OK, let me start by saying I love WP. I moved here two days ago from my Movable Type which I also use, primarily for the change of pace and the learning experience it afforded me. Also, I love the many gorgeous themes available for my blog with WP.
The problem is that MT is CGI based, more or less, and WP is PHP based. That little factoid makes the learning curve a tad challenging for me because PHP is something I am only slightly familiar with. So far though, I have been able to muck my way through making a couple of nice blogs. One of them is located at http://cfcure.com/ironmind/
This is a fitness journal I use to chronicle my strength training. As you can see I am still tweaking it.
One of the areas I am struggling with is LINKS.
I am having so much trouble with it that I ended up gun-coding strict html UL to make my links, but that is cheating. :P
I want to learn how to use the links.php and links manager, and I am having trouble figuring out how WP connects the links.php page and the links manager. I basically do not know how to "turn on" the links.php page and make the blogroll/links show up in my sidebar.php
I realize this is basic WP stuff, but as I said I am new. I would love it if someone would help me with a handful of 'structions.