Related Links Blender is a WordPress plugin to make it easy to cross link your posts and link to external web pages. Visitors will be
provided with topical reading options at the end of the current post. Search engines will get more content.
There are two methods of adding links. The links are set in a post’s editor page in a custom options pane. Links are added at the end of a post’s content.
Best Method – Construct a link using the tools in the Related Links Blender post edit pane. Use the FIND A POST tool to search through your
existing posts to quickly create rich links, or manually enter a link to any webpage you want. Links are cached for efficient delivery
to visitors. This is the preferred way to add links – tuned for visitor interest and SEO.
Legacy Method – The first method. Just enter a comma seperated list of post ID numbers to which you wish to link. You can find the post number in the top right corner of our editor pane.
The targeted post’s title, thumb, and a couple lines of text are used to contruct the link. This exists to support historic links, not recommended
for use as it it near end of life.
The Related Links Blender plugin has a settings page in which you can customise how the inserted links are constructed
and styled. This requires some basic HTML knowledge.
NOTE: This plugin is a beta release that is under development. Please report any issues!
The Related Links Blender plugin is available for download from the WordPress plugin repository, INSTALL then ACTIVATE.
Or download and install from:
- Upload the related-links-blender folder to you WordPress installation’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory
- ACTIVATE the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Once the plugin is active you will have to visit the settings page and choose the option to start adding links to pages.
- Can you link outside to other website?
–YES! New feature in v04.
- Is there an easier way to choose targets?
–YES! New feature in v05. FIND A POST button for searching for relevant post to link to
- Should I use this in my production website?
–not yet, hopefully soon
- What is a post ID?
–Every post in WordPress has a unique ID. It’s not always easy to find, so I have included it in the options pane on a posts editor page.
Contributors & Developers
“Related Links Blender” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
Bug fix. (admin.js .rlb-hidden class not triggering. Thanks s-design!)
Bug fix. (admin.css .hidden stepping on on wordpress stylesheet. Thanks s-design!)
Bug fix. (admin.php error report line 221, fix edit line 540.)
User feature request: add related links to pages. Insertion implemented, but pages not yet included in link searcher
User feature request: template function $relatedlinksblender->insert_the_links(); to insert links. This necessarily ignores the settings option to ‘add links to posts’ which you will probably want to turn off.
drag the links you have created into the order you want
clear form control for link editor control pane
scaling thumbs in link editor pane
big changes including the addition of a Post seaching tool to make linking easy
added access and security checks
New Features: external links, link content can be customized, pre-caching of links for efficient delivery