Today, I had a little tinker with. I can’t say I’m too impressed though. While it does the basic stuff very competently, has a nice interface, allows you to show sites that are updated, is easy to install and support for multiple users, I was a bit annoyed to find how lacking in features it is. For example:
- No import mechanism (as yet). I was expecting to be able to export an OPML file from my BlogRolling account and import it directly into MySQLinks. No can do. There is an export mechanism but it will only let you export text at present.
- No XFN support.
- Not a huge amount of control over how links are displayed (as far as I can tell)
- Rather BOFH-esque message displayed when you can’t remember your password.
In short, BlogRolling still offers more features, even if it is a centralised system. I may well create my own system.using PHP arrays but I could probably get something going in MySQL, perhaps with XFN going. I seriously doubt the code will be good enough to be released though.