Recover the link manager and blogroll without plugins

Instead of making strange modifications to the database from PHPMyAdmin or using plugins just for this, there is a simple trick available to everyone.

You just have to access the page of all the WordPress options, without visible menu but accessible in .

Once there you just have to find the string called link_manager_enabled and change the default number (0) a 1. Save the changes and " voila ", you already have again – or for the first time – the native WordPress link manager.

You do not like the link manager ?, then you use the WordPress menu system and the custom menu widget, yourself.

Create a blogroll without follow-up ("nofollow")

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The truth is that doing this supposes giving many clues to the google robots, to indicate that what we are really doing with our blog is pure SEO and very possibly penalize us with the consequent decrease in the positioning ranking of our website, which is why I at least, I do not know revo to use this option so drastically .

As far as I could read on the web, it is not very clear how the use of the label affects the positioning of a web page rel = "nofollow" within the links of our web pages, although what does seem clear, or at least there is consensus, is that there should be a certain balance between inbound and outgoing links on our site web .

And given that the tag rel = "nofollow" indicating to the robots of google that it is a link for people and consequently should not be followed by the search engines we can use it to try to achieve that equity.

Before going any further, I would like to clarify what is a link " nofollow " for it nothing better than a small example.

Suppose we have a page to web a link similar to the one that appears below (actual link that goes my website about cruises ):

Add an attribute rel = "nofollow" means to transform that expression into the next:

It's that easy and simple.

In relation to this topic, I was asked the idea of ​​how to include this attribute in my WordPress blogroll both in the site that I mentioned earlier, and in another that I have on the Organic Law of Data Protection since in these places there are links to ot ros blogs and normally we may be interested to add this condition to them.

To try to get this, I went to the category "links" of the desktop of WordPress and I could not see any option that would allow me to do this . I started surfing the net and I found a code, with which this goal is achieved and I want to share with all of you.

To achieve this possibility, all you have to do is copy and paste the code that follows in the file functions.php of the theme of WordPress that you are driving, or paste it in the file of the plugin of functions option this last one that is the one that I use and I recommend the readers.

In this easy and convenient way, you have added the attribute rel = "nofollow" to all the links that appear in your blogroll . I hope it has helped you and once again, I want to finish the writing of this post, by publicly acknowledging the work of Fernando by showing us every day on this website new and interesting news about WordPress . Until next time, bye.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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WordPress "kills" the Blogroll

Years ago, when you wanted to create community or participate in a community of webs of the same theme you joined or created a " ] webring ". The idea was that different websites with a similar theme would link together, usually at the foot of the web, to promote the exchange and dissemination of knowledge something that Google has benefited from for years, since it related content , which facilitated the categorization of information.

This concept grew and came of age with another, in this case called " blogroll ", through which you linked (also) to others – in this case – blogs with a similar theme, friend blogs etc.

And that's been the case for years, also and especially in WordPress, since I've known him he's had a link section and, when they appeared, a widget for your " Blogroll ", … until today.

And it is that the WordPress development team has decided to leave the links section, and the Blogroll widget or Sites of Interest such as you will have in the translation into Spanish, in favor of personalized menus, which should host this utility, through external links, share other sites of interest or your thematic blogroll .

If you want to set a date for this " murder " premeditated blogroll, will run with WordPress 3.5 in all safety.

In fact, in are already beginning to delete the section of links and although it has not yet been extended to all sites you may not find your links tomorrow, nor may you be able to use the widget to link your friends, so raw.

If you do not want to lose your links, in the absence of the Automattic guys incorporating a widget to the effect (using a plugin), in you will have to copy and paste your links in a text editor and, in the absence of other co sa, add the links you want to the theme menu . My advice would be to use the trick of to add menus without a link as superior and then add your custom links as subordinates of this one. This menu, you can even add it with the "Custom Menu" widget, the only reasonable substitute.

Another option would be to create a page where to add links quite common and available as a page template in some issues, actually enough.

Users of complete and installed on their own server, we have more options (a further reminder that freedom is important, although it is more convenient to use managed services ), since there are plugins that can help us like Link manager a substitute of the link manager in the form of a plugin for when WordPress 3.5 comes out, or WP render blogroll links that creates, as many topics do (another option), a page where " host " your links.

And, as with, you can also add external links as menu items or use a page or widget to this effect. At least for options that do not remain.

My opinion ?, because it is a mistake . I can understand that the official distribution is intended to be released, but that they leave it as an "inherited" plugin, just like the importers, but not that they load it. The webrings / blogrolls have created what we know today as Web 2.0 since they have been the beginning of the conversation between webs, they have exercised the work of spreading related contents and helped positioning in search engines to blogs new and all this is lost, or perverted, with this hasty and unnecessary death of the blogroll on and

If the development team wants to free space from the distribution they could remove utilities such as the Hello Dolly plugin, or widgets that are fed from external sources in the Desktop (Plugins, Development News, etc) that, in addition, consume memory from the server from the zero minute of the installation, eliminate useless widgets for most people such as Calendar, Akismet, pages or even Meta, or even unify the management of entries and pages, merging the latter as a more personalized entry type. Come on, what alternatives are there?

And, well, now it's your turn, what do you think about this decision?

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This is burning, and almost every minute new features of WordPress 2.8 are coming out. Another one that I have just discovered is that the Links Widget which until now only left to choose the title of the same, from the next version will allow to define a series of options, namely:

One way simple, without using code, to take advantage of all the information related to the links of your Blogroll .

Evolution of the WordPress Interface • WordPress Help

Now that we are enjoying the new interface of WordPress 2.7 do not you think it's a good time to review the graphic history of WordPress ?. It has been 5 years of evolution of this CMS from version 0.7.1 to 2.7 that is worth breaking. Let's see it.

WordPress 0.7.1 (May 2003)

It was the first version of WordPress, and it had a quite manual installation procedure, with the file b2config.php and many things to modify.

initial page of wp-admin was the one to write a post, without board or comment management or trinkets of that type. You only had to write and assign a category to the post.

Everything was simple, menus without submenus, and a detail for the memory. The user management page was called "Team" ("Team"), quite right I think.


WordPress 1.0.1 (January 2004)

A step of maturity, going to the simple wp file -config.php as we know it now. In this version, WordPress had its site in its own right and not as a version of B2.

The entire interface was remodeled and continued for a couple of years. In this version we introduced the possibility of assigning several categories to a post.

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<h3><span id= WordPress 1.2.1 (May 2004)

There were not many changes but the usability revolution began with the introduction of the Plugins.

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<h3><span id= WordPress 1.5 (February 2005)

In this version appeared submenus and static pages, not just posts.

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<p> The Board also appeared … </p>
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<h3><span id= WordPress 2.0 (December 31, 2005)

This time the blue header appeared. The WYSIWYG visual editor and movable and expandable elements were introduced to improve the editing and management experience.

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<h3><span id= WordPress 2.1 (January 2007)

There were no major changes in the appearance of the administration panel, the only changes were that the "Links" section changed to "Blogroll" and that the comments had their own menu.

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<h3><span id= WordPress 2.3 (September 2007)

With WordPress 2.3 the Tags appeared and a radical change in the organization of the database. This was an important revision that changed many themes.

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<h3><span id= WordPress 2.5 (March 2008)

The failed version could be called a radical change in the interface that only hurt the view but contributed little in terms of improvements and organization.

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<p> Everything was reordered, with duplicate menus and without any logic. A lot of AJAX everywhere but little common sense. The Board was also changed to make it more customizable. </p>
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<h3><span id= WordPress 2.6.1 ( September 2008)

In this review we added two small improvements to the horrible interface launched in WordPress 2.5: the word counter in the writing interface and the integration with Google Gears through the link "Turbo", this if a real breakthrough .

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<h3><span id= WordPress 2.7 (December 2008)

This has been a change in conditions, abandoning the colors and with an interface with which really the Administration interface is really fast. The changes have been many others, but of that we have already spoken .

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