Yes, I understand. I do not mean that users will open threads to ask for custom code. That is outside the scope of our support and that is why I recommend to consult third party developers if users need features that are not yet offered in the theme like the column link. I forgot to say though that I've forwarded this as feature request.
For now, you'd need to consult with a third party developer if the suggestions provided here don't work for your particular setup. I understand the usefulness of go-to threads but not all setups are the same and we might at first lead you to a similar thread. If it does not work for you, feel free to ask but please be mindful that custom development is not a part of our product support.
Again, please note that this column link feature is not an official feature of the theme nor any custom code you find here in the forum therefore we are not responsible for fixing nor enhancing them. With that said also, they're not a part of our product support but we sometimes go above and beyond and provide custom code suggestions. But again, that's not a part of product support.
Thank you for understanding.