[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #39693: Fix missing assignment of widgets on theme switch

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Wed Jan 25 21:31:32 UTC 2017

#39693: Fix missing assignment of widgets on theme switch
 Reporter:  melchoyce    |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  4.8
Component:  Widgets      |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |     Focuses:

Comment (by melchoyce):

 Replying to [comment:2 westonruter]:
 > If we don't use the concept of a widget group (#19912), what's an
 alternative to what core currently does in trying to guess a sidebar to
 re-assign the widgets to? Add a user step to ask where they'd like widgets
 (and nav menus) to appear as an interstitial when doing a theme switch?
 That doesn't seem ideal either.

 Some ideas:
 1. Throw all the widgets into whatever widget area there is without asking
 (and additionally make some design enhancements to make switching widget
 area easier)
 2. Look for similar widget area IDs/names to map to

 It would also help to introduce the inactive widgets area into the

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39693#comment:4>
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