[wp-hackers] widgets and themes issue

Chris Jean gaarai at gaarai.com
Fri Jan 30 19:33:07 GMT 2009

I haven't actually dug into the code to determine exactly how this 
situation is handled. However, in my experience, WordPress will always 
try to shift the existing activated widgets to new sidebar locations in 
the new theme.

So, it's possible that the widget was still activated, but that it was 
on a different sidebar than the one shown by default.

I'll dig into the code and see if I can find out more.

Chris Jean

Rich Pedley wrote:
> I don't do themes - if you've ever looked at my CSS you'll know why.
> But my other 'alf does, and has been quite busy recently releasing
> quite a few. She seems to have found what seems to be a fairly major
> issue - but I'm not sure if it is a bug or not.
> She enabled a widget in a theme, then changed themes and found that
> that widget, Pages for example, was then no longer available for use
> in the enabled theme. She had to revert back to the old one, disable
> the widget there, change back to the new theme and re-enable it.
> Bug, or intended behaviour?
> Rich

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