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Im having a weird problem. The screen where you manage widgets (drag and drop them from left to right) suddenly disappeared.

How can I access it?

It should be accessible via admin>themes>widgets but I dont have that option in the sub menu. Only have "themes" "menus" "editor"

Btw, Im using ithemes theme builder plugin.

Since I have access to the editor and can edit php I assume I have admin rights.

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  • Deactivate all plugins, switch back to Twenty Ten.
    – kaiser
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 14:05
  • thx its here again. but why doesnt it show when using ithemes child theme :S Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 14:08
  • I can access it via link but not in menu. Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 14:14
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    There is a WordPress core-related reason why you're observing Appearance -> Widgets disappearing (see answer below). But in general, if your issue is specific to a commercial Theme, you should consult the support offerings of that commercial Theme's developer. Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 14:25

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This is both a change in WordPress core in 3.5, and a problem specific to your commercial Theme.

In WordPress 3.5, if a Theme does not register support for dynamic sidebars (i.e. Widgets), then the WP-Admin does not display the Appearance -> Widgets admin page. So, if the behavior changed between WordPress 3.4 and 3.5, or if the screen re-appears if you switch to Twenty Twelve/Eleven/Ten, then the problem is that your chosen Theme doesn't support Widgets.

Specific to your commercial Theme, iThemes builder, this is a known bug, and one that was apparently fixed. If you need any additional assistance with this commercial Theme, you should contact the developer, iThemes.

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