About the WordPress “Links” Section
This is a post intended for clients of ClickNathan.com. While you may find the information below useful, as it generally applies to WordPress, there may be information involving customized aspects of WordPress that aren’t out-of-the-box features. It was written for WordPress v. 3.3.2.
This area of WordPress allows you to create links, which can be displayed in a variety of ways across your site. You will only have this section if you specifically requested a “Links” or “Resources” page.
Initially, your site will have several default links that come built into WordPress, mostly which point to documentation and news about WordPress itself. These can, of course, all be removed or edited to make way for your own links.
Let’s walk through creating a link.
- Click Add New under the Links menu.
- In the Name field, give the link any name as you’d like it to appear on the front end of your site.
- In the Web Address field, enter a URL (ie, the actual link). Don’t forget the http://
- Description is optional, but if you enter some text here, it will be displayed beneath the link itself.
- Categories can be used to lump your links into groups. You can create as many categories as you want, and then organize your links as you see fit. They will be displayed in groups based on the categories you create on the front end. The default category is Blogroll, and you can edit this via Links > Link Categories
- Target allows you to control whether the link will open in a new window/tab or not. The only option you really ever need to choose here is _blank if you want it to open in a new window or tab, otherwise they’ll open in the same window/tab by default.
- Link Relationship and Advanced are not utilized on most of my sites, unless specifically outlined in our initial contract.
- Click Save when you’re done, and the link will now appear on your site’s front end.
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