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[resolved] Removing "Meta" section (6 posts)

  1. Thomasmind
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I want to remove the "Meta" section on the right-hand side of my blog. I searched the help topics for an article on how to do this. I found one & tried what it said to do. It said to find the Edit index.php page. I did that. Then it said to remove the <li id="meta"> lines. I didn't find these exact lines, but I did find lines that had "meta" in it. I removed those lines. I think I've made a big mistake! The "Meta" section is still on my blog, and I have no idea what I removed. I have 2 questions:

    1) How can I remove the "Meta" links on my blog (I am using the Default presentation style, if that makes any difference)

    2) How can I undo the edit I made to the Index.php thing

    I AM VERY NEW TO THIS -- which I'm sure is obvious. Please help with very simple directions. Thank you very much!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Open sidebar.php and look for something similar to:
    <li><h2>Meta</h2> <ul> <?php wp_register(); ?> <li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li> <li><a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer" title="This page validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional">Valid <abbr title="eXtensible HyperText Markup Language">XHTML</abbr></a></li> <li><a href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/"><abbr title="XHTML Friends Network">XFN</abbr></a></li> <li><a href="http://wordpress.org/" title="Powered by WordPress, state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform.">WordPress</a></li> <?php wp_meta(); ?> </ul> </li>

    Either comment it out or remove it.
    Please backup 1st...and restore whatever file you messed with.

  3. Thomasmind
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you very much! I do not know where to find sidebar.php, but I will diligently look for it before asking for help with this.

    Can you tell me how to restore the file I missed with? I have no idea how to do that. I'd appreciate help with this.

  4. Thomasmind
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Found sidebar.php easily -- thanks!

  5. Thomasmind
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The Meta remedy worked. Thank you! You have no idea how good it feels to be able to learn how to do some of these things. As a newbie, I feel so dumb at times. I appreciate the help.

  6. Thomasmind
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No response -- I'll post a comment in the Template section asking for the codes. Thanks for the help you've given!

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