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Simple Links


This plugin has been discontinued and is no longer maintained. If you wish to adopt this plugin, let us know.

A rebooted concept of the obsolete Links Manager with many great enhancements and features. Manage and display links in your theme’s style. Fully extendable for developers who want to customize the functionality and output. Simple Links takes care of the back-end to let you focus on user experience.

This plugin is now the standard for managing links in WordPress.


  • Drag and drop link ordering
  • Optional link images
  • Shortcode support with a shortcode generating form
  • Ability to add additional custom fields
  • Widgets including various options for display
  • Ability to import links from the old WordPress Links manager
  • Options to remove the old WordPress Links Manager from the admin
  • Flexible permissions

Currently ships with the following languages

  • English (US)
  • German (de_DE)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • Farsi (fa_IR)


  • The widget options

  • The short-code generating form


20 May 2019
Great plugin, does almost exactly what I want. Only missing a little adjustment in CCS because I use it as widget for country selector.
14 December 2017
Has has the feature I needed without a bunch of bloat. Really slick short-code form. I ended up buying the Pro version because I liked the free version.
3 March 2017
I hadn't used this plugin in a while for my own projects, just been support other users with their needs. This week a current project of mine needed a link manager and I thought, "Hey, I've seen one before". Worked like a treat. It was so nice to not have to design my project around a plugin and be able to just have a plugin solve a requirement that was already organically designed into the project. Thank goodness this plugin kept to the basics over the years and didn't become a swiss army knife of a plugin.
3 September 2016
with the quirks, it's probably just as much maintenance as if I had pages of links I manually entered.
3 September 2016
The idea to enhanced the wordpress links section is good. But any implementation should at minima reuse existing features of wordpress (such as said link section) and build on it. This plugin create a whole new system to manage link, totally incompatible with existing wordpress mecanisms. I know that using existing features can be a hassle, but with wide used cms like WordPress, it's the way to go.
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Contributors and Developers

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


“Simple Links” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Change Log


  • Officially discontinue plugin.


  • Support WordPress version 5.5.0
  • Improve readme.txt


  • Support PHP 7.4.
  • Support WordPress version 5.4.0.
  • Improve some internal styling.


  • Added support for PRO version 1.5.0.
  • Greatly improved styles and structure of widgets.
  • Greatly improved styles and structure of shortcode form.
  • Updated translations.
  • Remove legacy help screens.
  • Open REST API to logged in users with editor+ capabilities.


  • Remove legacy errors for no block editor support.
  • Prevent links from having a target when set to none.
  • General code style improvements.


  • Support WordPress Core version 5.3.0


  • Add support for Beaver Builder.


  • Drop support for PHP 5.2 in favor of PHP 5.4