?
Solved

Problem with wordpress widgets page, widgets not displaying correctly..and cannot drag drop, widgets idebars appearing at bottom of page and cannot drag n drop widgets

Posted on 2011-09-13
7
Medium Priority
?
362 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts,

I am having trouble with my wordpress widgets page in the admin section.  I moved my website from localhost to live site, and some widgets not appearing.  In the widgets section, the sidebars (where i drag widgets into) are not appearing correctly...and appear at the bottom of the page, hence cannot drag n drop widgets.  What could be the problem?  My available widgets not appearing right and cannot open inactive widgets. Please advise.  Got some widgets not working.
0
Comment
Question by:kasondeneddy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 36529777
What did you do to move the site?
0
 

Author Comment

by:kasondeneddy
ID: 36529924
I copied the files from localhost to new server, then changed all links in sql file that said localhost to the actual site domain address.  Can I give you teamviewer access ot my machine? or can I give you access to my wp admin, though I wouldnt be able to put those details here right? Not safe.  Working fine in localhost....I just transferred the db and site.  Also updated the wp-config and added 2 definitions to it for site config settings.
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
ID: 36530528
In the future, you might want to do the following instead of a blanket copy:

1) Install a clean version of WordPress on the remote server
2) Move the WordPress databases and change the URL
3) Reinstall plugins instead of copying
4) Copy your theme and uploaded files

During an install some plugins may set paths or other environment info specific to the server and when you copy everything up in one swoop, you break the remote environment.  

For now, try disabling all plugins and adding them back in.

0
Don't Cry: How Liquid Web is Ensuring Security

WannaCry is just the start. Read how Liquid Web is protecting itself and its customers against new threats.

 

Author Closing Comment

by:kasondeneddy
ID: 36548089
Worked perfectly and great advise for future wordpress installs!
0
 

Author Comment

by:kasondeneddy
ID: 37074497
Hi Jaso1178,

Your advice on re-installing plugins, what happens if you have edited plugins? you will have to re-edit them on the new server?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 37074531
Yes, you would.  In that case it's worth knowing more about the plugin and the changes.  I recommend reinstalling because if the plugin needs to set up or change anything it's best to do it from scratch.  But in theory, moving the edited plugin and reactivating it on the new site should work.  It's my own sense of paranoia that makes me recommend a more conservative approach.

You could also reinstall the plugin, verify it's working, and then copy over the edited files...
0
 

Author Comment

by:kasondeneddy
ID: 37074535
Hi,

Thanks for the response, totally agree with you.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Now that you've installed WordPress 2.9 (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/Web_Development/Blogs/WordPress/WordPress-2-9-What-to-Expect-When-Upgrading-to-WordPress-2-9.html?) on your site, you need to install some plugins to get the most out …
In order to have all security and back ups taken care of, WordPress users can sign up for services with WP Engine.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to automatically show related posts at the bottom of a blog post in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin” will be used. Go to your…
This video teaches users how to migrate an existing Wordpress website to a new domain.
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question