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  • Hi all,
    I’m facing this link categories error, on my blog where link should have to appear, following error show up.

    WordPress database error: [Unknown column 'link_count' in 'where clause']
    SELECT cat_id, cat_name FROM wp_categories WHERE link_count!='0'

    I’ve tried to configure it from dashboard but I failed, tell me what to do and how to do.

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  • It appears you’re missing ‘link_count’ in the database. I’m not sure the best way to fix this. Earlier today I upgraded a 2.0.5 blog to 2.1.1, and I noted it required a database update.

    Another thread here stated that 2.1.1 does some kind of manipulation on the category database, if I understood the post correctly.

    Is this error from a plugin? You could try turning all plugins off.

    There’s also a way to write a short database script that will create that column for you, presuming you can get into the database, but someone else will have to volunteer the precise code IF it’s a good way to fix this error.

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