So my blog was working fine until recently. The sidebar widgets have disappeared. Also the admin interface for selecting blog widgets does not display properly. It now shows as plain text. I did have the drag and drop (?) interface at one point, but I now have no way to add or remove widgets via the admin.
I've checked in on a couple of the previous (unanswered) posts about the sidebar widgets disappearing but thought I would go ahead and start a new message since I am having more than one problem in this area.
Thinking about this more .... I'm thinking something on the blog holder page was changed and saved while the widget area had this "plain text" appearance. I'm guessing this in turn treated the widget area as though nothing was selected.
Is there a way to manually add the widgets? With code or by changing a database setting? Not the best solution but I don't see how to get the drag and drop widget area working again.