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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#24693 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Link description should have a class

Reported by: tomslominski Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.5.2
Component: General Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: template Cc:

Description

Hi. I'm using the Link Manager plugin, but I believe that just enables the link functionality which is already found in WordPress. I've put a widget in my footer to display the links which I've created. All of them have a name and a description, which are both placed in a li. The link is obviously an <a>, but the description has no class and just sits in the li, like so:

<li><a href="http://wordpress.org/" title="WordPress is a blog engine." target="_blank">Daniel Hart</a>
WordPress is a blog engine.</li>

I suggest putting the description in a span, for easier theming of the links widget.

Change History (6)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Widgets

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Component changed from Widgets to Template

Actually, the Links widget uses the markup from wp_list_bookmarks().

The list itself has xoxo blogroll classes: tags/3.5.2/wp-includes/bookmark-template.php#L223. Do you have a specific use case that cannot be accomplished using existing classes?

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

I'm using the Link Manager plugin, but I believe that just enables the link functionality which is already found in WordPress.

Related: #21307

#4 @tomslominski
7 years ago

It's not really that big of a problem for me, although it would be nice. I've added a content: "- " to the :after of my a, but that means that the dash becomes a part of the link, which isn't the best solution. If I could have a :before on a span of the description, that wouldn't be a problem. Unless I'm wrong, I can only do as much with CSS as I can with wp_list_bookmarks().

#5 @nacin
7 years ago

  • Component changed from Template to General
  • Focuses template added

#6 @chriscct7
5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Severity changed from trivial to normal
  • Status changed from new to closed

The link feature was removed from WordPress on new installs for a few years now. Given that and the lack of interest on the feature on the ticket over the last 2 years closing as wontfix.

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