I have a component in my sitecore instance called an Article Download component. One of the fields for this component is called Download Item and it is the type link (not General Link). My authors are unable to update this field so my question is three-fold:
Could it have something to do with the fact that the link type is depreciated? Even when I grant administer rights on the component to the role a user is in, they do not have access to this field.
What side-effects might I see if I change the type from link to General Link? I'm wondering if I can change the type without having to do too much refactoring.
How can I give the authors access?