[wp-hackers] RE: 2.1 Ongoing Work: links/bookmarks/blogroll

Owen V. Gray ovgray at rogers.com
Fri Oct 27 13:25:16 GMT 2006

> An observation about blogroll...can't some nomenclature remain for
> posterity's sake?
> ~miklb

I don't understand anyone to say that the term "blogroll" should not
continue to be used as it is in version 2. 

>From my perspective, at least, the discussion is about what to call the
admin panel on which links or bookmarks or blogroll entries are managed.

As I understand the term, a blogroll is list of links to other blogs.
WordPress can and is used for blogs and other sites that have lists of
links that are not links to blogs. The ability to categorize
links/bookmarks/blogroll_entries enhances the software's capabilities in
that regard. What I and others are saying is that 'Blogroll' is too
narrow a description for what the Links panel manages, or can manage.
Even for someone who understands both terms, the use of Blogroll may be
confusing to those who want to include and manage other kinds of links.
"Where," they might ask, "is the 'Other Links' panel?"

That having been said, I guess the final version will reflect the main
developers' vision of the product. Since wordpress.com is calling the
Links panel 'Blogroll', perhaps the best we can hope for is that the
release version of 2.1 will have a built in option to name the panel
'Links' as it is in version 2.

Owen Gray

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