[wp-hackers] adding more than 4 widgets to default sidebar

Chris chris.hearn01 at ntlworld.com
Sun Jan 17 12:22:41 UTC 2010

I was using Firefox 3.5.2
Have tried it again after removing all widgets, and my earlier 
description was too simplistic - it is not necessarily 4 widgets, and 
not consistent.
Made it happen again, but after a long sequence of add, re-arrange 
order, remove etc. The only common thing I saw was that the widget list 
background (grey in default) normally extends when the added widget is 
open, and this seems to create the extened backgorund space for the next 
On the 2 occasions I found, the background box did not extend and look 
to have room for another widget.
I also noticed that you have to drag the new widget around the blank 
area a bit to get it to show the dotted marker and allow to drop, so 
sometimes it _appears_ not to work just because you haven't picked up 
the "hotspot" area.

Sorry cannot be more precise, and it's only a minor issue, so if no-one 
else has mentioned then it's not a problem :)

After all that, I must say the 2.9 interface is lovely compared to 
earlier 2.2 - so good work by the many contributors, which I greatly 


scribu wrote:
> What exactly happens when you try to add the 4th one?
> What browser are you using?
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Chris <chris.hearn01 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Sorry if this is wrong place!
>> I have just loaded WP 2.9.1, and just testing out the Dashboard features.
>> Using default theme, initial setup.
>> I put 4 widgets into sidebar1 and it works ok.
>> Add another (> 4) does not work unless navigate away from the page and back
>> again.
>> If this is not already a known issue (albeit minor) maybe someone would
>> care to confirm and add to bugfix list?
>> Regards
>> Chris
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