I use a plugin called WP Social Blogroll and it used to list blogs I regularly visit in the order of who had posted most recently. It also gave the title of the post and if you clicked on it a list of recent posts would drop down. But now all it does is list the blog titles in alphabetical order.
I have to admit that the blog roll was as much for my benefit as anyone else. It was really useful because I could see at a glance who had posted recently, but now I can’t.
Why this has happened I’ve no idea. Admittedly, the plugin hasn’t been updated for a few years and blogrolls are considered passé but it was working fine until this week. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the plugin and switching off the other plugins in case it was clashing, but to no avail.
I’ve also searched for an alternative plugin but haven’t found one that has the same functionality. Sigh. So I will leave the blogroll as it stands for the time being and see if a solution reveals itself.
UPDATE: I found another widget to replace the social blogroll. It isn’t quite so user-friendly as I have to manually add the RSS feeds and it has less functionality, but at least it does the job.