Open Links Directory

Open Links Directory | Mohammad forgani | classifieds,link directory


Open Directory Links (ODLinks) help you to build a websites directory and allow your site visitors to submit links by themselves and enabling visitors to search for a website.

This plugin is under active development. If you experience problems, please first make sure you have the latest version installed.
Feature requests, bug reports and comments can be submitted here.


You will need to make the Smarty cache folders writeable (chmod 777):

  • odlinks/includes/Smarty/cache
  • odlinks/includes/Smarty/templates_c


I hope you enjoy using Odlinks.

Thank you
Mohammad Forgani


To Do

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  • Unzip the downloaded file and upload the odlinks folder to your WordPress plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/)
  • Log into your WordPress admin panel
  • So go ahead and activate the plugin, which should appear in the list of installed plug-ins.

The activation process add a new menu with the name “ODLinks” to the navigation bar in your WordPress admin site.
* “ODLinks” will now be displayed in your admin panel.

  • For first step instructions, go to Options “Settings” under ODLinks menu.

You will need to make the Smarty cache and template_c folders writable (chmod 777):
Use your FTP client to change its permissions to 777.
* odlinks/includes/Smarty/cache
* odlinks/includes/Smarty/templates_c

Once you have changed the folder permissions, return to your browser, and refresh it.
Now you can submit your settings. After submission, installer process will create the tables automatically.

For your information, after submitting the settings a new page will be created with the title [[ODLINKS]].
This title will be also added to the content of pages automatically.
Do NOT remove the page. The plugin work correctly with this page ID.
Please, you should keep the default title [[ODLINKS]] of page to make it to work…

To uninstall and deactivate the plugin, please go to Options “uninstall” under ODLinks menu.

  • Creating/Editing a category and subcategory
  • Before deploying, you should create and set-up the categories and subcategories for your Website.
  • Go aheead and choose “Categories” from the ODLinks drop down menu and insert the category name and category description and then submit it.
  • You can insert the subcategories by clicking on ‘Add Category’ and choosing any category name from the list in parent category. If you select root as parent category, then you create a main category.
  • Create a subcategory is mandatory and required!

Depending on the “Permalink Settings” it’s possible for some pages that the categories urls are not accessible.
To fix this problem you should go to update the .htaccess file which is existed under WordPress top directory.

Normally if you click on categories you will get something like this:

If instead of the “/odlinks/” something else is placed for example “/97-revision-v1/”
you can update your the .htaccess file as follows:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
RewriteRule ^97-revision-v1/?([^/])?/?(.)$ /index.php?pagename=odlinks=$1=$2 [QSA,L,R,NS]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

This guide will show you the step by step process for first installation/configuring

Plugin author

Mohammad forgani

Plugin official website address
If you encounter problems in using the Open Links Directory plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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