My website, wrbcsailaway.org has a few extraneous things that I would like to eliminate, but cannot find the source of these "problems". This is not a blog post. I used a free template for the site, called paalam. Maybe not the best choice, but I liked the overall look (and the price). I have tried to search for advice, but have found none.
Specifically, I would like to eliminate sidebar refs to recent comments, archives, and categories. I would also like to change the word 'Meta' to something else like maybe 'Refs' or 'Resources' and dump the RSS links.
I would also like to change the word 'howdy' in the upper right corner to something a little more sophisticated like 'logged in as' or 'Welcome'.
Any help would be appreciated.