I don’t like the Meta links on the sidebar and never have done.
On my first themes I used to edit the sidebar manually to just leave the login one there, but I am now starting to feel that this takes up unnecessary space.
There are, of course, security issues with leaving it there. But I think that anyone who knows a bit about WordPress knows how to work out the URL to the login page, so this is not really a big issue.
Anyway, I am determined to use the widgets in TwentyTen to accomplish my design and to edit the PHP code in the theme as little as possible at the moment. So here goes:
PLEASE BACKUP YOUR DATABASE BEFORE MAKING THESE CHANGES!
1. Log into the Dashboard using an Administrator account.
2. Click on “Widgets” in the “Appearance” area of the left-hand sidebar.
3. Now click on the arrow next to the “Meta” widget.
4. Click on “Delete”.
5. That’s it – the meta links have gone!