Well, I upgraded to the latest WordPress release, and it brought with it broken. I had used the php function get_links for a TON of customizations on my blog…my sidebar, my random byline in the header, a couple of pages…and what did they do? They killed it. The call is now wp_list_bookmarks, and the options are less straightforward and I’m still not sure I can do what I want with them.
Just as a warning to anyone else who might be upgrading, if you’ve done a lot of customization with the links, beware the upgrade. And if anyone has any thoughts on getting the new system to behave like the old, let me know.