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Link Library

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Take control of your links and display them any way you want on your site

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 Admin Panel for Link Library allows you to define up to 5 different sets of settings to have pages with lists of links looking quite different from each other. Please feel free to leave comments, ask questions or report issues on either of these plugins.

Donations

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Usage Examples

Click here for more usage examples of Link Library.

 

738 thoughts on “Link Library

  1. Hello, I am using Link Library plugin, love it! How do I get categories into columns? I tried adding 6 to the settings/column field, but it’s not working

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    1. Hi Masuimi, Just to be sure, are you trying to display the list of categories that gets output by the [link-library-cats] shortcode to be displayed as a multi-column table, or do you want to see categories, and all of their links, displayed as columns with the link categories listed on top and the links below?

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  2. Bonjour Yannick
    En vous epérant en pleine forme.
    Il semblerait qu’il existe un problème avec la dernière version de wordpress (3.9), l’action sur les boutons de catégories n’ouvre plus le contenu de celles ci.
    Merci pour votre aide.
    Claude Paulet

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  3. Hi – I love the plugin, it’s been a lifesaver. The only think I’m having trouble with is the Link Popup. I’m trying to make it more accessible to keyboard users, and have having trouble coding the Thickbox javascript to trap the focus once the dialog is opened. Do you know anyone who’s solved this problem? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Kristin, I am not 100% sure I understand what you are trying to achieve. What you mean by trappin the focus when the dialog is opened with the keyboard. Do you mean that you want the tab key only to move between links that are in the dialog when it is opened? How many keyboard-only users do you see visiting your site?

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      1. Yes – that’s exactly what I mean – having the tab key only move between links in the dialog when it’s opened. I work for a university, so 508 accessibility compliance is required.

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      2. Have you seen any pop-up/lightbox script that provides the functionality that you are looking for? If I have an example, I can see about making Modal Dialog support this functionality. Otherwise, I don’t necessarily want to try to re-invent the wheel.

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      3. Thanks for the link. I will see about using the basic jQuery dialog as an option in Link Library in the coming week and see if that properly captures keyboard inputs. To make an example that reflects what you are doing, can you tell me a bit about what you are displaying in your Link Library popup? Are you displaying a form related to the link that was clicked?

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      4. No – I’m not displaying a form. Just text and a link to the website, as in your default options.

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      5. Hi Kristin, I just wanted to mention that the Colorbox pop-up dialog, which I added to Modal Dialog earlier this year, does trap keyboard events correctly. Go to the General Settings for Modal Dialog and select Colorbox and you will see the behaviour you were seeking.

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    1. I am not quite sure I understand your question. Links are sorted within each category. Link Library does not consider tags.

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      1. Sorry I’ll try to be clearer. Say I have ten links with id#40 of which five are id#40 and also id#5 and five id#40 and also id#32. I then set up a page that shows all the links with id#40. It lists all ten links in one list. I’d like to show the ten links grouped by the secondary id. So the 40&5 links and then the 40&32 links. Hopefully with headers identifying the grouping.

        Thanks

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  4. Thank you so much for creating this awesome plugin. It’s doing exactly what I need it to except for one thing; the pagination is not working. When i click on second page the url changes, but the links stay the same. Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong please, or how to fix it?

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  5. Okay, I’m sure I’m asking the most obvious question, but … where do I find a list of all shortcodes for Link Library?

    Thanks in advance
    DAvid

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    1. All shortcodes for Link Library are displayed at the top of the Library Settings page. There are a few optional parameters for these shortcodes, and these are shown on the FAQ (FAQ)

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      1. thanks Yannick. I guess it was the parameters that were confusing me.

        I knew most of the layout was set up through the library settings but it wasn’t clear that the info in the FAQ like – “[link-library rssoverride=0]
        Set to 0 or 1 to display or not display rss information” was a full list of options.

        Thanks for the assist.
        DAvid

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