A lot of students have been changing their theme this year only to discover that the meta widget (the little widget that helps you log in) has “disappeared!” Well the good news is, it hasn’t actually disappeared and there is a way to get it back.
First, you need to know:
Each theme comes with it’s default widgets – that means all themes start off with certain widgets automatically when you switch to a different theme. Sometimes the default widgets do NOT include a meta widget.
If your meta widget has “disappeared”:
- Type the url of your blog into the address bar: (I’ll use my URL as an example) https://blogs.isb.ac.th/chrissyh
- Add /wp-admin to the end of the url so it now looks like this:
- Click enter/return
You should now be able to log into the backend of your blog.
- Go to Appearance, then widgets
- Find the Meta widget and drag it back onto the sidebar
- Remember to click save
You should be able to see the Meta widget on the frontend of your blog again! See? I told it was easy!