LH Page Links To

Descripcion

This plugin allows you to make a WordPress post or page link to a URL of your choosing, instead of its WordPress URL. It also will redirect people who go to the old (or « normal ») URL to the new one you’ve chosen.

This started as a fork of Mark Jacquiths Page Links to plugin. I forked it, to simplify the code base, better support gutenberg, and properly support redirects on password protected pages.

Common uses:

  • Set up navigational links to non-WordPress sections of your site or to off-site resources.
  • Publish content on other blogs (or other services, like Medium) but have them show up in your WordPress posts stream. All you have to supply is a title and a URL. The post title will link to the content on the other site.
  • For store operators, you can link to products on other retailer’s sites (maybe with an affiliate code) but have them show up like they’re products in your store.
  • Create a « pretty URL » for something complicated. Say you have https://example.com/crazy-store-url.cgi?search=productId&sourceJunk=cruft … just create a WordPress page called « My Store » and use Page Links To to point it to the ugly URL. Give people the new URL: https://example.com/my-store/ and it will redirect them!

Installacion

  1. Upload the lh-page-links-to folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  2. Activate the « LH Page Links To » plugin.

Existing Content Usage:

  1. Edit a post or page.

  2. Below, find the Page Links To widget, select « A custom URL », and add a URL of your choosing.

  3. Save the pos or page.

  4. Done! Now that content will point to the URL that you chose. Also, if anyone had the old WordPress URL for that content, they will be redirected to the custom URL if they visit.

Creating New Page Links:

  1. Click Pages > Add New Page Link.

  2. Provide a title and a destination URL.

  3. Optionally provide a custom slug, which will be used in creating a local redirect URL.

  4. Click Publish.

FAQ

My links are sending me to http://mysite.com/site-i-wanted-to-link-to.com … why?

If you want to link to a full URL, you must include the http:// portion.

Can I link to relative URLs for URLs on the same domain?

Yes. Linking to /my-content.php is a good idea, as it’ll still work if you move your site to a different domain.

Contributors & Developers

“LH Page Links To” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.00 December 05, 2019
Initial release.