My Blog Has No "Links" Section in the admin?
Are you logged in under the username account that registered the blogs ie. are you the Admin of the blog? http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/#administrator
Yes, I am. I’m the sole user and the admin.
Go to the top right hand corner of your Admin page and click “screen options“. Then you can include modules.
Post – Likes and Shares, Format*, Categories, Tags, Excerpt, Send Trackbacks, Discussion, Comments**, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper
Page – Likes and Shares, Page Attributes, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments**, Page Revisions, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper
Link – Categories, Target, Relationship (XFN), Advanced
The above options are not showing in my admin. I just created a brand new blog to alleviate the problem to no avail, links are not available in it either.
theoverrun is me… Links are not available in either blog even though they are on separate accounts.
Says I don’t have permission, despite being an administrator.
I’ve flagged this thread for Staff attention. Please hang in there.
Notice to the staff: josh05280 and theoverrun are both me, the same person. The blog rasterizedthoughts.wordpress.com was deleted by me, and I created theoverrun.wordpress.com to try to fix this issue, but neither blog has the links sidebar available in admin.
Please never ever delete blogs because the URLs of deleted blogs are not recycled and cannot be used by anyone ever again, and because deleting blogs never ever resolves any issues you have.
Deleted blog URLs here are not recycled.
The Links section was removed from the core WordPress.org software, which means that it will probably be removed from WordPress.com soon.
In preparation for that, new blogs no longer display the Links section.
Instead of using Links and a Links Widget, I recommend creating a Custom Menu and a Custom Menu Widget.
See this for more info and a video tutorial: http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
Will we be able to add a text widget and list links in it if we prefer having some in the sidebar?
Sure, you can list links via HTML in a Text widget, or use a Custom Menu Widget as mentioned above.
How would I put a list of links on the sidebar?
Also, please don’t remove the links section from wordpress.com
We use it…a lot.
@mcnegin I think the easiest way to make a text widget with links would be to create a post with the links, save it as private. Then when you have it looking like you want, go to the text tab and copy the HTML code and paste it into a text widget.
You can use a Text widget to create you own. http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/
@macmanx – And will existing WordPress.com sites continue to display the Links Menu section in the Dashboard and have the correlating links widget in the Widget Dashboard?
@houstonweaver, thanks for the tip. That is an elegant workaround to getting wordpress to write the html code for me.
What I don’t understand is taking away a widget that did that for me, all on the same page, with nice little dialogue boxes and options such as “_blank” to open them on a new page.
Why not just leave the widget?
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