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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Displaying Link Lists on Your Site

With the different options you have available with the Link feature (categories, images, RSS feeds, and so on), you can display a simple listing of links in your sidebar by using widgets, or you can create a full page dedicated to your links in your Dashboard's link lists.

Some site owners use the Link feature to create a full-blown link directory on their sites, which you can easily do by using link categories, images, descriptions, and so on. Following the instructions provided in this chapter, you can create your link categories, add your links to the categories, and then display them on a page by using different template tags that are available in WordPress (covered in Book VI).

Figure 6-5 shows you a page of resource links on a business Web site. You can create this kind of page by using the Image Address on the Add New Link page in your Dashboard, discussed previously in this chapter. Figure 6-6 shows another way of displaying a listing of links that appears more like a directory than just a simple list. This page was made possible by creating several link categories, assigning links to the categories, and then (with a simple WordPress template tag and a little CSS magic) creating the page to display the links like a directory page.

Figure 6-6: Using WordPress links and link categories to create a Link Directory page.

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