"Meta" widget breaks WordPress architectural standard
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|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||meta widget, meta links, architecture|
Since the links for the Meta widget are hardcoded into the file wp-includes/widget.php rather than inserted into the database the way the links for "Links/Blogroll" are, this undermines the architectural standard of WordPress.
- Converting the Meta widget to a similar interface as the Links widget so that the Meta links are entered into the database and are editable via the admin interface.
- Alternatively, the existing "category" tags system in Links/Blogroll system could be used to allow for multiple "Link" widgets based on categories, similar to what the RSS or Text widgets allow.
The architectural disconnect also contributes to the number of theme designers hardcoding "Meta" links into sidebars and other display elements.