Last night I 've read Lorelles wonderful post about all the new template tags and in one of my comments I agree absolutly with all of you:
WP have had a wonderful usability way to mange links and linkcategories,
WP2.1 looks like a kitchen with one drawer for all you need in a kitchen :(
Now I have categories for articles AND categories only for links in one lump together.
I would write an article and have a very long list with categories at the right side - but most of them are only for links, because links are links and never ever articles.
I would like to add a link :the same.
A very long list with categories, nobody nows: is that a category for links or for articles
I had to exclude so many categories in my sidebar, because there are linkcats and article cats in a wonderful chaos in the same list. :(
Please explain me the logic behind that!
Before WP 2.1 it was easy to create a link category for links only shown if you are reading article with the idXY.
Now.. chaos :(
A new template tag was published BEFORE the codex was updated. =Chaos.
Links are not only links in the world wide web. They are a "valuta" in the world wide web.
So many people have "linkpartners". They need a usability and easy way to manage their links.
If I can't find out a way to manage links easy and intiuitve or to exclude all the link categories in the administration panel if I would like to mange my article categories I can't use WP 2.1 .
I know that Matt wouldn't hear that, I know to critize the new WP 2.1 is the best way to become a "persona non grata" in the world of wordpress.
(I know that because he has delete my comment about this.)
But I'm frustrated and I feel defenseless to explain that the new way to manage link categories is more than one step in the past.
regards with a deep-drawn sigh.