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Show Links


A small plugin whose only purpose is to show links added with the Dashboard, using a shortcode.


Place showlinks.php the plugin directory, activate it in the Dashboard, add the short code [showlinks] to any page or post.

Available parameters:
* category= // Cannot be used along with category name
* category_name=”” // Cannot be used along with category
* show_images=1 or 0 (1=true (default), 0=false)
* show_name=1 or 0 (1=true, 0=false (default)) // Only active when picture is set for link
* show_description=1 or 0 (1=true, 0=false (default)

* To show category ID’s 2 and 5 along with the description
* [showlinks category=2,5 show_description=1]

  • To show link category “Räksmörgås” (Yes, this is some what stupid when using characters like this… use ID’s instead if possible.)
  • [showlink category_name=”Räksmörgås”]

  • Done!


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  • We removed all the code written when I was overthinking and left one line…


  • Added the options category, category_name, show_images, show_name and show_description.


  • Rewrote some code regarding string output. This is a feature/bug-fix release.