I also need help removing Search, Archives and Meta

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  • #77705
    uxmahua
    Member

    I am having the exact same issue as stevengibson:
    “How do I remove Search, Archives and Meta from my sidebar? I just can’t find a way to stop them appearing. I’ve tried dragging those widgets into the list of inactive widgets but they still show up.”

    Can you help me get rid of those?

    My site is cavanagh.design

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #77827
    thejohnparris
    Theme Author

    Hi there,

    Those widgets are fallbacks that show up when no widgets are assigned. It’s a practice that was common for some time in WordPress. I’m sure as a user experience person this idea drives you nuts. :) I know it does me. We no longer do this in our newer themes.

    Would you be ok with just hiding them with some CSS? If so, I’d be happy to give you some styles you can add to hide them.

    #77829
    uxmahua
    Member
    Original poster

    That would be great. Let me try that. If I can’t get it to work (I rarely touch code) then I might opt for a similar but newer theme.

    Thanks!

    #77830
    thejohnparris
    Theme Author

    Great. Go to Appearance > Customize in your WordPress dashboard. Select the CSS option, add this code, and save it. That should fix you up.

    #search, #archives, #meta { display: none; }

    #77867
    uxmahua
    Member
    Original poster

    Problem solved!

    Thanks!

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