[theme-reviewers] Theme preview not showing default sidebar

Syahir Hakim khairulsyahir at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 05:51:58 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if someone can take a look about the the preview for my 
theme ( http://wordpress.org/themes/graphene ). The default sidebar does 
not appear, with just an empty space on the right where the sidebar is 
supposed to be.

I'm thinking that this is caused by the carryover settings from previous 
versions of the theme. Previously (in the early days), the theme saves 
its default settings to the database. This has since been rectified and 
is no longer the case. In absence of the settings from the database, the 
theme just reverts to its default settings.

We also had to change some of the values for the settings, replacing 
dashes (-) with underscores (_). It could be that the theme's settings 
that are saved in the database is corrupted somehow or still have the 
dashes in them.

I was wondering if someone can (an admin perhaps?) perform a settings 
reset on the theme on the preview site? This can be done by going to WP 
Admin > Appearance > Graphene Options. On the right hand side, there's a 
box called "Options Presets". Expand the box, select "Reset to default 
settings", and then click "Apply Options Preset". This will simply 
delete the theme's options from the database using delete_option(). Most 
likely the theme needs to be activated for the options page to appear 

Or if someone has access to the preview site's database, you can also 
simply delete the "graphene_settings" entry from the "wp_options" table.

Let me know if anyone can take a look at this? Otherwise, if this is not 
the place to be asking such queries, please point to the right place or 
person to contact.


Syahir Hakim

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