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Linkblog is Gone?

Started by on Apr 03, 2017 – Contents updated: Apr 17, 2017

Apr 03, 2017 18:58    

I would like to have a collection with just links, in categories, as resources for my individual niche sites. At some point there was a linkblog option with b2evolution but it must have been taken out. I can't find anything now for keeping links specifically.

Could it be brought back, or, is there a plugin I could try? I have searched the plugins and did not find anything that didn't look outdated.

I'd like some kind of link manager rather than relying on a long bulleted list in HTML only. I've seen those get corrupted by one small typo, next thing you have to start over and check all the links one by one. A link manager makes it much easier to make changes, check for broken links, add or change categories, etc. Ideally it would work with b2's existing bookmarklet so I could add links from the web browser.

Note: I don't care that Google/ SEO banned link collections.

Apr 04, 2017 23:43

You can still make link blogs (it's just not advertised any more). They are just regular blogs which contain posts of type "Link".

But you can also store your "Link" posts inside your normal blog.

Then if you want your blogroll links in the sidebar, use the "Universal Item List" widget and configure it to only display posts of type "Link".

So ti summarize: it's all about using the post type "Link".

Apr 06, 2017 12:01

I've been avoiding getting into post types but I will have a look and see how that will work. Thank you.

Only sidebar link is still here as a post type. But, I will create it as a new custom post type.

Apr 09, 2017 17:08

If your goal is to display the linkblog in the sidebar, then 'sidebar link' is perfect.

Apr 10, 2017 00:22

Didn't want it as a sidebar thing.

I will figure out something. I have link directory software which I could still use on a subdomain and link back to the main site.

Apr 15, 2017 19:05

Make a "Manual"-type collection and put "Link"-type posts in type. You will get a super neatly organized collection of links with categories and subcategories.

Apr 17, 2017 13:53

Am I looking in the wrong place? I only see a sidebar link post type.

Apr 17, 2017 14:08

Duplicate the "Post" type, name it "Link" and disable any feature you don't need.

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