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When using the default template in Movable Type, you will notice several widgets in the sidebar such as the Search box or the RSS subscription link. To customize your site, you may wish to remove one or more of the widgets.

Removing widgets from the sidebar in Movable Type

  1. Log into your Movable Type admin dashboard.
  2. click templates linkFrom the main screen, click on the Templates link.
  3. select widget optionThis takes you to the Design section. Look to the left hand menu and click on the Widgets option.
  4. At the top of the page is a section named Widget Sets. There are several sets, the default uses the two third column sets. There is one for each sidebar. Simply click on the link for the sidebar you want to edit. In our example, we are editing the Primary Sidebar.
  5. widget listYou are taken to a list of widgets. The right column displays the widgets that are currently active for the sidebar. To remove one, simply click your cursor on the desired widget and drag it into the left column and release the mouse button. You will see it disappear from the left column. For our example, we removed the Syndication widget.
  6. Click on the Save Changes button to confirm and save the change.
  7. Click on the Pages section from the left menu.
  8. publish all pagesCheck all pages and click on the Publish button. This saves the new widget status. You can see in the before and after comparison that the RSS syndication widget is now gone.
     before removing widget  after widget removal
Continued Education in Course 104: Working with Widgets in Movable Type
You are viewing Section 4: How to remove widgets from the sidebar in Movable Type
Section 3: How to enable/disable user accounts in Movable Type

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