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Removing unwanted widgets

  1. I have some unwanted widgets (Like, Follow, Search) that are not listed under the Footer Areas on the Widgets screen. I tried adding a blank Text Widget to each footer area as was suggested on one of the Help pages, but it made no difference. How can I remove the unwanted widgets?

    The blog I need help with is edmunddain.wordpress.com.

  2. Are you referring to the blog linked to your username? If so I cannot see any widgets in the footer at all. Manifest doesn’t display widgets by default, it has support for two widget areas in the footer. To activate those, you just need to drag your widgets there.

  3. Yes, that is the blog I was referring to. There is a "Like" widget, a Search box at the bottom, and a Follow tab off on the right, all of which i would like to remove.

  4. Hi there,
    To disable the like button Settings > Sharing
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/#like-button
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/likes/#turn-likes-onoff-on-specific-posts
    If you’d rather, you can turn the display of the after-post Like controls on or off for specific posts on your site. http://en.support.wordpress.com/likes/#turn-likes-onoff-on-specific-posts

  5. To disable the follow button Dashboard > Settings > Reading > Follower Settings

    Note: you need to clear your browser's cache and cookies after you disable those two.
    http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050

    You cannot remove the display of the searchbox in the footer without a custm design upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

  6. Thank you! That worked.

  7. I am trying to delete a search box in my header as it lies over one of my pages. How do I go about this?

  8. Go to appearance > theme options and you can hide the search box.

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