: This seems like it should be relatively easy, but I can't figure it out – Is there a way I can change the titles of the Wordpress Links Widgets (Blogroll)
? I'm using many instances of the the links widget for different groups of links (trust me that there's a good reason for this), and currently what I see in my sidebar section in the Widgets area of the admin panel is a column of LINKS, LINKS, LINKS, LINKS, etc., when what I want to see is LINKS Topic A, LINKS Topic B, LINKS Topic C, etc.
The text widget, for example, lets you make your own title, and the widget displays that way in the Admin/Widgets/Sidebar area, so if you have a lot of text widgets in your sidebar, you can easily identify them when editing, deleting or moving them. This kind of functionality would be perfect.
But I can't figure out how to make this – or anything similar that solves the problem – happen, and the Wordpress.org forums haven't offered any solutions. I also so far haven't found a widget that allows renaming other widgets :P, or one that can replace the Wordpress Links widget and show discrete titles in the admin interface.
I need either something that allows me to assign a title (that will show up on the links widget in the interface), or something that will use the link category I've chosen to display in that link widget as the widget title.
That's my question, and the rest of this is only for those who are super curious about why I want many, many, many, very many links widgets on my sidebar:
I have many, many, many, very many specialty topic pages, and many, many, many, very many matching link categories, and I'm using the Display Widgets plugin
that allows me to choose where on the site I want each widget to appear, so I have a page about Dogs, say, and on the Dogs page, I have a blogroll of dog-related links, but it only shows up on the Dogs page, not on other pages, not on the front page, etc.
That's why I need to use one instance of the Links widget to show only the Dogs category of links... and one for each of the other specialty pages that have accompanying specialty linklists.
Now imagine if I were doings link lists for Aardvarks through Zebras... that would be tens of widgets showing up on the sidebar section in the admin panel, all called LINKS... and thus, my problem.