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Easy Linking For WordPress Editor

  1. nicholaskister
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    Basically, I would love a way to insert links into my posts as easy as pie (not 3.14159265359)

    Current Situation: Inserting links, you have to type in the web address to where you want to link to..

    My idea:

    Choose where you want to link to... here are the following choices..

    1. basic url
    2. your previous posts
    3. your pages
    4. predefined website of your choice (maybe 10)

    Let me expand on choice #2

    What if, while writing your posts, and you clicked on the link button on the wordpress editor, the popup window had these 4 choices, and you choose "previous posts"..

    The window would then display, your categories, then..

    months, then...

    the post title...

    you click on post title, and your link is inserted into your article that you are currently writing on your editor...

    It sounds useless, but believe me, interlinking your site is useful, not only for your users, but for the search engines as well...

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. kilwag
    Member

    Really useful idea. i cross reference my own site and a couple key external sites on a regular basis. Sure would make it quicker.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. LostInNetwork
    Member

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    Definitely!

    I just hate the fact that if I need to create a subpage, I have to "save and close" the page I'm editing, create a new page, make not of the new pages url, reopen the page I was just editing, add a link, paste the url, give the link a name... This is incredibly difficult.

    Please give us a "Create a new subpage" target for the hyper link dialog. All those other ideas were good as well.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. sophiedennis
    Member

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    Very useful when using WordPress as a CMS for less experienced writers/editors (less experienced as in less experienced with web publishing).

    Not sure about value of including option 4 "other website of your choice", but being able to easily call up a list of previous posts/pages definitely good. (Though how this would work if someone changed their permalink structure I'm not sure. Maybe the answer is it wouldn't).

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. mahalie
    Member

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    I think there are some plugins that help you automatically link to relevant posts, but I didn't see them in the codex plugin list just now so maybe that was a fantasy. It would be really nice to have some sort of link automation...I wonder how to do this without having the drop-down get so long that it's useless.

    Also, are you really linking to the exact same site over and over? For instance, if you link to a lot of flickr photo pages is it really quicker to have 'http://flickr.com/' inserted for you and then you have to type the rest manually, or wouldn't it be faster and less error prone just to cut and paste the link?

    Now, I do believe it would be REALLY cool if, using ajax and some really smart programming, a drop down could suggest related posts based on what you've typed in your post. Sort of like Google suggests. Maybe this is plugin material though?

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. Jon Bourne
    Member

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    A part of this idea has already been suggested at least twice:

    Internal, wiki-like linking
    Internal links to post and using a list of existing posts and pages

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. loeffe
    Member

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    Would be GREAT!

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. ruzel
    Member

    12345

    I think this is a great idea as well. One thing you can do, however, that comes close is install the Markdown plugin. Markdown lets you write links in a simpler fashion. You could, for instance, write a link to Google like this: [Google](http://www.google.com) I find that a lot easier than the HTML convention. And then of course, if you're linking internally, all you need to do is remember the post slug—although, I guess that's actually the hard part.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  9. syncbox
    Member

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    a menu of existing pages that could be linked to would be nice, as it could "remember" the proper way to write these based on some option set in the site's WordPress permalink options (whether to use full http:// or http://www. or simply the site relative style of linking /pagename/ or whatever, based on permalink setup)

    Listing all posts could be problematic, but if you could choose the category from a menu that would then populate another menu (for subs) and so forth, that might work.

    anyway, I think this is a good idea.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  10. chriso84
    Member

    i dont think it sounds useless, as i always make sure my site is well interlinked and this would make it much easier.

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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