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Version 2.1 and Link Categories - what happened? (6 posts)

  1. deko
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've just upgraded to 2.1 - what happened to Link Categories??

    I have a lot of custom code that works Categories and Link Categories (in 2.0.4).

    Apparently, the linkcategories table was replaced with a lookup table, link2cat. I think this was a mistake, at least from a developer's perspective.

    It's not just that I'm unhappy about having to rewrite my queries. In terms of performance, this change is a step backwards. Not only are there more rows to search in a consolidated category table, but additional criteria is required to distinguish Link from Post categories.

    And for a platform that is supposed to be developer friendly, this is almost an insult. At this stage of the game, the table structure should not have been changed.

    Adding injury to insult is the renamed admin menu. Have the WP folks lost their collective minds? Why would the intuitive "Links" be replaced with "Blogroll"?

    And what about Link Formatting? No more 'text_before_link' and 'text_after_link' fields?

    Ouch.

    Whatever the merits of other changes, version 2.1 is NOT developer friendly!

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There is a long discussion about it in this thread:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/102962

    (not that it would change anything for you... just to see different opinions)

  3. deko
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Perhaps a collective voice from the masses will change things.

    We insist that this change be reversed!

    For all of us who want to add our voice...

    http://www.we-want-link-categories-back.com

    Please help us in our effort.

    We want Link Categories back!

  4. dss
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    really bummin' about this...

  5. deko
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hope has two daughters -- anger and courage: anger at the way things are and courage to change it.

    WordPress Link Management using Link Categories

  6. thelazygeisha
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hope has two daughters -- anger and courage: anger at the way things are and courage to change it.

    That's deep. I like that.

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