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WordPress MyLinks – The link directory with automatical thumbnail generation

Description

Displays blogroll links on a Page or Post. Insert [mylinks] to a Page or Post and it will display all your blogroll links there- with live snapshots of every page. Very nice too look!

Only 1-2 Minutes and the thumbnails snapshots are generated. This takes some time, because the server has to deliver many thumbnails at one time. Once cached (1-2minutes), the thumbnails will appear.

TODO:

  1. [new 14.01.2009] Sorting of the links
  2. [new 02.09.2009] Select template with shortcut [mylinks=Category,templatename]

INSTALLATION:

  1. Upload the mylinks plugin directory, along with its contents, to your
    worpress plugins directory: /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin and follow the instructions in the description.
  3. Example: Use [mylinks] in your page or post to display all your links
  4. Example: Use [mylinks=categoryname] to display just the links of the category categoryname in your page or post
  5. Example: Use [thumb]http://www.your-homepage.com[/thumb] to display a thumbnail of the website http://www.your-homepage.com in your page or post
  6. Thats it 🙂 You just have to update your wordpress links.

CHANGE LAYOUT:

Just change the templates in the templates subdirectory of the mylinks-plugin: all_links.html is the template for displaying all links and one_category.html is the template for displaying just one category. I think its easy to understand how it works 🙂

DONE:

  1. 27.01.2009: New software for generating snapshots
  2. 27.01.2009: Now also thumbnails of websites with flash elements supported (there were some problems before)
  3. 27.01.2009: Better thumbnail quality
  4. 09.02.2009: Display links only from special category
  5. 09.02.2009: Display only one thumbnail/website
  6. 09.02.2009: Use templates, so everbody can easily change the html code (valid html, xhtml…) (2.0)
  7. 05.03.2008: Fixed type=text/javascript in thumbnail (2.1)
  8. 06.03.2008: Fixed type=text/javascript in category overview (2.2)

No support… i do this plugin in my free time – i dont have time to answer your questions!

Screenshots

  • Add a page, insert [mylinks] and thats it 🙂 You can also use it in your Posts

Installation

  1. Upload the mylinks plugin directory, along with its contents, to your
    worpress plugins directory: /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin and follow the instructions in the description.
  3. Example: Use [mylinks] in your page or post to display all your links
  4. Example: [mylinks=categoryname] to display just the links of the category categoryname in your page or post
  5. Example: [thumb]http://www.your-homepage.com[/thumb] to display just one thumbnail in your page or post of the website http://www.your-homepage.com
  6. Thats it 🙂 You just have to update your wordpress links.

You also can change the layout:
Just change the templates in the templates subdirectory of the mylinks-plugin: all_links.html is the template for displaying all links and one_category.html is the template for displaying just one category.

FAQ

Do I need a graphic software?

No, the thumbnails are generated and hosted by http://www.picdonkey.com.

When will the thumbnails be generated?

Normally, new website thumbnails will be generated in 1-5 minutes by my thumbnail service http://www.picdonkey.com… sometimes it takes (maximum) 24 hours. If they dont appear, you have given a wrong link, the website could not be reached or its just toooooooo slow 🙂

Do i have to upload pictures?

No, only use the tag [mylinks] in the editor

What size do the thumbnails have?

width: 200 and height: 150

Does my link open in a new window?

Yes the link on the thumbnail opens in a new window with target _blank

How can i sort the links?

The links are sorted by title: So if you start the link title with “1. link title”, “2. link title”, “3. link title” … – you can sort your links. Its not the beste solution, but i am working on a better way, so please pe patient.

How can i change the layout?

Just change the templates in the templates subdirectory of the mylinks-plugin. all_links.html is the template for all links and one_category.html is the template for displaying just one category.

Can i ask the author something?

No… be free to use the plugin – or use an other plugin 🙂

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