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Question on removing BLOGROLL and its links

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Skilled Mutant, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Skilled Mutant

    Skilled Mutant Newbie

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    Hi. I'd really appreciate if someone could help me with this. I'm using a wordpress theme called iGifts. The theme designers put that Blogroll in the sidebar with their own links, and if I try to remove them, the theme stops working. When I check in sidebar.php I have this:

    Network">XFN</abbr></a></li>
    <li><a href="wordpress[dot]org/" title="Powered by WordPress, state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform.">WordPress</a></li>
    <?php wp_meta(); ?>
    </ul>
    </li>

    <?php endif; ?>
    </ul>
    <?php // This theme is released free for use under creative commons licence.
    // All links in the sidebar should remain intact.
    // These links are all family friendly and will not hurt your site in any way.
    // Warning! Your site may stop working if these links are edited or deleted ?>

    <ul><li><h2>Blogroll</h2><ul><li><a href="www[dot]present-recommendations[dot]com/">Gift Ideas</a></li> <li><a href="www[dot]geschenk-empfehlungen[dot]com/">Geschenk Empfehlungen</a></li></ul></li></ul>

    <?php if(get_theme_option('ad_sidebar1_bottom') != '') {
    ?>
    <div class="sidebaradbox">
    <?php echo get_theme_option('ad_sidebar1_bottom'); ?>
    </div>
    <?php
    }
    ?>
    </div>
    </div>


    I'm just wondering what can be done there. I'm not against giving credit to the theme designers but the links they put in there might actually confuse the site visitors.

    One solution I've managed to read about is using {display:none} but I'm just not sure how to do that. I'm not a programmer. I'm really hoping if someone could help..
     
  2. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Perhaps you should just respect the designer's wishes and leave their links? That's the cost of using free themes.
     
  3. _matthew_

    _matthew_ Newbie

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    Maybe put div tags around it and hide it with CSS. This should trick the thing into thinking the links are present.
     
  4. Usman Nasir

    Usman Nasir Registered Member

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    But if you still want to remove the links then why don't just remove target links and keep the description?
     
  5. Skilled Mutant

    Skilled Mutant Newbie

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    Matthew and Usman could you please explain how those methods are to be done? I'm seriously not good at programming. If you could just briefly describe, that would be really appreciated...
     
  6. Skilled Mutant

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    HERE'S THE SOLUTION!

    You need to add this script:
    <span style="overflow:hidden;visibility:hidden;">


    The script sits right above:
    <ul><li><h2>Blogroll</h2><ul><li><a href="www[dot]present-recommendations[dot]com/">Gift Ideas</a></li> <li><a href="www[dot]geschenk-empfehlungen[dot]com/">Geschenk Empfehlungen</a></li></ul></li></ul>


    It should look like this when done:
    <span style="overflow:hidden;visibility:hidden;">
    <ul><li><h2>Blogroll</h2><ul><li><a href="www[dot]present-recommendations[dot]com/">Gift Ideas</a></li> <li><a href="www[dot]geschenk-empfehlungen[dot]com/">Geschenk Empfehlungen</a></li></ul></li></ul>


    AND THERE YOU HAVE IT.
    The Blogroll won't appear there anymore and neither would the links. I guess the code helps to hide it. Did some research and found it out myself. May this be helpful for others who come across the same issue.

    Regards.
     
  7. quadratic

    quadratic Registered Member

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    Have you now created a set of hidden links on your page that cannot be seen by a human visitor but can be detected by a search engine ... and does this look like a paid for links scheme that you might get penalized for?
     
  8. clau82

    clau82 Junior Member

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    Or just replace the links with your own...