How to Control the Custom Display of Links

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Are you looking for a way to control the custom display of links? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to control the custom display on links in WordPress.

This should probably go into a separate page template but should basically work anywhere in your theme. You can gain total control over the way your theme displays your links / bookmarks / blogroll.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s single.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

//get links from database (works outside of loop)
$links = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->links ORDER BY link_name ASC");

  //start the table
  echo "<table border='0' class='linktable'>";
    //start going through all the links and get the required values for each link
    foreach ($links as $link) {

      //write a table row for each link with the link image in the left cell and name and description in right cell
      echo "<tr><td><a href='$linkurl' target='_blank'><img src='$linkimage' alt='$linkurl' border='0' class='linkimg'></a></td>";
      echo "<td valign='top' class='link-desc'><h5>$linkname</h5>";
      echo "<div class='link-description'>$linkdesc </div></td></tr>";
//finish going through all the links
echo "</table>";
//close the table

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 11 best WordPress quiz plugins to boost user engagement and how to create a multi-page form in WordPress.

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