This is a simple workaround for widgets which seem to be unavailable in your WordPress admin panel. When I started using my latest theme “Green Park 2“, I encountered a really nasty bug in WordPress 2.7.
If you use a theme with two or more available sidebars and within each sidebar one or more widgets and you switch to another theme with only one sidebar, some of the widgets become unavailable in the admin panel: and you can neither deactivate nor rearrange them.
Although the solution is quite simple, it’s a kind of annoying: the widgets are in use and hidden in the 2nd or 3rd sidebar – WordPress does not provide a simple way to deactivate or rearrange your widgets if you use a theme with only one sidebar and you have no access to the 2nd or 3rd sidebar.
- Switch back to a theme with two or more sidebars.
- Remove all the widgets from the sidebars.
- Switch back to your new 1-sidebar-only theme
- Reactivate your widgets.
- Enjoy ;)
Remember: the content of Text-Widgets gets lost if you deactivate them!