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Easy Symlinks


Easy symlinking tool in WP. Best used for non-command line users.

Add symlinks by going to your WP admin dashboard > Settings > Easy Symlinks

You can refer here for the common symlink configurations:

This plugin can only track symlinks created within the application and excludes symlinks created from the filesystem and command line. Best used in Pantheon dev or multidev environments in SFTP mode.


Installing “Easy Symlinks” can be done either by searching for “Easy Symlinks” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:

  1. Download the plugin via
  2. Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


October 26, 2021
I personally love this plugin, but please add info or disclaimer that the plugin may not work if it sees the files/hard-directory/ that it should land to onset. So be sure to create a symlink in order: 1. install, create the symlink. 2. create the hard directory on files/ Other than that it’s an awesome tool!
May 3, 2020 1 reply
This plugin is very useful on secured host that only allows writable permission on a particular folder
February 23, 2020 1 reply
For fans of Pantheon (which we are) and users of Divi’s Theme (which we regularly do), this is an indispensable time saver. Carl Alberto filled a major gap with this extremely easy to use tool. For those using Divi unfamiliar with the problem, after Divi version 4.0.5, you can’t use Divi on Pantheon without creating a symlink. The problem is that Divi after this version assumes that it has write access to the entire filesystem, which doesn’t work on Pantheon as it is a specialized platform that doesn’t have the standard LAMP/LEMP stack server configuration. This plugin will help you resolve this issue.
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“Easy Symlinks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • 2022-10-23
  • Version bump for 6.0.3 compatibility


  • 2021-10-9
  • Version bump for 5.8.1 compatibility


  • 2020-1-8
  • Closed issues


  • 2019-12-24
  • Initial release


  • 2019-12-26
  • Release
  • Improved deleting symlinks UI
  • Only one symlink is deleted at a time
  • Added checks in Pantheon and writable filesystem