Support » Plugin: Links shortcode » Common missed step on why links does not display

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  • It does this for me but after I put a template of some kind in the Settings page. My only wish is for an all by category setup but I may dig in later and see if I can provide an update.

    Plugin Author Maarten Swemmer


    When you install the plugin it should configure a default template. If it does not, please let me know. In the mean time you could copy the example included in the short instructions on the settings page.

    Hi Maarten, I’m not getting that default template to use; so me shortcodes ain’t a workin’. Is there a template available to upload to my theme? I’m at

    Plugin Author Maarten Swemmer


    Hi Adam, on the Links Shortcode settings page (reachable via the “Links” menu), the default template is displayed at the bottom of the page, under Examples A list of links. You can copy-paste that code into the field called “How to display the links?”.

    Thanks for the response there Maarten; I got the code into the ‘How to display the links’ field as you suggest, and clicked ‘save settings’.

    I then created a new page and under ‘Quick edit’ I get a ‘Template’ field with a drop-down menu. All I can see there is ‘Default template’. I’m clearly missing something!

    When I installed this plugin I also had the Link Manager plugin running which seemed sub-optimal compared to yours. So I deactivated it after I’d activated yours. Is this where my problem lies? I’m wondering if uninstalling and reinstalling your plugin would resolve it; but worried I’ll lose all my links in the process!

    Best wishes,

    Adam Pope

    Plugin Author Apprique


    Hello Adam, the confusion is caused by the term “template”. In the Links Shortcode plugin it only refers to how each link should be displayed. The plugin uses what you insert under “How to display the links” to display each link. It does not refer to a template for a whole page.

    You can display links on a page by inserting the Links shortcode in the contents of the page. For example: [links]. You don’t need to choose a ‘template’ for the page on which you want to display the links. Just type the text [links] or, more specifically [links arg1="x" arg2="y" etc]

    For information on how to sue the shortcode, see

    Thanks Apprique…

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