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Can only add widgets to left-column

  • Hi all,

    I have installed WP-MU and Buddy Press and really like it.

    Everything seems to work fine apart from adding widgets.

    My problem is this, no matter which columns I select and view if I add a widget it adds it to the left column and I seem unable to add anything to the centre, right or blog sidebar.

    Any help very much appreciated!


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  • Burt Adsit


    bp version? wpmu version? Any custom mods to bp or wpmu code? What blog is the home theme running on? Link to your site? Some details would be helpful.

    Hi Softmick, Hi Burtadsit,

    I have/had the same issue and was stumped for quite a while. There is a drop-down select box, to let you list which widgets are in which column, but nothing to select which column you want new ones added to!

    The workaround I used was to manually change the URL in the address bar of the browser: Change “sidebar-1” to “sidebar-2” to add things to the middle column, and to “sidebar-3” to add to the right-hand column.

    I’m using unchanged vanilla WPMU v2.6.5 + BP downloaded yesterday.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards


    Hi and thanks for your replies I am using WP-MU 2.6.5 and Buddy Press 1.0b1

    I have tried the manual URL override and unfortunately have the same problem.

    No matter hwat column is selected, any widgets added only go in the left column!

    If you need any more information please let me know.

    Thanks in advance!

    Sorry, only added half the information.

    Both installations are the standard installations with no mods and the BP home is the default theme.

    The link to the site (very early stages) is


    Burt Adsit


    Your wpmu and/or bp install doesn’t seem right. Can you create new blogs and use them? Post to a subdomain blog? I didn’t see any other blogs on your site.

    If in the wpmu backend you don’t even see any ‘center-column’, ‘left-column’, ‘right-column’ or ‘blog-sidebar’ as options then you certainly have problems.

    What does your apache error log say?

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