the new link I've entered doesn't appear in my 'blogroll'.

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  • #1244666

    brianat9
    Member

    I’ve entered details and clicked ‘add new link’. The details I’ve typed in disappear, but do not show up in my ‘blogroll’. Any idea why would be appreciated. Many thanks.

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

    #1244864

    timethief
    Member

    Have you assigned a Category to the link? Please check out the guide here http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/add-a-blogroll-link/

    #1244865

    timethief
    Member

    Then confirm your Links widget settings http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/links-widget/#settings

    #1244884

    brianat9
    Member

    Yes, I assigned a category, and yes, my widget settings are set to ‘show .. name’ ( I’ve re-saved the latter ). When I click on the button, the text I’ve entered disappears, but doesn’t show on my blog.

    #1244886

    timethief
    Member

    That’s weird. Please make sure you are running one of the browsers and version of them found here please htttp://browsehappy.com

    I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1244887

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. I forgot to ask which link it is that does not display in the links widget.

    #1244889

    brianat9
    Member

    I’m using Mozilla Firefox, and its up to date as far as I’m aware. I’m not experiencing any problems with it. I’m trying to add a link to ‘Animist Blog Carnival’, but this is not getting shown. There may be a connection with the other problem I’m having, which is that the ‘restore post’ button is not working either. I’m out today, than have a deadline for that post, so will have limited time to experiment with WordPress in the next few days. I hope you can help.
    Brian.

    #1244893

    timethief
    Member

    What exactly is the Animist Blog Carnival URL?

    #1244894

    brianat9
    Member
    #1244895

    raincoaster
    Member

    As you can see by clicking on it, that URL does not work. Neither does http://tidesturner.com so are you sure that’s the correct URL?

    #1244896

    brianat9
    Member

    Sorry about that. I’m engrossed in writing at the moment!

    I was entering the correct address in my blog ( but I have 2 versions of it – .com or .co.uk ). The version I sent you lacked ‘blogspot’ after ‘tidesturner’. It should be:

    http://tidesturner.blogspot.com/p/normal/-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html

    #1244897

    raincoaster
    Member

    http://tidesturner.blogspot.com/p/normal/-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html is still one ugly mofo of a URL, and it goes to a 404 error page. I don’t know HOW you got that link, but it’s wrong.

    http://tidesturner.blogspot.com is the correct link. Try that.

    #1244903

    amightywp
    Member

    Hi @btaylor679,

    Have you given the link http://tidesturner.blogspot.com a try yet? Our blogroll system does follow each link when you enter it to give a preview, and if it finds a 404 error will not display the link.

    #1244907

    brianat9
    Member

    I’ve now tried the shorter version (though I’d prefer to have a link to the page in question). Unfortunately this doesn’t get entered either.

    I did wonder whether I might have a gremlin in my computer, but everything else seems o.k, including other software where buttons have to be clicked.

    Hope you can think of something.

    Brian

    #1244908

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, the problem is in the LINK. None of the link versions you’ve given us have worked, and none of the variations we’ve tried have worked either.

    #1244909

    justpi
    Member

    You’ve got a typo in the URL you want to use: there should be no slash after “normal”.
    http://tidesturner.blogspot.com/p/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html

    #1244910

    brianat9
    Member

    Thanks justpi. After your correction the link does work (as does the shorter version, which goes to another page). I’ve tried to enter both versions in my blog (again), but found that neither are accepted by WordPress. Very odd.

    #1244911

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome.
    The link worked fine in my tests blog, so the problem isn’t on WP’s end.
    What browser and version are you using?

    #1244912

    brianat9
    Member

    I’m using Mozilla Firefox. As far as I’m aware, its up to date. I’ve entered many other links without a problem.

    Baffling.

    #1244916

    brianat9
    Member

    Sadly I was right when I suspected this was a ‘gremlin’ ( a trojan actually) in my computer – this despite running three scans regularly! My computer mender has now fixed the infection, and the link ( full version) has been entered successfully. Unfortunately other features of WordPress seem to have been damaged (the comments ‘flag’ symbol shows red all the time, for example). The bug seems to have been targeting WordPress, as nothing else seems to have been affected. I’m told that more of these things are getting through now!

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