I've done a little searching here to try to find what I need but most people seem to have these issues when they're moving a site or changing the sql. I'm doing neither so I can't figure out why there's an issue.
Basically I developed a site that was going to be used as a wordpress replacement for a drupal site. I customized the theme and used widgets extensively for sidebar content. I then received a "wordpress" export of the drupal site content and was told to upload it into the site. I knew the import was not going to work, but figured I could back up the current database and restore it after I proved that the data I got was not going to work.
For the most part that worked great. But all my widget content is gone. When I look at the widget_* entries in wp_options I see all my widget content. But when I view Appearance -> Widgets in the site admin none of the widget areas have active widgets.
Does anyone have a clue why this is happening? And/or what I could do to fix it? I literally just did a database backup and restore with no changes to the sql.