WordPress Curated Lists (CMCLM) - Set Up - Adding Link Entries

Adding Link Entries

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What Are Links

Link entries are the content you are showcasing. These are URLs that direct site visitors to the specific content in a category. Entries don't have to contain URLs, but it certainly enhances the list and makes it more useful. 

One example of a single link with title, subtitle, video, colors, and additional links.

Front-end example - WordPress Content Aggregation
Front-end example

Adding Link

To create a new entry, go to Links in the WordPress Curated Lists plugin tab.

Navigation to the dashboard for managing links - WordPress Knowledge Base Plugin
Navigation to the dashboard for managing links

Here, users can add new links and specify the name, subtitle, description, and link URL.  

Link Settings

  • Name - The name is how it appears on your site.
  • Subtitle - The subtitle is displayed under the name.
  • Description - Not shown in many themes, but will show as a tooltip, for example, in this list of complete SEO resources

    Description example - Knowledge Base WordPress Plugin
    Description example
  • URL - The destination URL. You can also add an email address or a phone number instead of the destination URL. It improves user's interaction with your site. Learn more about it: WordPress Curated Lists (CMCLM) - Extra - Using Email Or Phone Instead of Link
  • Attachments - You can add up to three additional links. You can change the link box colors from the plugin's settings. They will accompany an icon depending on the file extension.
  • For each, you can choose:
    • URL of attachment 1 - Where this additional link will direct to
    • The name of link to attachment 1 - The title that will be displayed
    • Upload file - The file to be uploaded
    • Add attachment - Adding two more addition links.
  • Video URL - You can also add a YouTube or Vimeo URL with each link. The video size is specified in the Plugin Appearance options
  • Image URL - You can also add an image URL with each link. The image size is specified in the Plugin Appearance options
  • Category - Users must also select a category for each link to organize them. Starting from version 1.1.2, it's possible to set more than one category at a time
  • Tags - Can be selected to organize further and provide more information about the link
  • Show checkbox - There is also the option to create a next to the individual link that allows users to mark visited addresses
  • Date - You can set the date that will be displayed under the link. Can be used for the links that are dedicated to some events, for example

Front-End Examples

Below is an example of how the link appears. A small icon related to the link (in this example, it is a link to an amazon product) shows next to the name. The subtitle is "by Harper Lee" and appears below the link, along with the Tag "recent."

Front-end example - Knowledge Base Wiki WordPress Plugin
Front-end example

Here's an example of a list with an image:

Front-end example - Content Curation Plugin
Front-end example

Here is a list example with multiple links from different websites. Note that different websites will show different icons.

Front-end example - WordPress Plugin Content Curation
Front-end example

An example of list with two attachments and two website links.

Front-end example - WordPress Content Curation Plugin
Front-end example

Managing Links

Users can also view and edit existing links in the Links section. This dashboard shows link name, description, URL, category, and tags.

Managing links - WordPress Content Aggregation
Managing links

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