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  • Hi everyone,

    I am very new to WordPress so forgive me if I am asking a stupid question.
    I am trying to change the links inside the META side bar where I have:

    Entries RSS
    Comments RSS

    Initially I thought that I could change them through the sidebar.php but when I went to change that file, I realized that in there I had:

    Valid XHTML

    So why the links that show on the site are different from the ones that are inside the sidebar.php ? and how do we change the ones that show on the site ?

    Thank you

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  • If you are using sidebar widgets – that overrides everything what is coded in the sidebar.

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    What would be the proper way to change the links on the “Meta Widget” ?

    Thank you again.

    Sidebar doesn’t reflect changes
    I have just install WP on my site. It was really easy. Then I selected a Theme that I found on Internet and I liked it. Every thing is fine until I put my hands on Widgets. And I have to do it, because I need to do some changes. After that, I can’t make changes to the sidebar.php because no matter what I do it doesn’t reflect the changes I make. For example, in the “Meta” I don’t want the link to; I want other link instead. Where can I do this change? It supposes to be on the sidebar.php, but it isn’t. I have been looking all the php’s and I can’t figure out. I probe other themes with the same results. Could some body help me please? Sorry if it’s a stupid question.
    You can see want I mean on:


    Every thing is fine until I put my hands on Widgets.

    Are you using widgets? Did you read moshu’s reply?

    Yes I read Moshu: “If you are using sidebar widgets – that overrides everything what is coded in the sidebar” but I can’t understand what does it means. I can understand that the sidebar.php of the theme won’t work, but, some other php should be working, bringing the information that shows the sidebar…Am I wrong? I want to fine it and change it, so the META won’t link to, instead I will like to put other link. That is all. I’m looking for it but I can’t fine it. How can I customize this sidebar? Is there a way to solve this?
    I forgot to tell you that I’m using WP 2.3.2 so, like I read, I understand that I don’t have to use Widgest plugin.

    So it is better not use Widgets or if I use widgets, and I select the modules I want to use, I won’t be able to modify sidebar? Please, can some body help me on this topic? Otherwise give me a specific URL to fine the answers.
    Thank you very much in advance.


    Well, Tin68 give mi some evidence on this topic.

    It wasn’t exactly as he said, but I search a little bit more and I found on wp-includes a widgets.php which has references to Meta; and there it was. Almost on line 480 I did the change that I wanted. Now my side bar shows a link to my web site instead of
    I register this because maybe would be useful for some one
    Thank you very much.


    hi miguel

    i had a similar problem. it’s fixed now thanks to you, saved me a lot of time.



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