This is very weird, and again, on a proxy server, I can’t share a link. I created several text widgets this morning with detailed text and buttons inside them, and they’ve all vanished – from the home page AND the widgets themselves: Home Feature #5 and Slider. Hate to have that work vanish with no backup. Appreciate a clue as to what’s going on. I’m using stock Genesis with Genesis sidebars. Thanks.
This is definitely not a Child theme issue, this all depends on other plugins you have installed, your WordPress Installation, or your Hosting company. There’s no telling what it could be, it could be a number of different things, but I would take a look at any of the suggested areas mentioned above to see what the cause is.