I’m Not Going to Miss “Links” at All

For those of you who do not yet know, the latest version of WordPress will eliminate the “Links” altogether in favour of adding the Links to their own separate Category. That means that, instead of having a separate list of “Links” with it’s typically unfathomable and irritatingly option-free set of controls, you will maintain your list through the use of another Category and presumably subCategories as well.

Now, I know what some of you less experienced folks are thinking: holy crap, they’re going to strand me and delete my links that I’ve taken six years to develop!!! Fear not, gentle reader. I’m sure that they intend to make the transition easier by migrating them over for you, but if not, I’m sure someone else will develop just such a tool for you lickety-split.

Personally, I detest the Links structure and would much rather the greater freedom allowed Categories present from a development perspective. I’m also more than a little curious just how the Links fit into the Categories. I’ll probably install WP2.1 on a Dev server and see what it looks like before installing on my Production server. Plus, I’m going to need to know how to alter my Collapsing Categories Widget to accomodate the new schema.

Hmmm. . . . Maybe I’ll even. . . . Well, better not spoil the surprise.

UPDATE: Well, I’ve done it now: I’ve joined the WordPress Tester’s mailing list, so now I’ll have a way to download the new version and see how it works. Sweetness!

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

1 reply on “I’m Not Going to Miss “Links” at All”

hi,

1st. you have an error in your site, the https://dragonflyeye.net/blog/javascript-collapsing-categories/ page doesn’t load.

2nd. Category base – if you give a different category base in admin > options > permalinks, the your categories collapsing javascript gets lost

3rd. would it be possible that if you click a category, and it goes and fetch the url, that at the newly fetched page, the category which was just selected, remains open? That would be more intuitive.

Im typing this in the google cache, so lets see if it actually posts to your site…
*bump* failed, so here i am posting a comment at a random post.

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