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How to Organize Links on Your WordPress Blog

The WordPress Dashboard lets you organize your links by creating link categories in the Dashboard and then assigning links to the appropriate categories. These categories let you share links with other blogs and provide resources to other sites to your readers. To create link categories, follow these steps:

By default, WordPress provides one link category called Blogroll. You can keep this name as-is or change it by using the same method you use to change a post category name; simply click the name of the link category to view the Edit Link Category page and edit the details however you want.

  1. Click the down arrow to the right of Links menu title in the left navigation menu, and then select Link Categories from the drop-down list that appears.

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    The Link Categories page opens. The left side of the Link Categories page displays the Add Link Category section.

  2. Type the name of the link category in the Link Category Name text box.

  3. Type the slug of the link category in the Link Category Slug text box.

    The term slug refers to the word(s) used in the web address for the specific category.

  4. (Optional) Type a description of the link category in the Description text box.

    Providing a description further defines the category for your readers. You can make the description as short or as long as you want. Some WordPress themes are set up to display the category description directly beneath the category name.

  5. Click the Add Category button.

    The Link Categories page refreshes and displays your new link category.

You can create an unlimited amount of link categories to sort your link lists by topics. Revisit the Link Categories page any time you want to add, edit, or delete a link. To edit or delete a link category, hover your mouse over the link category you want to manage, and then click one of the three links that appears below the link category name:

  • Edit: Opens the Edit Category page, where you can edit the name, slug, and description of the category.

  • Quick Edit: Opens an inline menu (the menu drops down without leaving the Link Categories page) on the Link Categories page, where you can edit the name and slug of the category.

  • Delete: Deletes the link category completely, but not before confirming your decision to delete the category in question by clicking OK on the message that pops up.

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