This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Link Away

Description

Link Away makes it easy to replace a post’s permalink with any URL you choose on a post by post basis.

Link Away adds a field to the post admin page for entering the new destination address.

If you are sharing an article found on another website, all you have to do is add it’s URL. When the user clicks any link that would normally take them to the single post page for that post, they will bypass the post on your site and go directly to the article location.

The value of this plugin compared to others that might be similar, is that it is clean and lightweight. It’s so simple, in fact, that the actual functionalitly is only about a half dozen lines of code.

Because it filters the WP function that retrieves the permalink and replaces it with the given URL as it is returned, with a very high priority, it should have no problem working across all themes and regardless of other plugins.

Screenshots

  • Look for the Link Away meta box in the upper right side when creating or editing a post.

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘Link Away’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select link-away.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download link-away.zip
  2. Extract the link-away directory to your computer
  3. Upload the link-away directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

There is no settings page, just look for the Link Away settings box when editing posts. Works on regular and public custom post types.

It’s a pretty simple plugin. If you don’t want to change a post, just ignore the Link Away settings, but when you do want a post to link away, add the complete URL where you want users to go.

Optionally, you can select to have the new location open in a new window.

Click the test button and the URL will open in a small popup in case you want to verify the URL before you update the post.

Contributors & Developers

“Link Away” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • Hello World!