@kurulumu-net Odd. I'm not able to reproduce this. Have you tried disabling plugins to see if any of those are the culprit ?
Gonna have to remind myself to leave the forum admin alone once its running correctly, getting to learn not to touch or even update the plugins because each time I do it causes problems, finally had my forums looks great great, when right out of the blue the widgets disappeared.
Widget essentials is installed and active and yet when ever I visit the widgets area I get the following error - "No widgets found! Activate the essential widgets plugin in the plugins control panel."
I've disabled and uninstalled and then installed and enabled and still it doesn't work.
Am using version 1.0.0 of widget essentials.
thanks in advance, Lee
Just viewed the log file and it says;
2/4 13:26  - [31merror[39m: Error: Cannot find module '../public/src/modules/translator' at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:338:15) at Function.Module._load (module.js:280:25) at Module.require (module.js:364:17) at /home/.../.../node_modules/nodebb-widget-essentials/library.js:14:30 at Object.<anonymous> (/home/.../.../node_modules/nodebb-widget-essentials/library.js:443:2) at Module._compile (module.js:456:26) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10) at Module.load (module.js:356:32) at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12) at Module.require (module.js:364:17) at require (module.js:380:17) 2/4 13:26  - [33mwarn[39m: [plugins.reload] Library not found for plugin: nodebb-widget-essentials
thanks again, your previous advice resolved the issue, I updated Nodebb which reverted to the previous version of WE (0.2.18), I'm going to leave it as it is, really don't like messing around with the back end stuff, I'm still a noob.
many thanks appreciate your help