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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#4891 closed enhancement (wontfix)

OPML link kept a secret

Reported by: hugin Owned by: westi
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:


The OPML page (wp-links-opml.php) is a well kept secret. The link should be mentioned on import and export pages. Especially on /wp-admin/link-import.php

The best would be to make a special form for importing from WP where you could just enter the url of another WP installation, and it would fetch the opml page automatically.

Change History (8)

#1 @ozh
11 years ago

  • Keywords OPML documentation codex added
  • Severity changed from normal to trivial
  • Summary changed from OPML link kept a sercret to OPML link kept a secret

I +1 the idea of promoting it a bit. I think it should be mentioned on Manage/Export and on Blogroll/Import Links, maybe just as a Codex link where things could be detailed.

#2 @davidszp
10 years ago

+1 from me for promoting it and/or making it easy to import. As a user I had to do a bit of research to figure out how to do this in the past! I stumbled upon the answer but I doubt if a lot of people would. I've got XAMPP and Tortise installed and am tracking updates; may eventually get proficient enough with PHP and familiar enough with the WordPress core to do some patching (I used to do a bunch of Perl programming a few years ago but I'm going to grab a book and brush up on PHP; hacking it for a few months hasn't taught me all the ins and outs yet!). If I run across this again and I have time and it hasn't been fixed; maybe I'll do something about it...

#3 @westi
10 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; OPML documentation codex removed
  • Milestone changed from 2.4 to 2.5
  • Owner changed from anonymous to westi
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#4 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration

#5 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

#6 @BjornW
7 years ago

  • Cc mailings@… added

Is still wanted? My approach would be adding another option to the export list for exporting links as OPML similar to exporting posts or pages. Other suggestions?

Version 0, edited 7 years ago by BjornW (next)

#7 @BjornW
7 years ago

  • Keywords close added
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Discussed this with nacin on irc (see logs 2011-07-20). Apparently this is not relevant anymore, so I'm setting this to wontfix.

#8 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
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