[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #17979: Avoid losing widgets when switching themes

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Wed Jul 27 16:52:26 UTC 2011

#17979: Avoid losing widgets when switching themes
 Reporter:  lancewillett  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high          |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Widgets       |     Version:  2.9
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  3.3-early     |

Comment (by scribu):

 I don't think automatically moving widgets to other sidebars is useful.
 For example, widgets in a footer sidebar might appear on the right etc.

 My proposal is to let the user map old sidebars to new. Multiple old
 sidebars could be mapped to the same new sidebar.

 In terms of UI, one idea would be to have a dropdown of new sidebars for
 each old sidebar, displayed right after switching to a new theme.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17979#comment:7>
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