Removing unnecessary links from Meta sidebar widget

  • brentwz

    #5215

    I want to remove the following links/entries from the Meta sidebar >>

    Entries RSS

    Comments RSS

    WordPress.org

    Is there aa simple non-code way to do so?

    If not, can someone please provide clear directions as to how to do so?

    Website Example URL: http://buyandroidphones.info/the-android-os-operation-system-explained

    NOTE: We still want the Admin (Meta) sidebar to display on the RH side for login purposes, just WITHOUT these 3 links above.

    Actually, all we really want is the Admin Login link (even as text) somewhere easy to access top-right-of-page but I guess that’s another story.

    brentwz

    #31134

    Help, folks, no reply yet? Is this trickier than all the others the last 2 days?

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #31135

    brentwz

    #31136

    FYI, John, I DID search the forums firstly — with no suitable result.

    Initially didn’t know what to search for. So the results didn’t come back as expected, & I’m sure that applies to all the other people who do likewise, then get told bluntly as though they didn’t try to find the answer BEFORE asking.

    But I do appreciate you passing that link on to me, John.

    PS Why do I feel on forums that as soon as I ask for an EASY TO UNDERSTAND explanation, the answer makes me feel I have to be a digital junkie who continuously thinks code to understand it. When I drive my SUV fast on the highway, or slow to the supermarket for groceries, I never have to think like a mechanic to put foot to accelerator. Been on computers since ’89 with AutoCAD but God alone knows why people still want to force hand-typing of code onto us in 2012!

    Prasanna SP

    #31137

    Hacking core is not suggested. But, if you can track the changes you made, you may try this,

    Edit wp-includes/default-widgets.php` and remove, (it’s around 279 line)

    <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="<?php esc_attr_e( 'http://wordpress.org/' ); ?>" title="<?php echo esc_attr(__('Powered by WordPress, state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform.')); ?>"><?php
    /* translators: meta widget link text */
    _e( 'WordPress.org' );
    ?></a></li>

    Quote:
    Been on computers since ’89 with AutoCAD but God alone knows why people still want to force hand-typing of code onto us in 2012!

    Huh?

    ronangelo

    #31138

    You can just remove the meta widget and use a text widget with a link to the login.

    <a href="http://buyandroidphones.info/wp-login.php"> LOGIN </a>

    Quote:

    God alone knows why people still want to force hand-typing of code onto us in 2012!

    typing code is fun.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #31139
    Quote:
    as soon as I ask for an EASY TO UNDERSTAND explanation, the answer makes me feel I have to be a digital junkie who continuously thinks code to understand it

    As far as explanations that are easy to understand, all of my explanations are easy to understand—for someone with my range of knowledge and abilities. Responding to someone’s requests means finding a balance between:

    1) Assuming they know nothing and going through everything step by step. This risks wasting both their and my time and possibly insulting their intelligence as well (because some people are have thin skins).

    2) Assuming they know at least as much as I do and giving them a short, quick, response. This risks irritating people who don’t know what I know.

    I tend to err on the side of assuming knowledge on the part of the poster, since this is more efficient. If they respond back with “huh? what do you mean by ‘foo’?” I can then take a bit of time to explain what ‘foo’ is. If they already know what ‘foo’ is, then I haven’t wasted their time explaining something they already know. It would really be useful if people asking for help told us ahead of time what their level of knowledge and expertise is, instead of lambasting us for not knowing in the first place.

    Quote:
    I DID search the forums firstly — with no suitable result.

    Typing “META” into the search box returns these results: https://forum.graphene-theme.com/search.php?q=META The thread I referred to is the third in the list. (It was the second.)

    Quote:
    I never have to think like a mechanic to put foot to accelerator.

    No, but you are using the vehicle to do what it was intended to do by an ordinary user. If you want to do maintenance on it (such as an oil change), or if you want to add additional features (a turbo, for example), then you are going to need additional tools and you will need to know how to use them. Any computer application comes with a set of features that you can use out of the box. If you want to use that application to do something it wasn’t necessarily intended to do, or to do it in a way that it doesn’t currently do, then yes, you are going to have to learn some code. How much depends on what you are trying to do.

    Even without coding knowledge, however, I indicated in the thread I mentioned that plugins are available to do this without coding knowledge. One of the nice things about WordPress is that it is extensible—people can use plugins to do things that otherwise would require a little or a lot of coding knowledge. It is always amazing to me that people ask if there is a plugin that does ‘A’ or ‘B’ without ever bothering to search the plugin repository themselves.

    Quote:
    Been on computers since ’89 with AutoCAD

    If you can use AutoCAD, you can learn to write simple HTML in about an hour or less.

    Quote:
    why people still want to force hand-typing of code onto us in 2012!

    Nobody’s forcing you to do anything. You can use things as they are, or use a plugin. I don’t know why people who don’t know anything about programming always assume that scripts and programs just write themselves. If it were that simple, then everyone would do it.

    Quote:
    typing code is fun.

    +1 to Ronangelo

    BTW, if you Google “html link” the very first result will give you more than an enough information to do this.

    brentwz

    #31140

    Thank you very much, ronangelo, for helping (& taking into account my code-shy comments implied/inferred by the 2nd sentence of my original post):

    Quote:
    Is there a simple non-code way to do so?

    Precisely, the simple solution I asked for!

    ronangelo, you’d make a great salesperson one day, if so inclined, because you listened to the “customer” & gave them what they wanted. Very much appreciated.

    Prasanna, thank you too, but that’s just a bit more code stuff than I’m comfortable with.

    Geez, John, what side of bed did you get out of today?

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