Hello everyone and welcome to Shawn's Tutorials!

So many people have been asking me what the Meta box is when they create their first website and does it need to be on the site.

First let us address what it is. It is a box where you can access all of the above labeled places for your WordPress site.

Second, does it need to be on your site?
Have you ever seen this box on any other sites when surfing the web?
I bet I know your answer!

You do not need this box on your live website and I recommend you remove it. All the functions can be found and accessed through either bookmarking each function on your browser or through the dashboard of your website.

You can find the admin or sign in page on the WA build websites tab.

I personally bookmark these functions myself, but the choice is yours.

Now, on to how to remove it.

First off, There are different versions of themes out there for WordPress, and this will cover the most common style

As John pointed out below in the comments, some themes only require you to open the Meta box and delete it.

Others make it a bit more challenging.

If this method does not work you may have the other style, see the notes at the end of this training on how to remove it.

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ggee Premium
Dang. It's not working for me. My luck :(
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Shawn Martin Premium
Did you get it to work?
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ggee Premium
Yep. There was no way to just remove it. At least on the theme I use. I had to populate that area of the footer with a widget of my choosing which then bumped it out! Took 2 days but I finally got it. Thanx!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Glad you got it to work!
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ggee Premium
Thanks. I was concerned about this. I found out that if someone registered thru the link there, it would give them access to the admin side of the website. I wonder why they would have something like that. It's a big security risk.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Welcome!
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NewBrunette Premium
Thanks so much. I could not work this out and you have saved me a lot of wasted time, much appreciated.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Glad to help :)
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Luther Premium
I was busy developing my blog and worried sick, as to how to remove this thing. It make once site look amaturelike. I have followed your tutorial, its gone now.If you want to login and out you simply click you name at the top right hand corner, where it says "Howdy"a drop down menu appears and you can login/out
BIG THANKS, Friend
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks for the tip Luther!
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AngiB Premium
Thank you!
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Shawn Martin Premium
You bet!
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fitthasan Premium
thank you
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Shawn Martin Premium
You are welcome~!
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369Abundance Premium
This was very helpful, thank you.
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Shawn Martin Premium
You are welcome!
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jewelsz1979 Premium
Was wondering how to remove that dreadful box. Thanks a lot
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Shawn Martin Premium
Glad to help!
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SSimpson Premium
Thank you! I have been wondering how to get rid of the Meta bar! Appreciate that.
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Shawn Martin Premium
You bet!
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Kav Premium
Thanks for the tut. I notice on the diagram above you have archives and comments. On my site, all my comments are under archive. What do I need to do to get both
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Shawn Martin Premium
Add a comments widget to your site. :)
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Kav Premium
Thanks
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Shawn Martin Premium
:)
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KelKel Premium
Thank you!
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DNave Premium
Great tutorial. Thanks.
Dawn
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Shawn Martin Premium
You are welcome :)
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KelKel Premium
Thanks Dawn!
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derront Premium
That did it. Thanks. Looks a lot better
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Shawn Martin Premium
Glad to help :)
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Fourtuna Premium
Hi Shawn thanks for the great training, I have got rid of the Meta box now. Best Wishes Alan
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Shawn Martin Premium
You are welcome!
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ssmako32 Premium
Great training Shawn...very straight forward.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Glad you liked it :)
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Vuong1213 Premium
Hi Shawn, thanks for your time to post this tutorial. Great.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Glad it helped!
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Sherion Premium
Thanks Shawn.
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Shawn Martin Premium
You bet!
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Graham90 Premium
Great tutorial. Did it in less than a minute. Shawn's the man!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Aww thanks. I hate that meta box, lol
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prophesied Premium
Sweet, got rid of that eye-sore!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Awesome!
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Bill67 Premium
Thanks Shawn. My Meta is gone
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Shawn Martin Premium
Awesome! ( I hate those things, lol )
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MrElcabong Premium
good info ... thanks
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Shawn Martin Premium
You bet!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Thanks Shawn! Very nice tutorial..made it very simple to do! :)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Awesome, thanks
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Marcus WFHW Premium
I have never understood why it's there.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Same here.
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TJ Books Premium
That is, delete on the drop down menu for meta. J
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Shawn Martin Premium
I know, some of the themes are set up differently, and you have to delete them. Thanks for bringing this to my attention John, I adjusted the training for it :)
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TJ Books Premium
For one of my sites, I haven't done them all, I just clicked on widget and then delete on the right col meta file and that did it. John
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TJ Books Premium
Humm! I'll have to check my sites. Tnx. Shawn! John
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jespinola Premium
Great Info Shawn. Sometimes meta is very useless :(
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Shawn Martin Premium
Yes, it does not need to be on a live site at all.
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jespinola Premium
Exactly
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theranman Premium
Thanks for the training. Another one checked off.
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Shawn Martin Premium
You are welcome Randy!
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andre.ramos Premium
It definetely gives a more professional look to the website, and I really like them to be as clean as posible, since the meta box doesn't have utility for customers it's highly recommended to remove it.
Thank you for this tutorial.
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Shawn Martin Premium
I agree. Seems to be the most asked question lately. :)
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