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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#22253 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Keep widget areas (and widgets) expanded upon page refresh in admin

Reported by: dgwyer's profile dgwyer Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.4.2
Component: Widgets Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui Cc:


This is a minor annoyance but noticeable one.

Every time you reload the Appearance -> Widgets admin page, the widget areas (and widgets) currently expanded become closed when the page is refreshed.

Change History (7)

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by ocean90. View the logs.

10 years ago

#2 @raamdev
10 years ago

The current behavior makes sense to me. Working with the widgets (reordering, adding, deleting, etc.) does not require manually refreshing the page, so why should we save the state of the widgets when reloading the page?

#3 @helen
10 years ago

  • Focuses ui added
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

I could possibly see saving widget area open/close state like we do for dashboard widgets and other postboxes, which would be on a per-user basis. I wouldn't do it for individual widgets, though.

#4 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Focuses ui removed
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect (bug)

I could understand saving the state of the widget areas (expanded/collapsed), which is also something we do for meta boxes when editing a post, for example. But I wouldn't want it to happen for widgets.

#5 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Focuses ui added
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Welp, helen and I said the same thing.

#6 @ocean90
10 years ago

Related: #26684

#7 @chriscct7
8 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as maybelater. Complete lack of interest on the feature on the ticket over the last 2 years. Feel free to reopen when more interest re-emerges (particularly if there's a patch)

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