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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#4933 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

"Meta" widget breaks WordPress architectural standard

Reported by: bonafide Owned by:
Milestone: 2.8 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.2.2
Component: Widgets Keywords: meta widget, meta links, architecture
Focuses: Cc:


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.

Change History (3)

#1 @darkdragon
10 years ago

This needs to be confirmed with the new administration changes. Also with the changes in widget.php.

#2 @ryan
9 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Widgets
  • Owner anonymous deleted

#3 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to 2.8
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

fixed as far as I can tell

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