If you just started using WordPress with version 3.5, you didn’t notice.
If you are still using “links” in your WordPress site, you didn’t notice.
But if your site was up before version 3.5, and you weren’t using your links, you may have noticed.
So what the heck am I talking about? With the last update of 3.5, “links” were removed. So depending on if you were using them before, depends on if you see them now. And if you are, beware, they will eventually go away for good. Even though they have lingered.
“Links” are what people have been using for years to create their “blogroll” or a list of favorite sites. But WordPress thought, why have this extra feature when you can just use the menus to create the same kind of list? If you are using menus, you probably understand what I’m saying. But if you are still a bit in the fog, let me explain.
Create a List of Your Favorite Sites
Open up Appearance > Menus.
Then go over to the right and create your custom link. Basically this is the title and URL for the site.
Now add that to the menu, and create any additional links you may want there. See the example below.
Save your menu and go to your widget page.
Save the widget, go to your site and you will now see you new favorite site list.