503 thoughts on “WordPress Plugin – My Link Order Archived”

  1. Hi – Using WordPress 2.8 the MLO widget doesn’t work – also, I can’t order the links (the drag and drop is broken.)

    Just thought I’d add my 2 cents about the new version!

  2. Thank you, Matt (#401 Matt commented on April 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm)! I would have never thought to look there. Works perfectly, now!

  3. Hi,

    the plugin is really very good. The only think I miss is valid xhtml code (xhtml 1.0 strict). Is there a way to alter the plugin, that this gives us valid xhtml code?

    Best regards, Tom

  4. I had the same problem as the comment above. After downloading 2.8, it did not show up and I got an error message on the right hand bar.


  5. Thanks for the fast 2.8 patch!

    If people are still not seeing links on their site after the patch, try deleting plugin and reinstalling. Worked for me. It even remembered the link order.

  6. Thank you for a superb plugin! It is definitely in my top favorites!

    I am also having the same issue as many – really long error message in the sidebar after upgrading to WP2.8.

    WordPress database error: [Column ‘term_order’ in order clause is ambiguous]
    SELECT DISTINCT t.term_id, name FROM wp_term_taxonomy tt inner join wp_term_relationships tr on tt.term_taxonomy_id = tr.term_taxonomy_id inner join wp_terms t on t.term_id = tt.term_id where taxonomy = ‘link_category’ ORDER BY term_order ASC

    I have done the following to try and fix it. It did on one site, but not one my others.

    I have deactivated then deleted the plugin and then:

    “quote plugin author”: When you upgraded core files I had to modify were overwritten. You’ll need to copy link-categories.php to /wp-admin/ and links.php to /wp-includes/ again. This is one of the downsides to my plugin but sadly it is necessary to get this kind of functionality from WP.

    Except that in 2.8, link-categories.php does not exist. It is link-category.php as well as links.php does not exist in wp-includes, but link.php does in wp-admin

    I’m still dumbfounded. I thought perhaps it was because on two sites I forgot to deactivate all plugins before upgrading, but one of the two sites works fine after having done the above.

    Any more suggestions?

    Thanks bunches! Again, it is an awesome plugin!!!

  7. Hello,

    Thanks for making a great plugin in My Link Order. I have a feature request for MLO: add CSS classes for each link category so that one could modify the font-size, font-color, etc. of one category of links independent of other categories. Currently all categories have the same ul class=’xoxo blogroll’ tags.


  8. hi, great widget.
    Is there a way to limit the number of displayed Links
    i have many, and i want only some to appear with the widget

  9. hi, i also upgraded to wp and my link order 2.8 — and my links weren’t displayed anymore. it seems that it chokes if the ‘category_orderby’ option is set to the value ‘order’. hope this helps when investigating a fix — i suspect you need something in function mylinkorder_check_taxonomy_file() to take care of category_orderby as you already did for orderby.

  10. I get this error in both my link order and my category order plugins:
    Error while writing to the file D:\wordpress/wp-includes/taxonomy.php.
    Any ideas what can be causing this? I am using the most updated plugins and WordPress 2.8 on a Windows 2003 server using IIS6. My page order plugin does work.

  11. I’ve installed your plugin on my site and went into the admin to reorder them but they won’t move. I try to drag them into the order that I want and they just won’t move. I’ve tried to re-install the plugin but it just doesn’t let me reorder them. Any ideas?

  12. Any chance of getting multiple instances of the widget for 2.8? Will gladly make a donation if such a thing is possible!

  13. Hi- the plug-in installed just fine, and I can see the widget, but I don’t have any visible interface for re-ordering my links. Where am I supposed to look for that? Thanks for the plug-in.

  14. I have been using the using the plug-in for sometime and it stopped working recently (maybe the most recent update to WP)? The widget doesn’t display at all.

  15. My widget also stopped working. It could be that it was due to the upgrade to 2.8.3, but I wasn’t really paying close attention.

  16. I upgraded to 2.8.4 the plug in is no longer working. This is a nice plug in but some how very sensitive to upgrades. I will more careful next time when I upgrade. Never the less I want to thank you the author for such a great plugin. Please fix the issue with 2.8.4 or give us hints hot to make it working again

  17. Hi there,

    I see some of you still have problems after the WP update but I see no answers from someone (the author?). I also use my-links-order (in my opinion this plugin should be included/embedded in the wp core!) but suffered from the same problem that the links disappeared after updating WP.

    The problem is that the taxonomy.php file needs a little change but after updating WP apache (running as ‘nobody’) usually doesn’t have write permissions on the taxonomy.php file anymore. The module tries to fix the updated taxonomy.php file but lacks permissions. You can see this if you click on the ‘Links’ menu in the WP Dashboard and click on My Link Order. You see a warning on top of the screen.

    So use a FTP program to set the permissions on ./wp-includes/taxonomy.php to 777 (rwxrwxrwx) (or change the group-id if you don’t want rwx permissions for ‘others’).

    I use a little bash script (called: fix.sh) to fix stuff after updating. So right after updating WP just run fix.sh with something like below.

    Hope this helps.



    # Fix permissions for my-link-order plugin:
    chmod 777 /YOUR-PATH-TO/public_html/wp-includes/taxonomy.php

    # etc…

  18. I followed your instruction, Peter (thanx btw) and just clicking on the ‘My Link Order’ menu item in the Links menu was enough.

    The link order page had across the top a message telling me the taxonomy.php file had been patched.

  19. Hi! How can I display the name of the link (not the description) and the image at the same time? Like WP does normally.

  20. I installed and I re-ordered the links and the links stay in the same old order, alpha. Does this plug-in not work with newer WP?

  21. Hi there! Wonderful plugin..just a small query on how to hide the category name? i.e. hide blogroll..

    Please help.

  22. So, I’m just finding this plug in from you. I can’t believe that WP doesn’t allow you to do these simple tasks to begin with. I really appreciate you creating these! So essential!

  23. Hi,

    I’m liking your plugin for my site sunhammerpounding.com
    However, it double-spaces my links. Is there some way of changing this to single spacing?


  24. If I could put something onto the wishlist: allow the use of multiple Widgets, as per WP’s Links. This allows you to have various lists of links on the one page, based on Link Category.

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