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Link View

Display a link-list or link-slider in a post or page by using a shortcode.

The purpose of this plugin is to to show the wordpress integrated links in a list or a slider by using a shortcode. It is also possible to include the images. Use the shortcode [linkview] to add the Links/Blogroll in your site. A detailed description of all available shortcode-attributes to modify the output can be found on the admin page under Links -> Link View. There is also a widget available where all attributes of the linkview shortcode can be set.

If you want to follow the development status have a look at the git-repository on github.

Author Michael Burtscher
Contributors mibuthu
Tags admin, attribute, banner, blogroll, categories, category, CSS, images, integrated, link, links, linkview, list, option, page, pictures, setting, sidebar, slider, slideshow, view, widget
  1. link-view screenshot 1

    Admin about page

  2. link-view screenshot 2

    Available shortcode attributes - Part 1

  3. link-view screenshot 3

    Available shortcode attributes - Part 2

  4. link-view screenshot 4

    Admin settings page

  5. link-view screenshot 5

    Linkview Widget

  6. link-view screenshot 6

    Simple example page with a small link list

The easiest version of installing is to go to the admin page. There you can install new plugins in the menu Plugins -> Add new. Search for "Link View" and press "Install now".

If you want to install the plugin manually download the zip-file and extract the files into your wp-content/plugins folder.

0.5.0 (2014-03-31)

  • changed plugin dir structure
  • some internal code changes
  • splitted admin page in about and settings page
  • some css improvements

0.4.4 (2013-11-11)

  • fixed required privilegs to show admin page and to edit css styles

0.4.3 (2013-09-01)

  • added shortcode attribute num_links to limit the number of displayed links
  • changed shortcode attribute link_order to lowercase (using uppercase letters is still working)

0.4.2 (2013-06-29)

  • added info message after changing the css settings
  • don't use name as link item default when a not available item was choosen
  • added tooltips for widget options on admin page

0.4.1 (2013-02-16)

  • Added new attributes "list_orderby" and "list_order"
  • Fixed an error in the slider javascript which causes problem in IE 6 and 7
  • Reorganized some css styles
  • Use ascending list ids instead of random number

0.4.0 (2012-12-26)

  • Internal code changes
  • Changed admin page layout and help texts
  • Splitted attributes table on admin page into different sections
  • Added attributes "css_suffix" and "link_items"
  • Added option "css for linkview"
  • Fixed target in links
  • Fixed html-code for defining image size

0.3.3 (2012-12-16)

  • Enable link manager (required for Wordpress 3.5)
  • Include Wordpress 3.5 in version information

0.3.2 (2012-10-14)

  • Fixed queue of jquery which is required for the slider (in the old version the bad inclusion can cause issues with themes or other plugins that uses jquery)

0.3.1 (2012-07-28)

  • Fixed all php-warnings
  • Added attribute "exclude_cat"
  • Added help text for LinkView widget

0.3.0 (2012-07-01)

  • Added widget to show shortcode with all options in a sidebar
  • It is possible to have multiple slider on one site now
  • Wordpress internal jquery script is used, the plugins jquery script is removed

0.2.5 (2012-06-17)

  • Renamed admin class to avoid conflicts with other plugins
  • Added possibility to set multiple categories in attribute "cat_name"
  • Changed sorting of categories to alphabetic order, if no cat_name is given

0.2.4 (2012-04-22)

  • Show link name and link description in tooltip text, when the mouse is over the link

0.2.3 (2012-04-14)

  • Added attributes "vertical_align" and "list_symbol"

0.2.2 (2012-03-25)

  • Added attributes "slider_pause" and "slider_speed"

0.2.1 (2012-03-18)

  • Fixed bug to show correct image size in image list

0.2.0 (2012-03-17)

  • Initial support to show the links in a slider
  • Added attributes "view_type", "slider_width", "slider_height"

0.1.1 (2012-03-03)

  • Modified html-output of link list (use own function to render output for more flexibility)
  • Added attributes "show_cat_name" and "target"

0.1.0 (2012-02-27)

  • Initial release

Is it possible to use the shortcode in a widget?

Yes, a widget especially for the use of the [linkview] shortcode is included in this plugin. Insert the widget LinkView in your sidebar and set all attributes you want to change in the appropriate field.

Is it possible to add multiple slider on one site?

Yes, since version 0.3.0 you can use as much sliders as you want on one site.

Can I call the shortcode directly via php e.g. for my own template, theme or plugin?

Yes, you can create an instance of the "SC_Linkview" class which located in "php/sc_linkview.php" in the plugin folder and call the function show_html($atts).With $atts you can specify all the shortcode attributes you require. Another possibility would be to call the wordpress function "do_shortcode()".

Version 0.5.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.3

Last Updated 31 Mar 2014

Date Added: 27 Feb 2012

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