Forcing WordPress Widgets Open

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in WordPress | No Comments

On occasion, I’ve run into an issue with the admin section of a WordPress site where I couldn’t access the widgets. Some plugin or Javascript conflict is causing a problem where it just won’t let me open the widget and access its contents. Of course I need to find and fix the problem, but sometimes I just need to update a widget quickly…and right now!

Here’s a temporary fix to give you access to your widgets without the currently-broken Javascript: add ?widgets-access=on to the end of the URL of your widgets page — e.g. — and you’ll have non-cool but fully-functional widget access.