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cp/wp plugin: link manager - NOTES                              rev 26 aug 2021

Category: custom-content
cp/wp: classicpress and wordpress 
webwalker: useful

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description: 

  This gives you access to the built-in Link Manager, where you
  can manage lists of websites.


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sources:

  Plugin page:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/link-manager

  WordPress forums:
    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/link-manager
    https://wordpress.org/search/classicpress+link-manager/?forums=1
  ClassicPress forums:
    https://forums.classicpress.net/search?q=%22link%20manager%22

  Version recommendation: FREEZE at n.n | UPDATE OK

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➽ Install/config/uninstall:


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install:

  the usual.


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settings:

    has its own sidebar menu

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display the links:

  wp_list_bookmarks()
  https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_list_bookmarks/
  https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/_walk_bookmarks

  https://codex.wordpress.org/Links_Manager#Formatting

  WordPress provides a widget to locate links in the sidebar or footer area. 

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uninstall:

  - deletes from database?

  tables: 
 


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➽ Notes:

  This plugin was last updated july 2015, however it should not
  have any problems, it's pretty basic.

  This plugin might not show up in your admin 'add new plugin' even
  when you type in the exact words of the plugin. WordPress seems to 
  block it because it is old. You will probably have to go to 
  wordpress.org and download it.

  It looks like you don't even need the plugin -
  links manager code is still in WordPress (and ClassicPress)
  just put in functions file
  add_filter( 'pre_option_link_manager_enabled', '__return_true' );


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problems:

* none.


 

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more info:

  https://codex.wordpress.org/Links_Manager
      very complete on usage.
  https://blog.templatetoaster.com/wordpress-links-manager/
  https://www.sitepoint.com/wordpress-links-manager/



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other link management plugins:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/link-manager/

Simple Links - the other contender
  https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-links/
  has more features.
  can import from links manager.
  supports WP 5x
  maybe don't need.



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