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  • Resolved sealteambuilder


    I am new to wordpress and have been following directions and support diligently. I have a website hosted through Bluehost and I have downloaded a theme as I work in the dashboard. I would like to delete the META and ARCHIVE section on the page. I have read about changing the code in PHP files but I have not found clear direction on how to do this. can you assist? Thank you in advance.

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  • you should edit the theme file for your page(page.php, single.php or page-loop.php, archive.php decided by your theme structure.) I don’t see your theme code, so can’t tell what code you should remove. For meta, it should be the_meta() or similar functions.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    Meta and Archive links can be either hardcoded in sidebar.php, depending on your theme, or in a widget thatc an be removed, or in a conditional that will “disappear” the meta and archive links when you add any other widget.

    Thank you both – I am using the C panel so I believe I need to go to appearance then editor and make the changes in the Twenty Ten: Stylesheet (style.css) correct? Thanks again!!!!

    Just saw you mean remove/delete Meta and Archive on sidebar… Methods:

    1. If you add a widget to the primary widget area via themes->widgets, the meta and archives widget will be removed automatically.

    2. If you don’t want to add any widgets, you can edit the file sidebar.php and remove the `<li id=”archives” class=”widget-container”>
    <h3 class=”widget-title”><?php _e( ‘Archives’, ‘twentyten’ ); ?></h3>
    <?php wp_get_archives( ‘type=monthly’ ); ?>

    <li id=”meta” class=”widget-container”>
    <h3 class=”widget-title”><?php _e( ‘Meta’, ‘twentyten’ ); ?></h3>
    <?php wp_register(); ?>
    <li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>
    <?php wp_meta(); ?>

    Hope helps.

    Moderator kmessinger


    Don’t edit the code. If you do it will be overwritten at the next upgrade.

    #1 was correct – add another widget. If you want nothing to show add a text widget and put nothing in it.

    Thanks guys – ot it fixed with the widgets. Best to all!!!



    oh wow, thank you so much, @lgkevincc and @kmessinger !!!!!

    (i too added a widget to the Main Sidebar and it worked magically)

    it was such a headache, and now it is gone!

    I appreciate your help very much.

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