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Meta Widget Customizer


This plugin provides an alternative to the WordPress Meta widget. It also shows by default the same 5 links (register, login or logout, entries RSS, comments RSS and the link to But it allows you to hide the ones you do not want to see.

Additionally it allows displaying a few other links:
– A password lost link
– Edit this page/post link
– Dashboard (site admin) link
– XHTML validator link

These three links can also be hidden or shown. They will also only display if appropriate (depending on whether the user is logged in, which its rights, the type of page…).

The third improvement is that you can add any number of additional links by selecting a links category to be displayed in the meta box.

Instead of the login/register/password lost links, you can also have a tabbed sub-widget providing all these in-page (not as a link but as a functionality in the widget itself)

You can also display entries from a configurable RSS feed, include a Google search box and allow the site to be translated.


  • This screenshot shows how the widget looks like in the widget administration.

  • How the widget looks like with the tabbed login/register/lost password, the entries RSS link and a custom link.


  1. Upload meta-widget-customizer.php.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or a subfolder (e.g. /wp-content/plugins/meta-widget-customizer/)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the widget (Meta Widget Customizer) to your sidebar
  4. Select which links you want to have displayed


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Contributors & Developers

“Meta Widget Customizer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Added option to toggle for the bullets


This plugin is now translatable
Added German translation
Added French translation


Fixed: Settings were empty after being saved


Fixed error leading to empty options when adding the widget to the sidebar


Fixed PHP warnings
Fixed issue saving state of unchecked checkboxes


Fixed translate URL


Use standard redirect for password lost


Fixed warnings and notices in debug mode
Fixed redirect issue
Remove WordPress test cookie


No functionality change. Just fixed version numbers


Fixed problem with sites that are not hosted on the root directory
Fixed empty tabs and only shows tabs which are relevant
Fixed problem with iframes
Better adapts to the site look&feel


Added translation support using Google translate


Added Google search box and in-widget login, register, lost password UI.


Added support for displaying entries from a configurable RSS feed as well as for:
– XHTML validator link


Added support for displaying the links from a specified link category as well as for:
– A password lost link
– Edit this page/post link
– Dashboard (site admin) link


First version only supporting hiding the default links.