My first WordPress plugin – Link Library

I have been using WordPress as the engine behind my web log for almost a year now and find it’s been getting better all the time. However, there was one little piece of functionality that was missing for my needs, a way to create a link page from the data I entered in the links section of the admin area. I wanted to display links with large descriptions, a list of all link categories at the top of the page and a way to replace the description with the notes field since the notes field is longer and is contents are not displayed in the links admin page.

After looking around, I decided to create my own plugin to fill in the functionality that I needed. Version 0.1 of the Link Library for WordPress 1.5 is now available on the official WordPress plugin site. To see the plugin in action, take a look at the newly revamped links section on the site.

If there is anything you would like to see that is not there, feel free to drop me a note.

11 Responses

  1. Jeff A says:

    Awesome plugin, going to give it a try!

  2. Geoff says:

    Unable to download your plugin. When I click the "Wordpress plugin site" link above, I get:

    <code>Trac detected an internal error:

    ('Attempted to get length of a *non*-file node', 160017)</code>


    <code>Python traceback

    Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/trac/", line 525, in cgi_start


    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/trac/", line 520, in real_cgi_start

    dispatch_request(path_info, args, req, env)

    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/trac/", line 435, in dispatch_request

    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/trac/", line 44, in run


    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/trac/", line 329, in render

    self.length = svn.fs.file_length(root, self.path, self.pool)

    SubversionException: ('Attempted to get length of a *non*-file node', 160017)</code>

  3. Andreas says:

    What theme are you using? Downloaded or self-made? I like the full-width style of it, and I'm looking for something similar to work with for my own site. Nice plugin, btw!

  4. Jax says:

    Hi, The Link Library plugin is a feature that I have been looking forward for a long time. I installed it, but I am unable to get the notes function to display. In fact, I even enabled $show_notes parameter as true. Can you tell me how I could get it working?

  5. Tim says:

    Can you tell me how this works? I've uploaded the plugin to my plugin directory and activated it but I don't know how to add a function call. I'm php challenged!


  6. Jax says:

    I think this plugin does not work in WP2.0.

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