A bit of Wordpress customization help needed if possible

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Hi everyone. I've been banging my head against the wall here for a bit.
This is to be a brand new site: http://articlesearchenginemarketing.com/
And there are several things I want to remove, but having tried to go through appearance > widgets to do so does nothing.

I want to remove Archives, Tag Cloud, the Wordpress W, the Mail and RSS buttons at the top. The theme is JQ but I'm not sure if I have to get into code, which is something I've not really done yet with Wordpress. In any case my partner is begging me to do this, and I could use some guidance.

#bit #customization #needed #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Aperio
    From all appearances if your div tags give any clues, they do truly appear to be widgets rather than hard coded into your template.

    Sometimes themes have default widget content added in the event there is nothing else there... have you tried putting even just an empty text widget in that area to see if it removes what is currently there?
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  • Profile picture of the author Harrison Ortega
    You do need to get into the code to fix that. PM me an admin access and I'll do it for you in one minute. If in case you want to do it , then under the "appearance tab" click on "editor" on the right side click on "header.php" then find and delete the following code. (don't forget to "update the file").

    <ul id="mail_rss">
    <?php /* Navigation */
    if ( == "false") { ?>
    <li><a href="mailto:<?php bloginfo('admin_email'); ?>">Mail</a></li>
    <?php } ?>
    <li><a href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>">RSS</a></li>
    To fix the footer widgets, open "footer.php" and replace the whole code with this one:
    <!-- footer template -->
    <div id="appendix" class="clearfix">
    <!-- wp_footer -->
    <?php wp_footer(); ?>
    This will remove the hard coded widgets. Alternatively, some people may recommend you to go to the "widgets" area and just drag empty text widgets to the footer in order to override the hard coded ones. Keep in mind that by using this method you'll bloat your code with empty divs.

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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Is there a way to remove the search bar?
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  • Profile picture of the author raulandpaula
    I'm looking for a PHP Coder to write a Wordpress Plugin that will by pass the need to use PING.fm to connect the popular Media Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked in etc.
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