Meta Widget in Sidebar

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    I would like to know how to add a Meta widget in the sidebar, like on my other site ( I found it useful to have it because I could easily go to the site’s dashboard without much frustration. But when I created the site and made changes to how I want the site to be, I did not find the Meta Widget in the sidebar settings. The the site’s theme is Penscratch 2 (I think).

    Any help is appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is



    Hi there,

    The meta widget has been removed since a long time. So there’s no way to add it to your sidebar widgets.

    Please refer the below threads for more information:

    Please let me know if there’s anything else that you require and I’d be happy to help.



    That’s weird… I still have it for one of my blogs/sites, but not the other… Will there be a replacement widget? I really want one so I could easily access the site’s dashboard without much clicking.



    I found the link to the dashboard.
    [site URL]

    Hopefully there may be a replacement feature or sometinig.




    Good to know that you found the link to your dashboard.
    You can always to go your dashboard from My Sites > WP Admin which is on the left panel of your site.

    Also, I thought to share the links widget with you, in which you can set the links for blogs or sites you want to share.
    Please check this out at the link below if it’s helpful:




    Cool and thanks.

    Will there be a replacement/similar widget like the meta widget?



    I am not sure if there is an exact replacement for it.
    It was retired as there’s a new dashboard/Calypso now.

    But if you want a link to your dashboard in the sidebar you can add a text widget and link it to your dashboard then.

    Here a link on how to use text widgets:

    Hope this helps! :)



    New dashboard? Is that one like the old one?

    No thanks about using a text widget. I know how to do that, but I’ll just use the dashboard link that I bookmarked instead.



    Hey there,

    I am not very sure what you mean when you say “like the old one”. But here’s some links to where you can learn more about the new dashboard. :)

    Thread link:

    More about it:




    I meant “old one” as in the wp-admin one.

    There isn’t much differencebetween the old and the new, so I’m not sure why there is a need to change the dashboards.



    **difference between

    I guess the best way to get to the dashboard is by going directly to the link (which is bookmarked)…

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