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Better Anchor Links

Creates anchor links to heading tags in the content and displays automatically at the top of the content, or allows for custom placement with tags.

9 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Worked as stated but for beginners...
By , for WP 3.8

For beginners, I used this guy. to teach me how to use it as there are not specific enough instructions on the plugin page. View his "Creating a Table of Contents" section.


5 stars
By ,

Great plugin. The best of the genre. I match it with jQuery Smooth Scroll for the only thing that it lacks.

5 stars
Just what I needed
By , for WP 3.7

Powerful plugin but easy to configure. It's accomplished just what I neede, especially with the available tag for placing in template files.

5 stars
Simple solution wanted and found!
By , for WP 3.6.1

I wanted the flexibility to add jump links to sections of my postings on a case-by-case basis. This plugin does that as well as supports auto generation based on header tags to make it that much simpler!

I look forward to continuing the use of BAL!

2 stars
Breaks html
By , for WP 3.6

Hi Luděk,

I'm sorry to complain since I know you've spent a lot of time and effort working on this.

The problem with this plugin, like so many other plugins, is that it messes up the html and thus breaks validation. HTML output after plugin-activation:

<p>...Paragraph text...<br />
<a name="rubrik"></a><br />
<p>...Paragraph text...<br />
<a name="rubrik-2"></a><br />
<h3>Rubrik 2</h3>
<p>...Paragraph text...</p>

Two open paragraphs and a bunch of nasty <br /> tags that adds unwanted whitespace.

Hope you can look into this and fix so that the html validates. It'd also be good if you had a class for the anchor so that you can target the link with css:

<a class="mwm-anchor" name="rubrik"></a>

4 stars
almost perfect
By ,

Hey Luděk
Great work, easy Anchor-Creation for all Sites!
But what I am missing is a structured overview. the "includes" section would be nicer, if numeration is structured according the heading. I.e.: 1. Heading 1, 1.1. Heading 2, etc. and then with different indent. Thanks for updating, send me an email, so I can donate!

5 stars
Just What I Needed!
By , for WP 3.5.1

Just what I needed to create "Content" links at the top of my pages which had lots of content divided into sections.

Automated a process which usually took me a long time to get right.

5 stars
Excellent. Brilliantly Simple Solution.
By , for WP 3.5.1

For those somewhat longer posts, Better Anchor Links is a great way to improve user experience and SEO. Thanks!

5 stars
I'm very impressed with how well this works
By , for WP 3.5.1

Despite the complexity of what this plug-in does, it's very easy to configure and use. The script does all the work of digging through your article, finding the headings, adding anchors, and displaying them neatly at the top of the article - all on the fly as the page loads. Very impressive.

I was able to quickly find the settings page and limit my links to just heading 1 and heading 2 as I wanted, and I was able to add the links to my sidebar with the included widget.

After adding the links to the sidebar, I wanted to remove them from the top of the article. The plug-in has no provision for doing that, but I was able to hide it with a minor stylesheet edit very easily.

Altogether I was up-and-running in about 5 minutes. 5 stars!

My only note for improvement is that the checkbox for switching from a bulleted list to an ordered list does not affect the output in the sidebar. But this was easy enough for me to modify in the code.

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