I saw at least two bugs reported on this – while the admin page offers fields to specify before and after tags for links, the actual get_links code completely ignores it.
A comment in this bug:
suggests this may never be fixed (so why then allow the admin pages to change this???)
Another old bug:
Is there some other workaround to make the links display honor the before/after tags?
All I need is to have each link appear in a separate
tag – even within a category (I’ve a single category for links).
Or if that is not possible, would settle for a
<br /> – a line break – between each link.
Anyway to do this without having to hand-modify get_links or other functions?