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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#53655 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Repeater fields are no longer visible in the legacy widgets since WP version 5.8

Reported by: veminom's profile veminom Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.8
Component: Widgets Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


Tested WP 5.8 with some of the widgets having repeater fields.

WP 5.8 RC3

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  1. Meks Smart Social Widget ( latest version )
  2. Astra Widgets ( latest version )

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to dashboard -> widgets -
  2. Add any of the above widgets -
  3. Add repeater fields -
  4. Refresh the widgets page and you will notice the repeater fields are gone. Though it will load properly in the frontend.

WP 5.8 repeater fields gone -
WP 5.7 repeater fields available -

Screencast -

This same behavior can be observed in the Customizer -> Widgets

With WP 5.8 -
With WP 5.7 -

I think this is a bug or I could be missing something.

Thank you!

Change History (2)

#1 @desrosj
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @veminom,

This is something that you'll need to report to the authors of the plugins that you mentioned. I don't believe that repeater fields are something found in WordPress by default.

#2 @veminom
3 years ago

Ah thank you @desrosj, I will take a look at this further.

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