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Reply To: Bug in Footer Widget when switching Themes

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Tom
Lead Developer
Lead Developer

Hi Tobi,

If I understand correctly, this is actually just how WordPress functions.

Themes have specific widget IDs which hold your widgets.

When you switch themes, those specific widget IDs change, and your widgets no longer know where to reside.

This is when WordPress tries to move them to the “Inactive Widgets” area inside the Widgets Dashboard.

The same thing happens when your menu theme location, which is why it’s usually necessary to re-set your Theme Location when you change themes.

Let me know if that makes sense or not 🙂