I accidentally deleted the widgets without dragging it to the inactive widgets section.
I have a backup of all the files and the database but i have changed many things on the site other than the widgets.
Can I only restore the widgets?
You have to search the
wp_options database table for
option_name's that contains
That search results in:
Using the values of your backups, you'll then proceed to restore the
option_value of the missing widgets. And also the value of the option of
Goes without saying that backing up before doing this modifications is essential.
Due to my impatience and lack of confidence in Hostgator's willingness to assist me with this issue, I have found a possible solution if you are comfortable looking at source code. I recommend looking up the site you wish to recover the widgets from The WayBackMachine.
Accidently deleted very essential widgets (wifi and battery) so created a new user and then copied its configuration to the older one, and IT WORKED!