Managing Links in WordPress 3.5 and Newer Installs

For the past couple days I’ve not been able to figure out why I couldn’t find the “Links” section in my WordPress dashboard on a new site installation. I finally decided to search for the answer this morning and learned that starting with WordPress 3.5 that feature had been automatically disabled on install. I must be missing something. Since I primarily use WordPress as a content management system, I loved using the Links feature to organize my research links. Until I have time to learn more about the reasoning for disabling the feature as a default option, I found Andrew Nacin had created this Link Manager plug-in  that brings the feature back. Better yet, I need to find time to learn more about customizing my WordPress Dashboard. 🙂