Idea: Idea: Make Links Like Media

  1. adamJB

    I would love to be able to treat links the same way it does documents. If I add a link to a post from my links list, I could edit a broken link without ever searching through all my posts. And if I edit a link it would update every post that contained it. (The same way it works for media now)

    Also a media replace built would be nice and logical.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. burtlo

    I imagine if you could get some good mileage out of this if you had a good way to collect your current entries and then present them in an auto-complete interface. That would allow you the flexibility to manage the links successfully.

    The trick is not in the collecting of the links, but in the interface to make it easy to use.

    A minor compromise between this and the current state of things sounds like it could be solved by a plugin that I just finished that allows you to define tag that translate into url so that if the core of the href path changes then you can update your root of the link.


    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. Jen
    Community Organizer


    This is an interesting idea, especially since we now support oembed and many images and videos may be posted just using the URL. I'd like to see a plugin do this well and see how popular it is before we consider it for core, though.

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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