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Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#42131 new defect (bug)

Remove Blogroll

Reported by: Presskopp Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9
Component: Widgets Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:


This is a follow-up to #21307, also related #22994

I found inconsistent translations (german) regarding 4 strings starting with "Show Link".

I then realized these belong to the Blogroll/Link List, which is not part of WP Core anymore, see

#21307 (Remove Link Manager from core, 5 years old)

On Aug 21, 2012, @macmanx said the following on

The Links section was removed from the core WordPress.org software, which means that it will probably be removed from WordPress.com soon.

However there is the official Plugin re-enabling the Blogroll here:
Active installs: 100,000+ !!

so this is still supported in a way, now in 2017.

Now the question is: Do we still care for this and so I would have to translate the strings correctly OR
can we completely remove this code exuding cadaverous odour?

Change History (6)

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2 months ago

#4 @Clorith
2 months ago

The links section is still visible and usable to those who had used it before it was hidden in core by default, pulling it out completely would likely remove data/features from sites (as made obvious by how the amount of users manually implementing it after the fact as well).

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2 months ago

#6 @jorbin
2 months ago

  • Keywords close added

I completely agree with @Clorith. RIght now, the maintenance burden of maintaining the blogroll where it is (hidden for new users or users that never used it). I think if that burden ever changes we should revisit it, but for me this is maybelater.

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