Direct link

Description

Direct link is a WordPress plugin that allows your post title permalinks to link directly to external sites. It can also be used to link to a particular page of your own site.

Installation

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory
  2. Upload the direct-link/ directory and its contents to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugin menu in WordPress
  4. When writing a post, add a custom field with the key direct_link. The value should be the full URL (including http://) of the page, e.g. http://www.google.com
    you want to link to

In modern versions of WordPress, it’s possible to download, install and activate plugins from within the admin area. Just search for “Direct link”.

FAQ

  • Q: The plugin doesn’t work!
  • A: Direct link makes use of the post_link filter in WordPress. If your theme doesn’t use the get_permalink() function to retrieve post permalinks, the plugin will not work.