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How do I set automatic links for specific words? (5 posts)

  1. martinperreault
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Love WordPress!

    I would like to know how I can setup automatic links fro specific words in my posts. It's long to always to have to
    a) select word
    b) click on link icon
    c) write the http: link
    Is there a way to set specific words and links, and then simply refer to them? Ie.: using [word] would link to a href="http://www.wantedlink.com" target="_blank" ... See what I mean?

    Or perhaps a plugin that detects the words in the post and changes them automatically to the links you preset?

    I looked in the plugins department, but cannot find this feature...


  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This plugin appears to do what you want, however some people seem to have problems with it and the latest WordPress version:

    Might still work though.

  3. martinperreault
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you! That looks exactly like what I am looking for. I saw the few last comments mentioning some bugs. Hopefully the current downloadable version fixed them. I'll try it and see.

  4. martinperreault
    Posted 7 years ago #

    An update: I tried ALINKS from http://www.headzoo.com/alinks and I encountered Memory Errors during install. I tried to add more memory to the plugin.php file by adding this code in the file wp-admin:/includes/plugin.php :

    This has worked in the past when installing plugins that required more memory. But this time, it simply would not work and I couldn't reload the plugins page until I would delete the ALINKS plugin folder.

    Since then I am experiencing problems with the text editor : the VISUAL TAB does not work anymore when I click on it. I only see the code of texts I write...

  5. martinperreault
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I fixed the Visual Tab problem. It was not related to the ALINKS plugin, but it was related to the EASY TAGS plugin which seems to create a conflict. De-activating that plugin solves the Visual Tab problem.

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