This plugin is used to be able to create a page on your web site that will contain a list of all of the link categories that you have defined inside of the Links section of the WordPress administration, along with all links defined in these categories. The user can select a sub-set of categories to be displayed or not displayed. Link Library also offers a mode where only one category is shown at a time, using AJAX or HTML Get queries to load other categories based on user input. It can display a search box and find results based on queries. It can also display a form to accept user submissions and allow the site administrator to moderate them before listing the new entries. Finally, it can generate an RSS feed for your link collection so that people can be aware of additions to your link library.
For links that carry RSS feed information, Link Library can display a preview of the latest feed items inline with the all links or in a separate preview window.
This plugin uses the filter method to add contents to the pages. It also contains a configuration page under the admin tools to be able to configure all outputs. This page allows for an unlimited number of different configurations to be created to display links on different pages of a WordPress site.
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All pages are generated using different configurations all managed by Link Library. Link Library is compatible with the My Link Order plugin to define category and link ordering.
- Download the plugin
- Upload link-library.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
- Activate the plugin in the WordPress Admin
To get a basic Link Library list showing on one of your WordPress pages:
1. In the WordPress Admin, create a new page and type the following text, where # should be replaced by the Settings Set number:
To add a list of categories to jump to a certain point in the list, add the following text to your page:
To add a search box to your Link Library list, add the following text to your page:
To add a form for users to be able to submit new links:
In addition to specifying a library, categories to be displayed can be specified using addition keywords. Read the FAQ for more information on this topic.
Further configuration is available under the Link Library Settings panel.