WordPress Link Directory is a link directory plugin for WordPress which allows you to keep a directory of links and allow other webmasters to add their link to your site. It can check for reciprocal links and even check the Pagerank of the other site and accept or refuse the link based on criteria you specify.
The main features are:
- Automatically checks for reciprocal links on pages specified by Pagerank.
- Displays the Pagerank of all sites in the directory.
- Option to display more detailed information on each link.
- Available in several languages.
- Option to notify the admin when a new link is submitted.
- Integrates seemlessly with WordPress and adopts whichever theme you’re using.
Demo & Download
You can view a demo of WP Link Directory in action here. We use it to handle all our outgoing links. It is quick and painless to set up.
You can download WordPress Link Directory from this WordPress page.
1. Upload the wplinkdir folder to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
2. Activate the plugin via the Plugins menu in WordPress.
3. Create and publish a new page or post with this tag in the body: [wplinkdir]
A new WP Link Directory menu will appear in WordPress with access to the settings and options. To begin with you should create a few categories and change the ‘HTML for reciprocal link’ option. You may also want to delete our demo link.
As of version 1.2 WordPress Link Directory now detects which version you’re upgrading from and automatically adds any new features. The simplest way to upgrade is to simply deactivate the plugin, upload the new files to the plugin directory, then reactivate.
WordPress Link Directory is commented throughout and the readme.txt contains more information on what the different functions do. WP Link Directory is under the GNU General Public License and so you should feel free to modify the code. All I ask for is that you keep the URL of this page or to the WordPress page so that people can still find the original.
In the changelog.txt file there is also usually a To Do list which has ideas for new features and functions which is worth looking at. If you do modify the code then I’d love to see what you’ve done, feel free to drop a comment with a link and I’ll check it out first chance I get.
With version 1.5 came language and translation options. The plugin was Internationalized, which is a WordPress term and means that it includes a .pot file. This file has a list, or table, of all the text in the plugin in its native language (English). Using a free application like poEdit (http://www.poedit.net) anyone can translate the plugin to their own language in a matter of minutes. If you are trying to translate the plugin into your own language check the readme.txt file in the /lang directory for more information.
We are keen to make WordPress Link Directory available in more languages and encourage anyone who speaks another language to help us translate the plugin for others. If you have translated the plugin into your native language please let us know in the comments below and we’ll make it available for everyone.
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