Restrict Blogs I follow widget to *some* blogs I follow in Reader

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  • #1413218

    utsire
    Member

    Sorry if this is repeated elsewhere, I did try to search the archives and support but to no avail. I’ve added this to the Widget forum though the issue may straddles the WP Reader page as well.

    I have a couple of sites and follow several blogs; some are professional, some are personal and the WordPress reader takes all those that are Atom or RSS and displays them in one place. So far so good.

    However, the ‘Blogs I Follow’ widget just picks them all up and I can’t work out how to filter in just the ones relevant to that site.

    Is there a way to filter them, or should I just ditch the widget and manually add as Links and use tags?

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

    #1413316

    timethief
    Member

    Is there a way to filter them

    I can’t see one here, can you?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/blogs-i-follow-widget/
    In other words, the answer is no. :)

    #1413396

    utsire
    Member

    I needed a temporary fix ASAP, so I added all the blogs into my Links and then used that.

    I’d still rather use the ‘Blogs I follow’ widget, so I’m still after a fix and was wondering if anyone else had found a way around this limitation.

    Seems bizarre that one hand WP wants us all to use the Reader, but then thinks I want the same blogs listed on every single blog – personal, professional, or corporate – under my remit.

    #1413403

    timethief
    Member

    The blogs I follow widget is not designed to do what you want to do. Are you clear on that?

    #1413436

    utsire
    Member

    Yes, I appear to have found its fundamental limitation and have also found a somewhat clunky way to get around it.

    However, I would suggest that this could be addressed in a future update/release – hopefully some Product Owner will add the story somewhere.

    #1413437

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    That’s a great idea to be able to choose which blogs appear in the widget. Please feel free to post it in the Ideas Forum.

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