WordPress Is Getting rid of the Blogroll

Blogroll is something near and my heart. This is something that every blog that I run has grown, and I use it extensively. This is my way to direct readers to other great content, and I hope others will find me good enough to put my blog on their blogroll. It is a wonderful system of give and take, but it was for longer.

WPBeginner find tickets website WordPress blogroll points will be removed in the next major update (3.5). Tickets referring to two possible solutions to eliminate the blogroll and the pros and cons of each action:

Hide menu. For newly installed, the default stop posting links and hide the menu, only. (Also default widget.) To install the old, remove the default link if it is the only one they have. Hide the menu if they do not have a link. In this situation, we can make it so the menu does not remain accessible, which means that they can go in, enter the link, and suddenly will feature live again.

Pro: focus on our main goal here, the UI bloat.

Cons: Ignore the code bloat and future maintenance required code really dead.

Move all in one plugin. For newly installed, all is lost. No more tables, no more API. To install the old, upgrade, install the compatibility plugin that contains the API, if they have any links. Delete the table if they do not upgrade any links to more common one.

Pros: holds both UI and code bloat of a big swing.

Cons: backwards compatibility nightmare. Deleted than Deprecated function. Even just breaks function and condition refers to it can lead to fatal errors from plugins expect the return value is different. You can isolate the sites that do not rely on automatic upgrade.

Either way, it seems pretty serious WordPress ditching it. The good news is that people who use an blogroll will have their links removed. New users, however, do not have access to this function.

Of course, we must ask whether the blogroll that even feasible? WPBeginner feel that WordPress menu is very suitable replacement. They perform all the functions blogroll and then some. That said, Andrew Nacin has created a plug-in for WordPress that make the whole blogroll. You can grab it here.