Support » Plugin: Link Library » Issues with Version 6

  • I updated to 6.0 on a test site and experienced the following issues:
    1. All links were automatically recreated three times each for every link so I now have 4 links for the same item.
    2. The paragraph tag that is in the Large Description box seems to be ignored and is appears on the link page.

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  • Thank you Yannick.

    I restored the site from a backup and its back to normal. I’ll wait a while before updating to the new version.

    Again, I greatly appreciate this plugin its very useful!

    What happened!?? I have all duplicated links, and a whole new interface to add links, I can cry!
    I don’t know anymore how to add new links anymore, this is a total disaster!

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    Please try going to the General Options section of Link Library and click on re-import links.

    As I indicated multiple times over the past six through admin messages, a big update to the plugin was released last Sunday, and the migration was not necessarily going to be smooth.

    I invited people to join the beta and had gotten to a point where I was no longer getting problem reports, so I released it.

    Thank you for your quick reply, for now, I have copied all the links from the website, placed them into the WP visual editor, and deleted the duplicated ones.
    Remover the shortcode of the link library, but kept the category shortcode links.
    Hmmm, not exactly deserves the first prize in the beauty contest, but for now, it works.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    Using the category list shortcode and not the main link-library shortcode does not really make sense, since the interaction between the two probably won’t work.

    Did you try using the re-import function I mentioned? That cleared things for most users.

    Yes, it keeps loading and gives eventually

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    Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    I see. How many links do you have? Is this on a shared server? Could your hosting plan be limited in terms of resources?

    You can always downgrade to the last 5.9 version:

    Download this file and replace the plugin via FTP.

    Same here… I now have 2,542 links 🙁 (But really, only about 600).

    If I use the WP Export tool to do the cleanup, then delete all the links and re-import them, I’m afraid I’ll lose all the stats.

    And the “Duplicate Link Checker” button always times out 🙁

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    Please go to the General Options section of Link Library and click on the re-import links button. This will re-run the update routine and usually resolves any duplicate link problem.

    I clicked the “Re-import links” button, and now I have 3,896 (it was 2,543) 🙁 And there are 6 of the same links 🙁


    If I export the list using the WordPress Export tool, then re-import, will it keep the stats?

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by Dave Tavres.
    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    Are you on the latest update (6.0.16), or are you still on one of the first versions of the new Link Library (6.0)? You should be on latest versions before you run re-import.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    Another suggestion can be to use a plugin like Bulk Delete to first clear all items from custom post type link_library_links, then launch re-import.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    To answer your question, link stats do not follow an export and re-import.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre


    Actually, I was talking about the Link Library tool.

    If you export with the WordPress export tool, you should get all data for all posts, since this is a custom post type. You could potentially delete all item, edit the exported file and re-import it. But I first suggest trying to re-import with latest version as indicated above.

    Yes, I’m on 6.0.16… there have been A LOT of updates to LL plugin, and I keep running them right away, hoping to fix the issue 🙁

    Clicking the re-import button just causes more duplicates 🙁

    I’ll take a backup, do a data export using WP Export, clean the data, re-import, and see if the stats are still there.

    Ultimately, if that doesn’t fix it, I’ll just have to lose the stats 🙁

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