Insert Link Upon Theme Activation Using wp_insert_link

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Are you looking for a way to add the specified link to your WordPress installation upon theme activation? We have created a quick code snippet that you can use to insert link upon theme activation using wp_insert_link function.


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

function add_theme_link() {
  global $wpdb;
  if($wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(link_id) FROM $wpdb->links WHERE link_url='http://www.isitwp.com/'")==0)
  wp_insert_link(array("link_name" => "WPSNIPP", "link_url" => "http://www.isitwp.com/" ));

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.

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