I have a self hosted Wordpress 3.7 and using the Twenty Thirteen theme. I have placed a text widget on the sidebar and put a simple code from Amazon inside it:
However, when you load the site, it doesn't show up. I was under the impression that any arbitrary text or html would also include
<SCRIPT> code as well and yet it seems to not be the case. Does anyone knows what's wrong or how to fix this?
Additional UPDATE: It turns out that the code above shows up in Firefox and IE with a slight delay but it does render. However, it will NOT render on Chrome at all, no matter what. Any idea why it seems/appears on the surface at least to be browser specific? What would cause that difference in behavior?
DEBUGGING RESULTS: It is found that indeed it IS a Wordpress BUG that is causing the code to break. Using @toscho recommended plugin Magic Widgets has resolved the issue making the code display without issue. I will be in touch with the WP developers Ryan and Andrew to figure out what is causing the issue and resolve the bug in the next release to avoid future issues of the same nature.