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All your users to submit links to a directory. This could be used for a business
directory when you allow full address and contact information on the form. Or you
could just keep it to a description and link. Just plug in Wp-Directory-list and start
adding links.

Manage your categories easily. Just add the category and activate it. Now it is ready to use in a link and page.

Manage the links easily by allowing your users to submit a link. Links can also be added manually.

The links integrate easily with your own theme. No CSS to configure as it uses the CSS from your current theme. Or build your own CSS just for the links. Just customize the way your Links show up with the Built in tags, text and your own html. Put multiple links in each row.

Add a widget to your sidebar with Random Links, Popular Links or Newest Links.

Keep robot submissions to a minimum by requiring users to be logged in and solving a Captcha code.


  • Directory Options. Set the options to how you want the form and links to display.

  • Shows up as it's own selection in the Admin Menu

  • Add and manage categories your links will be associated with.

  • Add and manage links. The Form for adding and editing is similar to the one users use to add their links.


  1. Upload entire directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to the plugin Options in your admin menu.
  4. Configure your options and save.
  5. Navigate to the Category menu
  6. Add a category or two.
  7. Create a new page for the User submission form.
  8. Add the shortcode for the directory. eg. [directory category=all], [directory category=yourcategoryid]
  9. Add the shortcode for the form. eg. [directory_signup]
  10. Add the [pages] shortcode at the bottom of your page.
  11. Activate the pages and start maintaining your directory.
  12. Navigate to the Widgets menu.
  13. Select sidebar to add Random Links widget.
  14. Add Random Links widget to your sidebar.
  15. Configure the Random Links widget with the edit link.
  16. Save the sidebar changes.
  17. Customize the link layout in the options menu
  18. Customize the submit form in the options menu
  19. Signup for a reCaptcha key and activate the Captcha for the submission form.


The Plugin pages keep showing a 404 error.

I hate to say it but you probably downloaded the wrong version. Please make sure the directory for the plugin says wp-directory-list. If it is not that directory this plugin will not work correctly.

The shortcodes are not working.

Make certain that you do not have a space just after the opening brace or one just before the closing brace.

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