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  • #8972
    Dusty777
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    Hi – I’ve been having this trouble for a long time – I’ll put, for example, a text box into a widget area, and I will click Save or I’ll see it save by itself (spinning grey circle). I then click to visit my site and sometimes it shows up and sometimes it doesn’t, so I go back to the widgets area, and in that widget, the text box is gone. Also if I move a text box from one action hook to another, after visiting my site and coming back, the text box is back in the old place where it was before I moved it. Also if I delete a text box inside a widget, visit the site then come back, it’s back again (not deleted).

    Just now I went through each of my inactive widgets and clicked Delete for each one. I then visited my site, came back, and all of them were back again. So in general, after I visit my site, when I go back to the widgets area, the last thing I did looks like it never got saved.

    I don’t know how I got my sidebar and after footer widgets to work – for some reason they didn’t give me any problem.

    Right now I would like to put an Adsense leaderboard on the top of my site – I went into Options and allowed Adsense, and I tried putting the Adsense code in a text box (also tried a plugin called Widget Box which accepts html & works for me in other places), and then putting that text box in several places – I wasn’t sure where the hooks were exactly so I tried Top Search, Top Bar, Index Pre-Loop, and even Header just so I could see it. Nothing has showed up. I then tried testing some regular text in those action hook areas and nothing showed up either.

    I once tried pasting the Adsense code into the Graphene options box, and the Adsense Leaderboard did show up, but it was in the middle of the page all mixed up with my content where it didn’t look good.

    I have tried emptying my cache and cookies and it didn’t help.

    Thanks very much for any help! I love the Graphene theme in general!

    Here is my site: http://dumbandfunny.com

    -Valerie

    #42494
    Dusty777
    Member

    I think I figured out one problem (not sure) – it seems that only “Synchronous” Adsense ads work – “Asynchronous” do not.

    I’m still having trouble with widgets not being saved, or being saved but not showing up in the widgets area. I got a widget to show up, then went back to widgets, and it was not showing in the hook area (the hook area was empty). I visited the site again, and it WAS showing up – went back to the widgets area and that hook was still empty.

    Sometimes if a hook got emptied, I’ll go to add another widget box in there, and when I drag one in, then the old widget box will suddenly appear.

    Does it matter if you drag a widget into a hook area, or if you do it the other way by clicking on it, then clicking the hook area?

    Thanks!

    #42495
    Dusty777
    Member
    Quote:
    I think I figured out one problem (not sure) – it seems that only “Synchronous” Adsense ads work – “Asynchronous” do not.

    I’m still having trouble with widgets not being saved, or being saved but not showing up in the widgets area. I got a widget to show up, then went back to widgets, and it was not showing in the hook area (the hook area was empty). I visited the site again, and it WAS showing up – went back to the widgets area and that hook was still empty.

    Sometimes if a hook got emptied, I’ll go to add another widget box in there, and when I drag one in, then the old widget box will suddenly appear.

    Does it matter if you drag a widget into a hook area, or if you do it the other way by clicking on it, then clicking the hook area?

    Thanks!

    Update: This is not really solved but in using Synchronous Adsense ads only, I’ve gotten it to work good enough – I’m still curious and a little frustrated about the widgets disappearing and reappearing but I don’t want to take up too much of your time since I can live with the problem right now, so I’m marking this “Solved”. Thanks.

    #42496
    Dusty777
    Member

    Update again – Sorry for all the updates but just when I think it’s fixed it gives me a problem again!

    I got an Adsense ad to show up in the Top Bar action hook and it doesn’t look good and now I can’t get rid of it! When I go into the Top Bar action hook it shows that it’s empty – no widgets inside it!

    What I had in there was a “Widget Box” (like a text box, with HTML Adsense code in it) – I deleted the widget box – it’s still showing up. I deactivated the entire Widget Box plugin and it disappeared but then all of my other widgets disappeared too. I tried adding a new and different Widget box in there, and nothing changed – the ugly Adsense ad is still showing and the Top Bar action hook still shows as empty!

    I also emptied my cache and cookies, logged out and in again, and closed Firefox and opened a new session – that Adsense ad is still showing up and I can’t find any way to delete it! Please help! Thanks.

    #42497
    Dusty777
    Member
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    Update again – Sorry for all the updates but just when I think it’s fixed it gives me a problem again!

    I got an Adsense ad to show up in the Top Bar action hook and it doesn’t look good and now I can’t get rid of it! When I go into the Top Bar action hook it shows that it’s empty – no widgets inside it!

    What I had in there was a “Widget Box” (like a text box, with HTML Adsense code in it) – I deleted the widget box – it’s still showing up. I deactivated the entire Widget Box plugin and it disappeared but then all of my other widgets disappeared too. I tried adding a new and different Widget box in there, and nothing changed – the ugly Adsense ad is still showing and the Top Bar action hook still shows as empty!

    I also emptied my cache and cookies, logged out and in again, and closed Firefox and opened a new session – that Adsense ad is still showing up and I can’t find any way to delete it! Please help! Thanks.

    Here again is my site: http://dumbandfunny.com

    #42498
    Dusty777
    Member

    I can’t believe it but after I made that last post I went and looked again and suddenly the Adsense widget appeared in the Top Bar action hook! I was able to easily drag it down to Inactive widgets and now it’s not showing up on my site any more!

    Sorry for all this writing but I seriously just did the exact same things over and over and sometimes they worked but most of the time they didn’t! If you think there is some way I’m not using the action hooks correctly please tell me (why I put things there then they disappear and sometimes show up on my site anyway and sometimes don’t, or old values show up?). Thanks! I am getting carpal tunnel pain tonight from typing the same things over 100 times! : p

    #42499
    Dusty777
    Member

    Guess what – I just went back to my site and the ugly Adsense ad is still gone, but it’s back inside the Top Bar action hook! (The widget I just dragged out of there!)

    #42500
    Dusty777
    Member

    Sorry for all this blah blah blah! I figured out the answer – for some reason when I go back to the Widgets page, the Widget doesn’t show it’s updated status unless I refresh the page – then it shows the updated status. Thanks for your time!

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