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[resolved] import existing links into new widget (8 posts)

  1. kvmorris
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Just to make sure I understand this plugin correctly: there is no way to take list of links already created in WP, and pull them into the plugin so that it 'takes over' the existing links, correct? I would have to re-type each link one by one to get them into the plugin, right?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-links/

  2. Mat Lipe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi kvmorris,

    If the links are already Simple Links from another site it is currently possible to use the WordPress importer to export/import the links from one site to another.

    There is a premium add-on which will be available sometime in the next few weeks which will allow for CSV importing/exporting.
    http://matlipe.com/product/simple-links-csv-import/

    Otherwise, you are correct, they will have to be entered manually.

    HTH

  3. kvmorris
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    thanks for the very quick reply! That's what I thought... well, I can't fathom manually reconstructing my links and apparently this is not such a simply request or else your plugin would simply 'take over' all existing links in wp... so, I'll just have to live with the alphabetical links list in wp, unfortunately. :(

  4. Mat Lipe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi Kvmorris,

    I just remembered there is the ability to convert WP links into Simple Links.

    If you look on the Settings page (WordPress Links) section, there is a button to Import Links from the old Links Manager into Simple Links.

    The old Links Manager has been deprecated for a while so I totally forgot about it. If that is what you are talking about, this is as easy as clicking the button.

    HTH

  5. kvmorris
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi, thanks... but unforunately it is not there. Just went through every panel in the 'settings' area... no links import in there. :( darn!

  6. Mat Lipe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    If you go to Simple Links -> Settings there is a section titled “Wordpress Links”. At the bottom of this section there is a button labeled “Import Links”. Clicking that button will import links from WordPress Links into Simple Links.

  7. Mat Lipe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    The new add-on has been released and is now available for anyone who would like the ability to import and export CSV files for links.

    http://matlipe.com/product/simple-links-csv-import/

    HTH

  8. nohea
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Great, I'm glad there is an easy way to import the WP links. Although I hit the "Import" button twice because nothing seemed to be happening, so I thought it hadn't worked. But sure enough, it had worked and imported all the links twice. Now deleting 39 pages of links... :D

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