I'm relatively new to WordPress and coding pages. The theme I am currently using places the login/register link at the very bottom of the page, and I think people are not seeing it. I was hoping to cut and paste the code from the theme (for the login part) into the sidebar so it is more visible, but when I tried that using a text widget, the login part didn't show up (but the RSS links did). I cut the code from the Footer file which I thought had everything I needed but aparently not. I'm a novice at reading page code, so I'm not sure where else to look, or how to create my own code snippet for the login.
If anyone could give me some pointers, or a hand with the code, I'd really appreciate it.