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  • i have read 20 topics about the merger of links and categories, and i still have no idea why this happened. but i’d really like to know how to remove link categories from my category list. even on the topics marked [resolved] there doesn’t seem to be a way to do this. right now, these extra links take up space, and result in 404 errors. i’ve tried filtering out the category id number, could not get that to work. any ideas?

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  • Since the upgrade to 2.1 I’m having the same problem. The blogroll category headings (not the actual links themselves) are showing up under Categories on the blog. The links are producing error messages.

    How can we exclude the blogroll categories from showing up?

    If you want to see an example, my blog can be found at

    By the way, I’ve searched the forums for an answer too, but can’t find one.

    I found the answer. It’s simple and it works:

    Categories With Excludes

    Displays Category links sorted by name, shows # of posts for each Category, and excludes Category IDs 10 and 15 from the list.

      <?php wp_list_categories(‘sortby=name&show_count=1&exclude=10, 15’); ?>

    The above was taken from this page:

    It seems to me that this should never have happened. The people who actually WANT them included should have had to INCLUDE them!

    I thought this was a democracy!

    I had a hard time getting this fix — or any other for that matter to work with the Mandigo theme I’m using at

    I was however finally able to exclude the blogroll links from the category list simply by editing the category listing section in the sidebar as follows…

    I changed:

    No more links in the Category List! Now, if anyone can help me figure out how to make the My Category Order plugin play nice with Mandigo, or suggest another option for sorting categories the way I want them to appear, I would be most appreciative.

    Many Tanks =- =- =- =- =-

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Link categories don’t show up category lists for me. What are you using to display the category list in the first place?

    wp_list_categories(), by default, excludes link categories automatically. The only way they show up is if you have a post in that category or are using some unusual options.

    So, in other words, the only way to separate out linklists separately, the way they used to be is with custom category calls? And widget users are royally screwed?

    Whose “bright idea” was it to mix all this together anyway? The least you could do is give us a way to separate them back out if we prefer them that way, the way blogs TRADITIONALLY show exterior links, which is, I think, the way most people would prefer.

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