Want to modify links section (8 posts)

  1. mrknox
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok, I have seen the same question asked a couple of times but no answer. I want to change the way my links are displayed. I am running the "pool" theme. I want to change the name on the sidebar from "blogroll" to "links". I would also like to show only the most recent links on the sidebar Maybe 3), but all of the links on the separate links page. I would also like to have links belong to multiple cattegories (science AND atoms). Any help would be appreciated... Thanks.

  2. tov
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have come up with a solution that looks like this...


  3. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1. You should start here: Links_Manager
    2. Pages#Page_Templates applied to a links.php Page template.
    3. then put them in both categories.

  4. tov
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have found WordPress wants to randomize the blogroll
    no matter what you do. Thats why I came up with my solution...

  5. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    that's not true. Link_Categories_SubPanel if you set it to a different sort (NOT random) it works. Just tested :)

  6. tov
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Dude- whatever.
    Instructions should be clear and complete.
    Folks shouldn't have to spend months to figure it out.

    Order or Sort?
    I see no sort.
    Look- I'm an idiot- but i got a solution and its fully spelt out

    I don't know how it will work out in the long run
    But i think it will work.
    I'm trying to help a oft asked question
    Many folks are having a prob with this!
    Perhaps the documentation isn't clear enough...
    So use a forum to clarify it- don't just point the newbies at some tech manual- thats a cop out

  7. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK, if that works for you, I am glad.
    What I don't understand why is so difficult for everybody using a software to take a few minutes and go through the admin panel and subpanels? E.g. login > Links > Link Categories > select for Edit "Blogroll" and modify the Sort Order...

  8. tov
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey- now those are good directions!
    But the default as random is dumb!
    Rather than call it "by name"
    It should be called "alpha-numerical ordering"
    But I do prefer the ups and downs arrows of a phpnuke
    [ that is i think thats the one that does it ]
    for ordering links- an even simpler system might be...
    well i can think of a few.
    The reason folks aren't finding the way
    is it is opaque- not apparent or intuitive.
    Thats why i use a mac. Its easier- so i can get things done.

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