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  • After update all links are gone
    So I deactivated Links Manager plugin
    But links stay gone.
    And I cannot see any links option in my WordPress menu any more

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  • Look in the database for the links. With me all links are still there, but can not be displayed. WP New install I think exaggerated.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by radarin.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by radarin.

    I don’t care too much about the links. I miss the WordPress menu and the corresponding widget. It is totally unacceptable that a plugin corrupts the whole WordPress installation after it is removed.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by eppinger1.

    i’m out, i have deleted the plugin.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Link Library did not corrupt anything. If you were only using the Links menu and the links widget, then you were actually not using Link Library plugin, which Link Library extended. You were actually only using the built-in core WordPress Links Manager.

    To get that functionality back, just reinstall this plugin:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/link-manager/

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    For those wanting to get Link Library back up and running, I will be back to answering support over the week-end. I was just on vacation this past week.

    You wrote :
    Link Library did not corrupt anything.
    If you were only using the Links menu and the links widget, then you were actually not using Link Library plugin, which Link Library extended.
    You were actually only using the built-in core WordPress Links Manager.

    Reaction :
    That is not true or I do not understand you.
    All what happened was :

    I used link library for about 1 year in this WordPress configuratio.
    If I wanted I could deactivated, and would just have the “normal WordPress configuration links)
    I could activate link library, and then I would have link library working with the same links.

    After installing the new version, All links and menu were gone.
    And after deactivating and even fiscally removing link library, All links and menu are gone.
    Or at least they are not visible. And if they are there, I cannot see them. because The menu option is lost

    So you cannot day that ink Library did not corrupt anything.

    I just want the original WordPress installation back, where links are in the menu. Not an other plugin, just the original wordpress installation.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    The thing is, since WordPress 3.5, the Links Manager is hidden by default in new installations of WordPress. And any new user who wants to have that functionality needs to install that plugin. The plugin is really only 1 or 2 lines of code that activate the code that is inside of core WordPress.

    If you don’t want an extra plugin, you can modify your theme’s functions.php file to add the same code. Here is an article showing how to do this:

    https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/102920/how-to-re-enable-the-links-manager

    As a third option, you can go in your database and change the value of an option in the wp_options table. That is the second solution mentioned on this link.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    To get back to the point on corruption, Link Library 6.0 changed the way it stores links. Instead of using the built-in Link Manager, it copies all of the link data into something called WordPress Custom Post Types. Doing this added a number of improvements to the plugin right off the bat, and will allow me to add even more improvements down the road.

    The old Links data is still in the database, I just hid the old built-in Links Manager to avoid confusion in users, having a Links menu and a Link Library menu, each with the same links, but where updating one set would not update the other one.

    For some users, links did not properly get migrated to the Custom Post Type format. For these cases, I implemented a button under the Global Options menu called Re-import Links. Press that button and links should properly be brought in to the new format.

    It is true that the old widget is no longer present. You can re-create the same function by creating a basic library in Link Library and using the new widget provided.

    As I mentioned, if all you were using is the Links widget, then you do not need Link Library. Following one of the three solutions mentioned in the previous post will bring back the old Links editor, and your link data should be right where you left it, along with the old widget.

    I am sorry for all of the trouble that this has caused you.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    René: Are you seeing links in the All Links list in the back-end under Link Library? Do you have a list of categories as a parameter when you use the link-library shortcode?

    Something like: [link-library categorylistoverride=”1,3,7″]

    If you do, these category IDs need to be updated to reflect the new category IDs after the update to version 6.0.

    You wrote : The thing is, since WordPress 3.5, the Links Manager is hidden by default in new installations of WordPress

    That is totally not true. I have serveral older installations, and all have Links Manager. As a result of your comment, I even created a subdomain and tested it. And still the links are standard in the menu.

    Installing your plugin changed that. I did nothing else.

    I just want my standard installation back for the links.

    As in other installations. when I switch off link library there I just get left again in the standard wordpress menu. And that is the same option that was included in the WordPress installation, as far as I can see.

    And Iám not a programmer.But if I understand it then I can adjust something.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Elja.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Elja.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Elja.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Elja.

    Thank you very much. I did this :
    o in you wp database, in the (wp_)options table find the option “link_manager_enabled” and change the value from 0 to 1 (option_id should be 86)

    Now I have my Links again.

    But is is not the solution.
    EVery time I deactivate the links library My menu option in my WordPress menu is deleted again.
    So this is not my original installation for the menu.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Elja.
    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Glad you have been able to bring back the old Links Manager. You should remove Link Library from your site to be sure that you do not get confused between two separate link databases.

    But is is not the solution.
    EVery time I deactivate the links library My menu option in my WordPress menu is deleted again.
    So this is not my original installation for the menu.
    It disappeares again.

    in the (wp_)options table is 0 again after deactivating your plugin link library

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Elja.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Elja.
    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Which menu option gets deleted from the menu? The Links menu item, or the Link Library menu item? When deactivating Link Library, it should just remove the Link Library menu item.

    If for some reason it also removes the Links menu item, just re-set that field in the options database once after deactivating Link Library and never reactivate it.

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