Explaining the WordPress Links Tab

March 14, 2012

Even if you have a richly designed blog with the best of the best of content, if your site never references any other sites, such as other blogs, funny sites, search engines, etc., it will be a dead end as far as links are concerned.  If there are sites that you frequently visit, it is a good idea to allow your following to also take a look at those other sites.  You can use the WordPress Links tab to do so.

You can organize your links by category, create internal references concerning your relationship with your chosen links, automatically associate different links with certain images, and even rate your links.

From the Dashboard, you can get to the Links screen by clicking on the Links tab which is on the left hand side of your Dashboard.

Once there, the Links screen will allow you to select the links you wish to edit or delete.  You can select multiple links to edit or delete.  There are various searching and filtering options that will allow you to locate the links that you wish to delete or edit.

If you have no links, or you simply wish to create a new one, you can click on the Add New Link button and follow the prompts.You are most likely familiar by now with creating, editing, and deleting Posts.  Links, just like Posts, can also be categorized.  However, your Link categories, unlike your Post categories, have no relationship to each other; in other words, there is no hierarchy.  When you create Link categories, each category name has to be unique and of itself.  New Link categories can also be added when you are adding or editing your Links.

Having a proportionate amount of links on your site can greatly help your readership increase exponentially.  Be sure to link to sites that are comparable with your own, or that have some type of connection to you or your readers.

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