Adding a “Links” section in WordPress

OK, OK, so it’s probably obvious to anyone who’s been using WordPress for a while, but I’ll tell you what, trying to find out how to get the word “Links” to appear on my right-hand sidebar, rather than “Blogroll” has taken hours of searching!

It’s just NOT documented anywhere that I could find.  There’s no plugins to fix it for me.  In short – it seemed impossible!

In the end, I decided to do what any good programmer would do – hack the code! 🙂

I spent quite some time sifting through the source files trying to find where “Blogroll” was hard-coded, but again, my search was in vain!

Then it struck me.  Since “Blogroll” is a default category, maybe it was just picking up the category name….?  Yup!

OK, OK – it’s easy when you know how! 😉


About The Author


John is a Senior Solutions Engineer for a U.S. IT company, specialising in Software Defined IT Infrastructure. He has an extensive background in IT and spends way too much time sitting at his PC's, making videos for himself and other Internet marketers and dreaming of spending more time boating. He's also passionate about Jesus.

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