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  • Resolved ryanweijian


    How do I edit the Meta Section of the blog which seems as a common standard feature among all wordpress blogs?

    I can’t seem to find any links inside the wp-admin and in the dashboard to edit/hide this section which isn’t showing links that is relevant to my new blog

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


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    What do you want to add?

    If it’s tags from the posts, I use Simple Tags to add the tags to the meta section. It’s generally fire and forget.

    look in your theme’s sidebar.php for relevant code

    so I can open the theme’s sidebar.php and edit to remove the links manually via dreamweaver?

    the links that i don’t want comes already installed with every single standard wordpress template.

    are there any other ways whereby i can edit the links in the Meta Section easily if there’s any?

    1. don’t use dreamweaver. use one of these:

    2. yes, but that’s up to theme authors

    3. no easier way unless you use widgets and DON’T use the meta widget, then you won’t have see any meta link info. Or use something like:

    my wordpress blog is version 2.7.1 so I can’t use the minimeta-widget since it’s only for version 2.5+ right?

    with regards to the text-editors, those free versions are usable right, even with bugs inside?

    any recommended free text-editors for example?

    let say if after i finish editing the text editor, do i save it and upload onto the internet server via FTP or just save changes to the php file? >>- in short – are the changes immediately and live to the blog?

    1. it’s likely to work at 2.7.1. can’t hurt to try it.
    2. yes free editors work
    3. notepad2 isn’t bad
    4. you can use the theme editor to direct edit a file that is on your host, or some FTP programs such as filezilla allow you to right click on a file on the host and edit it directly and the ftp program opens the file in your locally designated editor, then when you close the editor, then filezilla will save it back to the host.

    Also since your are new, and wary about things, please read and execute WordPress Backups.

    Question 1:
    I’ve installed the
    but i don’t know how to use it.

    Inside the installation instructions is too general with no step by step tutorial on how to use it.

    How do I get to the log in page to sign into the minimeta widget like those in the screenshots?

    I have activated it, but is still very much clueless about how this thing works in wordpress blog.

    Question 2:

    If I’ve installed and activate the minimeta plugin into my blog, does it mean that I no longer need to edit the meta section from the php sidebar using a free editor already?

    1a. Activate the plugin,
    1b. Under Appearance->MiniMeta Widget “Add New Config”, configure what you want shown,
    1c. Appearance->Widgets, add that Widget, Edit the Widget and in the Widget Config pulldown select the widget you configured in 1b.
    1d. Save the Widget.

    2. That may be correct, but depends on your theme.

    maybe i’m just too clueless about this wordpress related stuff.

    to save me from extra trouble, how do I just remove the Meta Section in my blog.

    because despite the simple step by step instructions, I can’t find a way to remove those un-necessary links in the Meta Section which is already installed with every single wordpress blog installation
    the links are the standard
    1) RSS
    2) Comment RSS
    3) WordPress Themes

    Just tell me how to get rid of the Meta Section from showing in my wordpress blog.

    Thank you.

    For anyone still curious, in 2.8, the code for the “meta” widget (and other default sidebar widgets) is stored in \wp-includes\default-widgets.php.

    ryanweijian, if you delete the following lines (and only the following lines) from that file, the meta section will remain installed, but with the the RSS, Comment RSS, and WordPress Themes links removed:

    <li><a href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" title="<?php echo esc_attr(__('Syndicate this site using RSS 2.0')); ?>"><?php _e('Entries <abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>'); ?></a></li>
    			<li><a href="<?php bloginfo('comments_rss2_url'); ?>" title="<?php echo esc_attr(__('The latest comments to all posts in RSS')); ?>"><?php _e('Comments <abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>'); ?></a></li>
    			<li><a href="" title="<?php echo esc_attr(__('Powered by WordPress, state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform.')); ?>"></a></li>

    To hide the Meta section entirely, go into the Dashboard and select Appearance, and then Widgets. Then just drag the “Meta” section out of your sidebar, and into the “Available Widgets” box.

    Let me know if that’s not clear and I can put together some screenshots. None of this involves/requires the MiniMeta plugin.

    Thanks cos. I was looking for that. I found older messages about widgets.php that were, uh, older, outdated, and didn’t help. default-widgets.php did the trick for me. I deleted the link I didn’t want. –WDG

    Thank you VERY MUCH!!! I have been searching for this in v2.8.4

    Can someone please tell me where to edit the meta widget in the core code? I can’t find it!

    okay, to-date, i’m still lost..completely lost.

    forget about the mini-meta widget for now.

    i just want to get rid of the unwanted sidebars in my blog at

    the side bars are
    1 – Categories
    2 – Blogroll (just need to rename this to another title)
    3 – Meta

    the other side bar which is missing from my current blog’s theme is Recent Post, after removing the above unwanted side bars, how do i add a bar which i want?

    Do I use the log in to the wp-admin that section to edit or do I need to log in to my FTP account, edit the php files using any editor?

    Print-screen step-by-step tutorial would be helpful for a clueless guy like me. Thank you.


    i’ve somewhere managed to removed the meta section from my blog after some own trying out thanks for another wordpress printscreen instruction guide which i bump on by chance and use my html basic knowledge to removed the php codings for the meta section.

    thanks for the help guys

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