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WordPress – Enable Link Manager without Plugin

WordPress – Enable Link Manager without Plugin

WordPress, as awesome as it may be, has it’s funny streaks – with all due respect to the developers who have done some very respectable work. As of version 3.5, the “Link Manager” no longer appears on new installs, and that of course just after I decided to use “Link Manager” for my Links Page.

It can be brought back with a plugin, but why install yet another plugin when the code appears to still exist in the WordPress distribution?

A simple one-liner fixes this problem …

Activating van Link Manager

Like I just said; the code still seems to exist in the WordPress distribution.

When updating an existing install to 3.5 then you will notice that Link Manager still remains available and functional.

After downloading the plugin and looking at the code, things became clear and it confirmed my suspicion.

Simply add the following code to the functions.php file of your theme and Link Manager will be back …

// Re-enable the old WP Link Manager
add_filter( 'pre_option_link_manager_enabled', '__return_true' );
WordPress - Link Manager is back!

WordPress – Link Manager is back!

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  • Sep 17, 2016 - 3:36 PM - pipits - Author: Comment Link

    thank you so much, i was looking for it for a long time



    • Sep 17, 2016 - 5:01 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Me too … and since it was hard to find, I figured; post it here 
      Glad it’s been useful and thank you for taking the time to post a “thank you” – it’s much appreciated! 



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