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  1. tracyrhb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just took over my own blog from someone else who was hosting and administering and I am overhauling it. I really don't know much about this, except I posted to my WordPress blog for the past year.

    It seems that I do not have any capability to use, create, manage or in any way work with Link Categories. I looked at the instructions on the WP site, and read through the WordPress 2 book, and everything indicates I should be able to do this. I was able to do it in the old WordPress version of my blog. But the option is just not there on my dashboard. Can anyone help with this. Thanks.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The Link Category functionality (most of it) is now embedded in the Template Tag, wp_list_bookmarks.

  3. tracyrhb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have a server-installation; does what you say still apply?

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "I have a server-installation..."

    If you mean something like a Fantastico install then if you are using Version 2.1 or higher then yes you can use wp_list_bookmarks.

  5. tracyrhb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I mean that my blog is not at wordpress.com; it's hosted by Bluehost using WordPress as a platform. In the support book, many distinctions are made between the two kinds of accounts/installations. Bookmarks seem to be something used only in the wordpress.com accounts.

    Is there no way to do this through the user-friendly dashboard? Do I need to go in and do any link categorizing through code? (I don't know HTML; I'm just a writer!)

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Not sure about the 2 different types of installs at Bluehost but wp_list_bookmarks is available from the wordpress.org (not COM) version of WordPress.

  7. tracyrhb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry if I wasn't clear. There are not two types of Bluehost installs. I was referring to the differences between a blog on the WordPress.com server and a blog using WordPress but installed on another server. I have the latter; that server is Bluehost.

    I know this is probably just my own ignorance, but "wp_list_bookmarks is available from the wordpress.org (not COM) version of WordPress" is little better than Greek to me. Are you referring to some plugin I need in order to do links categories? And again, why does this option not appear on the WordPress dashboard, especially when the instructions everywhere I look indicate that it should? I used to be able to do this before I overhauled the blog, but now it's just not there.

  8. SCPanther
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Michael, I can certainly start using the new template tag, but how do I assign categories to the links/bookmarks in the first place? Is my only option to manually edit the link records in my database?

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