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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#48115 new enhancement

Sidebar starter content issue with Twenty Twenty

Reported by: garrett-eclipse's profile garrett-eclipse Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7
Component: Customize Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: administration Cc:



While testing the beta I found the sidebar contents functioned a little odd. On initial install the sidebars showing on the front-end match what was in Appearance > Widgets which is;
Footer #1 (Search, Recent Posts, Recent Comments) and in Footer #2 (Archives, Categories, Meta)
But navigating the Appearance > Customizer > Widgets showed the defaults as Footer #1 (About this site) and Footer #2 (Find Us) and once I published the Customizer I found the front-end showed these two and then now the Appearance > Widgets also showing these.

So it seems the default widget content from TwentyTwenty only loads into Customizer as a default and isn't the actual defaults found on install in Appearance > Widgets.


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Showing default content in Appearance > Widgets
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Showing the default in Customizer is different

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Change History (6)

5 years ago

Showing default content in Appearance > Widgets

5 years ago

Showing the default in Customizer is different

#1 @poena
5 years ago

The starter content is optional, so it does not show on the front until you save it.

#2 @garrett-eclipse
5 years ago

  • Component changed from Bundled Theme to Customize
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement
  • Version changed from trunk to 4.7

Thanks @poena I overlooked that for sure.

Seems that's the case that it's only loaded into the Customizer and only becomes live is saved. More can be found in the original make post;

It might be nice to have some messaging surrounding that in the Customizer or the ability to load/disable the starter content when you load Customizer.

I guess this is less a Bundled Theme issue and has been around since 4.7. I was going to close but am going to leave for now as I feel it would be helpful to users to indicate they're looking at starter content and not live content when in that view.

#3 @ianbelanger
5 years ago

Thanks for bringing up the issue @garrett-eclipse. Even though this did not turn out to be a Twenty Twenty issue, I just wanted reiterate that development is still being done on GitHub and issues need to be reported there, to avoid duplication of issues and work.


#4 @celloexpressions
3 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

It sounds like the current behavior is expected. Is the proposed action for this ticket to provide a user-facing explanation for starter content? If so, I think there's another ticket to address starter content issues that would cover this.

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