 at 5:50 am #207554
Thanks Victor, but the issue is it's a client site and they have a coming soon plugin on the homepage right now. I can't remove that as it would in effect launch the site! Am I doing something wrong with the new widget that auto updated with the latest WP?
they show visibly my content, but it won't render on the site - from either the updated text widget nor the new classic widget.
If I hit refresh page, for a glimmer of an instance, the widget content does show- whichever of the two text widgets I use. It's there, but not there if you see what I mean! Is there any info somewhere online about how to use the new updated one?
Thanks!June 10, 2017 at 7:09 am #207555
The new WordPress text widget functions identically as the editor on the post and page editor. They all use the same tool now, TinyMCE.
If you can't let the site be seen, then I'm afraid we can't help you further. Good luck.
June 10, 2017 at 8:32 am #207556
I came across this forum debate on the whole new text widget issues: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40951
Basically, without even touching the widgets post Wp4.8 update, I lost viewing the content front end. If I downgrade a WordPress version, will it revert to the original text widget? I might ask Siteground to do this.
The new classic text widget, now placed in and with old code in it, won't work either!
I would let you see the site if it weren't a clients but I can't do anything about viewing it. Sadly. I am asking Aspire team to see if they can help too - perhaps via a back-end login. Have to wait til after weekend for that though.
ThanksJune 10, 2017 at 8:43 am #207557
Just wondering why simple html like this won't show - it's in the new Classic Text Widget.
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Is there a conflict with the new 4.8 text widget and that will need removing from the server to allow the Classic to work?June 11, 2017 at 9:18 am #207614
Help anyone! I am now getting desperate to get my text widgets to show after that disastrous WP 4.8 upgrade of the text widget. I have now followed this procedure on Christina's blog, but still my widgets don't show. Only for a flicker of a nano second on page refresh.
Does anyone have any solutions to this as I need to launch a site asap and this widget issue is really stressing me. Thanks!June 11, 2017 at 11:09 am #207617June 12, 2017 at 5:31 am #207638
Turned out it was some weird plugin conflict! But I am nonetheless using your Classic Text Widget. Thanks Victor for your help.June 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm #207662carasmoParticipant
What fixed the issue since it's marked resolved?
June 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm #207663
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