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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#5823 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Unused text and RSS widgets lose data after 2.5 upgrade

Reported by: bryan868 Owned by: mdawaffe
Milestone: 2.5.1 Priority: high
Severity: major Version: 2.5
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch needs-testing
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Any text or RSS widgets that contain data and are sitting in your "unused widgets" area will be deleted when you upgrade to 2.5.

2.5 does not have ID support (Text 1, 2, 3, 4) for text or RSS widgets? This could have something to do with it.

Attachments (1)

5823.a.diff (3.9 KB) - added by mdawaffe 6 years ago.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 ryan6 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to mdawaffe

comment:2 bryan8686 years ago

This is still occurring in RC2. Though I should revise... I meant "available widgets" area. And the widgets aren't "deleted" it's their data/content that is stripped.

comment:3 Denis-de-Bernardy6 years ago

  • Summary changed from Unused text and RSS widgets lose data after 2.5 upgrade to Registered widgets that aren't used should display in the widget list.

Along similar lines, I'd like to highlight the use case where a theme has more than a single sidebar, which I recently bumped into.

Until WP 2.5 you could drag and drop a widget from one sidebar to another. With the new widget admin screen, you have to open two browser windows (one per sidebar), and dutifully copy and paste the options. :(

comment:4 bryan8686 years ago

Why did you change my title to "Registered widgets that aren't used should display in the widget list."? That doesn't really describe the issue.

comment:5 lloydbudd6 years ago

  • Summary changed from Registered widgets that aren't used should display in the widget list. to Unused text and RSS widgets lose data after 2.5 upgrade
  • Version set to 2.5

comment:6 Denis-de-Bernardy6 years ago

  • Summary changed from Unused text and RSS widgets lose data after 2.5 upgrade to Unused text and RSS widgets lose data after 2.5 upgrade + you cannot move widgets from a sidebar to the next

because the issue you're describing is only one aspect of the (imho blocker) bug that I described further up.

comment:7 lloydbudd6 years ago

  • Summary changed from Unused text and RSS widgets lose data after 2.5 upgrade + you cannot move widgets from a sidebar to the next to Unused text and RSS widgets lose data after 2.5 upgrade

Denis, please open a new ticket. The best bug reports are symptom based and describe a signle issue. Please do include a link to this ticket.

comment:8 mdawaffe6 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Unfortunately, the new interface has no means of dealing with such unused but existing instances of multi-widgets.

Attached:

  1. Tweaks the "unused" widgets interface (accessible from the select dropdown): show all unused instances of multi-widgets in that "unused" list.
  2. Incorporates 6349.c.diff on #6349

mdawaffe6 years ago

comment:9 mdawaffe6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.6 to 2.5.1

comment:10 ryan6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [7725]) Tweak unused widgets interface. Make widget titles less repetitive. fixes #6349 #5823 for 2.5

comment:11 ryan6 years ago

(In [7726]) Tweak unused widgets interface. Make widget titles less repetitive. fixes #6349 #5823 for trunk

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