Miss links already? Add them back with the Link Manager plugin


The recently released WordPress 3.5 dropped the Link Manager from core — unless you were already using the feature, of course. For many this was met with cheers of “good riddance”, but that might not be you. The Link Manager was there for a reason, of course, and folks still used it.

If you find yourself wanting to use the link system in a new install of WordPress, or would like to bring it back on an upgraded install where it went away, try out WordPress Lead Developer Andrew Nacin’s Link Manager plugin. It’s available on WordPress.org and will add back the classic featured back to your install.

If you’re using the Link Manager and reading a WordPress blog like this one, I’d be curious to hear what you’re using it for exactly. Drop by in the comments below and let me know.

7 thoughts on “Miss links already? Add them back with the Link Manager plugin

  1. One of our clients use the links manager to display a list of links on a page on their site (I guess that is the intended purpose).
    They use the link, title and description.
    I am curious to see what happens when we upgrade to 3.5?
    I assume everything will remain as is.
    If anything happens, I will let you know.

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  3. I use the Links as a exchange with blogs that quote my blog in their posts to thank them for the link. I also use it to show off my friends blogs and to feature my non-wordpress static HTML pages that I don’t feel like converting to posts

  4. I have been looking for a way to get the link manager back on my WordPress blog since installing 3.5 and now i know 🙂 Thanks for sharing

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