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  1. On my WordPress.org page I use a plug-in to give me a links or blogroll page. You can see it here: http://billbennett.co.nz/links/

    I'd like to do the same on my WordPress.com site.

    It's possible to put a blogroll in a sidebar widget, but can I display this as page text?

    The blog I need help with is billbennettnz.wordpress.com.

  2. One cannot place a widget on a page: they are for sidebars only. However, you can copy the source code from a blogroll widget and paste it onto a page. But each time you edit your blogroll, you will have to update that code on your page.

  3. Hmm. Thanks. On that basis, I'd be better off manually writing my own blogroll page.

    Is there another workaround?

  4. I use a plug-in to give me a links or blogroll page.

    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins.

    As I rarely add links to my Links page, so the fact I must manually update it when I do is not a big deal for me. Maybe that's the same for you.

  5. Is there another workaround?

    No there isn't.

  6. If this is your blog http://billbennett.co.nz/ and it is a blog being free hosted by WordPress.com, then I am confused by the appearance. And I have two questions to ask:
    1. Where is the Admin bar at the top of the blog that we free hosted WordPress.com bloggers are not allowed to remove?
    2. Where are the footer links that we free hosted WordPress.com bloggers are not allowed to remove?

  7. Not that I'm aware of: you can't put a widget on a page. And of course we cannot use plug-ins on wp.com.

  8. Oops! I posted the wrong link above.
    This is the free hosted WordPress.com blog in question > http://billbennettnz.wordpress.com/ and the Admin bar is there. However, the footer links have been removed and must be restored.

    May I remove the ‘Blog at WordPress.com’ credit in my site’s footer?
    Although the Custom Design Upgrade certainly grants you the capability to hide the credit from your site’s footer, you are not permitted to do so. Even our VIP bloggers are required to maintain the credit. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

  9. There are a number of themes here that have "links" page templates that you can use. See toward the bottom of this post by Panos: http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/archives-and-links-templates/ . The theme you are using is unfortunately not one of them.

    Also, you are not allowed to hide the WordPress and theme footer credits here at wordpress.com. You will have to put them back in.

  10. @thescaredpath

    Thanks. It looks like a manual blogroll is the way to go. It's no hardship.

    The credit were hidden on the self-hosted site which is moving back to WordPress.com. I wasn't aware of the rules, but will reinstate them soon. This site is still very much in development mode and should still be hidden from the public.

  11. I've just turned privacy back on until I fix the footer :-)

  12. You are welcome.

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