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

Robin Adrianse shorty114 at shorty114.net
Fri Oct 27 19:08:38 GMT 2006

I like "Links" -- doesn't limit to a specific use.

On 10/27/06, Owen V. Gray <ovgray at rogers.com> wrote:
> > 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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