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  • I’ve used WordPress as the foundation for my website (, and the only thing I haven’t been able to do easily is create a links page.

    I need the links.php to be in the root directory, and I want to call the header, sidebar and footer, but hand code the links that would appear in the content section of the page.

    Is it possible to do this?

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  • If you create a Page using links.php as a page template that will be exactly where your blog is ==> in the root. So, creating a Page titled My Links (again: using links.php as a template, that’s not a file to be linked directly!!!) you will have something like

    Okay, it looks like I didn’t explain myself clearly, having used the wrong terminology.

    I need to create a page that will sit in the root directory. It will be a php page that will call the header, etc., from the theme I’m using. The url address of the links page must be

    I still must be missing something because you can create any file and include the header and footer, no problem. Lots of threads on how to do that here and a step-by-step in the codex. You can also use custom permalinks and create a dynamic links page in WP that “appears” to be a static page in the root directory.

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