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[Resolved] Unable to modify sidebars – BP Columns theme

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    yidamweb
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    @yidamweb

    @modemlooper

    Hi,

    I am using BP Columns theme in the website – http://psychotherapyandcounseling.org for which I request resolution of some issues I am facing. The problem is in Appearance >> Widgets. The sidebars cannot be configured at will. Their structure as it is visible in the “Widgets” page is different from the actual structure of the main page of the site: http://psychotherapyandcounseling.org.

    The configuration is as follows:

    1. WP version 3.5.1

    2. Installed WordPress as a directory in the root.

    3. The WP version has kept upgrading from earlier versions.

    4. WP was functioning properly before installing BP.

    5. BP version 1.7.1

    6. BP was upgraded from earlier versions, which happened automatically.

    7. Plugins other than BuddyPress installed and activated: Akismet, BP-Registration-options, Collapase Page and category plugin, collapsing categories, custom post display, decent comments, fast secure form, floating social media icon, members list, smart slideshow widget, Ultimate TinyMCE, WordPress Database backup, YouTube sidebar widget

    8. No core files modified in any way.

    10. No custom functions in bp-custom.php.

    TIA.

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    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    This theme is severely outdated. I would not use it with BP 1.7. You can use most any 3 column WordPress theme with BuddyPress 1.7

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    yidamweb
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    @yidamweb

    @modemlooper

    Hi,

    Thank you for the suggestion given.

    I changed the theme of the site, and also experimented with both 2 column as well 3 column themes. However, whatever be the theme, I am just not able to modify the sidebar definitions, nor I am able to drag any of the available widgets to the sidebar. The crossbar icon appears, but the desired action of dragging does not take place.

    Perhaps there is some setting somewhere that needs to be changed?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    If you can not drag widgets in the WordPress admin then your install is most likely broken. This could be anything and you will need to narrow it down by deactivating everything except the very basics of WordPress. Use Twenty Twelve theme with no plugins active and then test dragging widgets, if dragging works then test each plugin one by one.

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    yidamweb
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    @yidamweb

    @modemlooper,

    The problem was solved with your suggestion! The “culprit” was found to be the “Smart Slide Show Widget”, after disabling which, the dragging operation normalized automatically. The BP Columns Theme too is working now. I find the theme to be quite useful. Perhaps at a later date you may consider upgrading it appropriately.

    Thanks again!

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