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  • Resolved whataboutki


    Hello, I am wanting to remove some of the links that are in the meta widget. It has 5 links now:

    Entries RSS
    Comments RSS

    Is there a way for me to only have the first 2 links Register and Login?

    Where is the code for the widgets kept? If I find that I’m sure I can play around enough to figure it out myself.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    I would just use a Text widget instead, and make your own links in it. Simpler, easier to change later, doesn’t break when you upgrade.

    Yeah that would be easy…. but then it would always say login even if you were already logged in?

    You could also use:

    <li><h2><?php _e(’Meta’); ?></h2>
    <?php wp_register(); ?>
    <li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>
    <?php wp_meta(); ?>

    Those are dynamic functions- in other words it’ll say “register/site admin” and “log in/log out” depending on whether you’re logged in or out.

    Haven’t tried php functions in a text widget, but what better time to try than now? If that doesn’t work, you can always search for a meta-widget in the plugins here, and then open it up and tinker in the .php file.

    The code for the widgets are in wp-includes/widgets.php

    But I wouldn’t mess with that unless you really know what you’re doing.

    Thats perfect thanks…. php doesn’t work in txt widgets but there are some php widgets that I am already using! Thanks for your help.

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