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Blogroll questions

  1. 1. How do I get my blogroll comments to show up in my blogroll? I don't see why it has this field if I can't make it visible to users. So I figure there must be a way to do it, but I dont see hte option

    2. There is an option to sort by rating in blogroll management, which I assume is field meant to allow for reordering of links in my blogroll, but I don't see where I can either rate blogs or allow for any reordering to be displayed on the blog itself. Is there any way to change the blogroll order other than just to turn a text widget into a manual blog roll?

  2. This is where you enter your links into your Blogroll
    => Dashboard => Blogroll => Add Link

    All wordpress.com blogs have only one Blogroll located in the Admin area where you enter all links and assign each link to one or more Categories.

    The links you enter into your Blogroll are displayed only after the Links widget is placed in your sidebar. Also note that there must be at least one link assigned to a Category before it will appear in your sidebar.

    Likewise, the Category widget must be placed in the sidebar for posts to display. And just like links when it comes to posts there must be at least one published post in a Category before the Category will be displayed in your sidebar.

    Once your Links widget and Categories widget are positioned in your sidebar, the manner in which the links you entered into your Blogroll will be displayed is alphabetically in accord with the Categories you created and assigned to those links when you entered them into your Blogroll.

    Therefore as you will have multiple Categories it may look like you have multiple Blogrolls when you view your links in your sidebar. But in truth, you only have only one Blogroll, which is displays links as separate alphabetically ordered groups, in accord with the Categories that you assigned to those links when you entered them into your Blogroll.

    There is no means of varying this link order other than creating your own blogroll manually using a text widget.

    Please see http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/what-is-a-widget/ and this to learn how to set up and configure your blog’s widgets, including the Links widget which will display your Blogroll entries.

  3. Yes, thank you for this detailed reply. You confirmed I can't change the order of the links which makes me sad.

    However, I still don't understand is how I can get my blogroll comments to appear (i.e. the comments I added next to each link in the blogroll.) There must be some way to do this.

  4. Don't they just show up when you hover your cursor over them? If that doesn't work your only option is to add them into the title of each link.

  5. Ooh yes you're right they show up on rollover. I hadn't noticed that.

  6. chateaudereves
    Member

    I can't get the blogroll feature onto my page. I've added links under blogroll, but after saving it, nothing shows. I'm having the same problems with widgets too. Help please!?

  7. @chateaudereves:
    Here is some widget info from the FAQ:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/what-is-a-widget/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/using-the-rss-widget/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/using-the-text-widget/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/using-the-flickr-widget/

    Also, you need to add the Links widget to your sidebar in order to see your blogroll (it really should be called the Blogroll widget), and the instructions for removing widgets in the FAQ are incorrect. If you have problems removing them, try dragging them to the bottom right corner of the screen.

    Hope this helps!

  8. Hey judyb12,

    Thanks a lot for your help! I've been reading the instructions from the FAQ, no wonder couldn't get it right.

    Cheers!

  9. No problem. Glad it helped :)

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