As far as I know, the Meta widget cannot be customized. It is provided ready-to-go by WordPress.
But you can always create a custom menu with any links you want (via: Dashboard-Appearance-Menus) and then add that menu to your site with a Custom Menu widget (via: Dashboard-Appearance-Widgets-Custom Menu).
[This is a re-post of a reply that I seem to have deleted myself. Sorry about that!]
I’m experiencing the same issue, but it seems to occur mainly when there are widgets in the Footer area.
I’m still in the early stages of designing my new test site, and I do want to get this resolved before I make it publicly visible. I really love the look of the Verbosa theme, but this behavior makes the theme unusable. As sidebar widgets do not show in mobile view (yet), I have to use footer widgets. Also, I like the look of having a “bar” across the desktop screen at the bottom of the site, for links like About, Contact etc.
Coding is not something I’m very comfortable with, so I’m not sure how to apply thunderblaster’s tip on my site. I’m using a child theme (the NoLink child theme provided by Cryout). Where would I place a file to fix this issue, and what would it need to contain?
There is another issue that I’m experiencing, but I’m not sure if it’s related to this. When I scroll all the way down on desktop, the footer section “pushes up” the sidebar — but not entirely. The bottom bit of the sidebar stay visible “on top of” the footer. Do you have any ideas on how to fix this?