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links manager not updating blogroll (3 posts)

  1. Ozh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Heya
    I've been using successfully for a while the link manager as built in WP for my blogroll, but all of a sudden it's no longer updating the "freshness" (last updated on ...)
    I'm suspicious about a few changes the server admin may have done, so is there a way I can test things ?
    I have no clue how the link manager works regarding to weblogs.com/changes.xml .... Any way to force refresh ? Any way to diagnose what's going wrong ?
    Thx in advance

  2. Mark Jaquith
    WordPress Lead Dev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You could look to see if your /wp-content/links-update-cache.xml is getting updated. If not, your host may have restricted some PHP functions.
    As I recall, errors are supressed for the retrieval of that file, so if it's not getting the file, you won't get an error.

  3. Ozh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    unfortunately, it seems the following line has no longer effect :

    $a = @file(get_settings('weblogs_xml_url'));

    Guess I'll have to set up an alternative way of things ...

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