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Link Badges


Whenever your content contains a link to a file, this plugin can display:

  • An icon for the link
  • The type of file
  • The size of the file


  1. Upload the link-badges directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How does this plugin know the size of a file?

If the file is on the same server, it looks at it directly on disk.
If it’s on another server somewhere on the internet,
it tries to get the size by downloading the file.
The plugin has some memory of the file sizes, so it doesn’t need to do this every time a page is loaded.

Can I make it say ‘Kb’ rather than ‘kB’?

No. This plugin uses the correct units for file sizes.

There’s a setting in the options page to use SI units (based on multiples of 1000)
rather than traditional file size units (based on 1024).

Can I use CSS to customise the way it’s displayed?

Yes. Use a rule for the icons
and a rule for the file types and sizes.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Filling in missing icons in Font Awesome


  • Add option to use icon fonts (Dashicons and Font Awesome)
  • More file formats
  • More CSS hook, filters and actions
  • Better i18n
  • Updated admin are to fit the WP 3.8 appearance


  • First version