Meta Widget in Sidebar

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  • #3267887

    I would like to know how to add a Meta widget in the sidebar, like on my other site (fantagians4ever.wordpress.com). I found it useful to have it because I could easily go to the site’s dashboard without much frustration. But when I created the site and made changes to how I want the site to be, I did not find the Meta Widget in the sidebar settings. The the site’s theme is Penscratch 2 (I think).

    Any help is appreciated.

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

    #3267900

    vinnykaur
    Staff

    Hi there,

    The meta widget has been removed since a long time. So there’s no way to add it to your sidebar widgets.

    Please refer the below threads for more information:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/meta-widget-8/

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/i-still-miss-the-meta-widget/

    Please let me know if there’s anything else that you require and I’d be happy to help.

    #3267923

    That’s weird… I still have it for one of my blogs/sites, but not the other… Will there be a replacement widget? I really want one so I could easily access the site’s dashboard without much clicking.

    #3267925

    I found the link to the dashboard.
    [site URL].wordpress.com/wp-admin

    Hopefully there may be a replacement feature or sometinig.

    #3268001

    vinnykaur
    Staff

    Hey,

    Good to know that you found the link to your dashboard.
    You can always to go your dashboard from My Sites > WP Admin which is on the left panel of your site.

    Also, I thought to share the links widget with you, in which you can set the links for blogs or sites you want to share.
    Please check this out at the link below if it’s helpful:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/links-widget/

    Thanks

    #3268375

    Cool and thanks.

    Will there be a replacement/similar widget like the meta widget?

    #3268408

    vinnykaur
    Staff

    I am not sure if there is an exact replacement for it.
    It was retired as there’s a new dashboard/Calypso now.

    But if you want a link to your dashboard in the sidebar you can add a text widget and link it to your dashboard then.

    Here a link on how to use text widgets:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

    Hope this helps! :)

    #3268782

    New dashboard? Is that one like the old one?

    No thanks about using a text widget. I know how to do that, but I’ll just use the dashboard link that I bookmarked instead.

    #3268824

    vinnykaur
    Staff

    Hey there,

    I am not very sure what you mean when you say “like the old one”. But here’s some links to where you can learn more about the new dashboard. :)

    Thread link:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/where-is-the-meta-widget/

    More about it:
    https://developer.wordpress.com/calypso/

    Thanks!

    #3269858

    I meant “old one” as in the wp-admin one.

    There isn’t much differencebetween the old and the new, so I’m not sure why there is a need to change the dashboards.

    #3269859

    **difference between

    I guess the best way to get to the dashboard is by going directly to the link (which is bookmarked)…

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