I recently encountered a strange thing for the first time with Wordpress...all of my text boxes in every widget sidebar disappeared! Other widgets are still there. Has this happened to anyone else? I am using 10 different sidebars on 10 different templates and all text widgets have failed. Is there a limit to how many sidebars you should have? What else could be the problem?

  • There are no limits, you should debug your code and possibly disable all plugins and revert to default theme.
    – Wyck
    Commented Sep 21, 2011 at 5:14
  • Thanks, I just wanted to know if there was such thing as "overloading" a sidebar.
    – Drai
    Commented Sep 23, 2011 at 17:24
  • My text widgets are dissapearing as well. Have you found what this happens? Thank you
    – user14306
    Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 11:58
  • I never figured out why, and haven't had the issue since.
    – Drai
    Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 12:28

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I decided to use Widget Logic instead of so many sidebars and that seems to have at leat circumvented the issue.


Possibly you must enable debug to true in your wp-config.php file by writing

define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );

to find out what's the exact issue, this will show you all the errors in wordpress dashboard, alternatively you can also check console log in the browser for errors, a proper debugging will probably resolve your issue.

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