said 1 year, 4 months ago:
First to solve the “unwanted users”, you need to go into the settings of your blog and under “General” you need to unclick the box that says “Anyone can register” next to “Membership”. and Under “Discussion”, make sure you have the “moderate comments” checked. This really helps with a lot of the spam. Okay, have Akismet plugin in place helps too But to start on the dashboard, this would be the place.
As for the footer, you need to make the changes IN the “footer”. I don’t use the Genesis framework, but I am going to assume that they have a “Theme Options” under “Appearance” like WPMU themes does. Look for the “footer” section and make your changes there. Ideally, you should be able to make some of the changes you want there. also check your widgets .. sometimes the info is there.
I personally never use the blogroll or the “meta” box — it may be the “meta” box you need to change as well for the footer.
Good luck! I love your site by the way!! great information!!! and I like the WAHP concept, as there are a lot of dads at home now