I know the sidebar links aren’t why people visit the site, but I like to have a series of links to places that I find interesting and relate to the blog content (I also like to pimp my photography sites). So the WordPress gods removed the link tool at version 3.5 apparently. Those who have just been upgrading since before that will not have noticed, because the upgrades dont remove the tool. Its only on clean installs.
Thank goodness they made it available as a plugin, and I now have it back. But, there was a moment of panic, when I thought I was going to have to hand code links as I had with nibbleblog! Saved! It turns out that there are tons of links plugins so eventually I may install something more exotic. For now, though, I just want the old links tool 🙂