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Cannot Add Category on Blogroll

  • Just installed 2.1 and everything appears to be working fine except the “Add” function for adding categories in the Blogroll manager.

    I can add Categories just fine in the Manage->Categories area of WP, and when I add new Blogroll Categories there they show up in the Blogroll area, BUT, when I try to add a blogroll category directly from the “add link” form in the blogroll I get the following message: “Something strange happened. Try refreshing the page.”

    When I refresh the page the message goes away, but when I click “Add” again, it comes back and I can’t add anything.

    Any suggestions? Help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Hmm… this is a funny error message that just started to get reported:

    If you guys could figure out what do you have in common that triggers the error…

    I am having the same exact problem.

    The “Something strange happened.” message is a generic one that means it was unable to talk to the server and get back a response that it understood. Lots of things could cause this. Server misconfiguration, broken/incomplete files (especially admin-ajax.php), etc..



    Hmmm, the problem I have is that when I want to add a link, the only categories available to me to file the link under are those which I haven’t used to tag a post.

    Or, put another way, if I’ve used the tag for a post, I can’t seem to file a link under it – if I haven’t used the tag for a post, it’s available.

    If this is a theme problem (I’m using Water-10, albeit modified to my liking), then I’ll take it up with the creator of the theme, but I’m posting here all the same just to see if there’s a solution from WordPress itself.

    My ‘problem’ is similar. Recently i created a website using the Bluebird theme. it’s a 3 column design which works fine for the purposes of a family/genealogy site. but the only category in the right sidebar is the Blogroll. i tried to add categories ‘backstage’ and i could, at least, ‘backstage’, i added a new one besides Blogroll, i created Links. but this doesn’t show up in a different section on the sidebar, it all shows up under Blogroll.

    i should either enter code in the sidebar.php or make use of a widget, but i don’t even have that option in the presentation menu. i did contact the designer of Bluebird and the suggestions i was given all don’t work because my dashboard ain’t the same, apparently.

    anyway, would appreciate any help.

    http://www.vodegel.net is the site, on the right sidebar is a long list of blogroll links, but i want to separate the blogs from the genealogy sites etc etc.


    Mizar5: You have code in your theme’s sidebar that pulls and displays those links. You need to figure out what code that is and replace it with a call to wp_list_bookmarks instead.

    Otto42, been a long time since i was in here, but you’re all the FASTEST, lol. thanks!

    i only somewhat know how to apply codes and not necessarily ‘read and get’ them that fast, but i’ll try.

    i saw that code in the regular ‘sidebar’ sheet but in the right sidebar.php sheet it has a different code. i’ll read it all carefully and try to figure it out. i did try to install an enhanced links plug-in and inserted the plug-in code in the right sidebar, that plug-in code worked fine (except the font was too big but that is something i had to look for in the plug-in code i guess), it showed as title ‘Links’ and the subcategories ‘Blogroll’ and ‘Links’ which sorted them fine, but the long original ‘Blogroll’ list was also still on the page and i didn’t want to just remove the code for it.
    will try to figure it out.

    will be back to either say “thanks it works” or for a new solution 🙂

    maybe this helps: here is the code from the right sidebar.php:

    <!– begin r_sidebar –>

    <div id=”r_sidebar”>

    <ul id=”r_sidebarwidgeted”>
    <?php if ( function_exists(‘dynamic_sidebar’) && dynamic_sidebar(2) ) : else : ?>

    <p><img src=’http://www.vodegel.info/reunion/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/sjefyol.thumbnail.jpg’ title=’SjefYol’ alt=’SjefYol’ /><p>
    This is the Vodegel Digital Reunion site for everyone in the Vodegel family. It all started with Sjef van Dongen (the Netherlands), who is married to Yolanda, her grandmother was a Vodegel. He decided to look into the family tree of his wife and one thing led to another. We hope you have a pleasant stay! If you have just a drop of Vodegel-blood running through your veins, don’t hesitate to register and participate!<p>

    Dit is de Vodegel Digitale Reunie site voor iedereen in de Vodegel familie. Het begon allemaal met Sjef van Dongen (Nederland) die getrouwd is met Yolanda, haar oma was een Vodegel. Hij besloot haar stamboom uit te pluizen en van het een kwam het ander. We hopen dat je het hier naar je zin hebt en heb je Vodegel-bloed, aarzel dan niet om je te registreren en mee te doen!


    <div class=”feedarea”>” title=”<?php _e(‘Syndicate this site using RSS’); ?>”> Grab my feed</div>


      <?php get_links(-1, ‘

    • ‘, ‘
    • ‘, ‘ – ‘); ?>


      <?php wp_register(); ?>

    • <?php wp_loginout(); ?>
    • WordPress
    • <?php wp_meta(); ?>

    • XHTML

    <?php endif; ?>


    <!– end r_sidebar –>

    and here is the code from the sidebar.php

    <!– menu –>
    <div id=”menu”>
    <?php if ( !function_exists(‘dynamic_sidebar’) || !dynamic_sidebar(‘leftsidebar’) ) : ?>


      <?php wp_list_categories(‘title_li=’); ?>

    <p><span class=”feedarea”></span>” title=”<?php _e(‘Syndicate this site using RSS’); ?>”> Grab my feed
    <div id=”sidebarSearch”>
    <div class=”BlogSearch”><h5>Quick search</h5>
    <form id=”searchform” method=”get” action=”<?php echo $_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’]; ?>”>
    <input type=”text” name=”s” id=”s” size=”20″ value=””/></form>


      <?php wp_get_archives(‘type=monthly’); ?>

    <?php /* If this is the frontpage */ if ( is_home() || is_page() ) { ?>

      <? php wp_list_bookmarks(‘title_li=O&categorize=0’); ?>

    <? php }?>

    there is some code missing at the bottom of this last one, i did change it around for the plug-in code but copied it right back and when i took a look again, half a sentence was missing and two lines of the code.
    i changed it back because it didn’t seem to show up on the page.

    Okay. On the right sidebar, he’s got this code (or similar):

    <h5>Blogroll</h5>...<?php get_links(-1, ' ', ... whatever ?>

    I can’t get exactly what it looks like because you posted it wrong on this forum, but that doesn’t matter. It’s that section of code, the word Blogroll in H5 tags followed by the call to get_links().

    Replace all that (including the H5 Blogroll bit) with this code:

    <?php wp_list_bookmarks( array (
    'title_before' => '<h5>',
    'title_after' => '</h5>',
    'category_before' => '',
    'category_after' => '',
    ) ); ?>

    That should do the trick. I think. Try it anyway.

    great Otto, thanks. i had reactivated the plug-in and had deleted the original blogroll code but the font was still too big and the links were in hiding, there are also a lot of elderly folks visiting who need to see at once where to click.
    so this solution is just what i needed, thanks!!

    outstanding support forum here 🙂

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