Adding links to other people’s sites is a great way to share valuable resources–and an important way to foster a community. On.uvu.edu lets you do this a couple of new ways:
Users Submit Links
We’ve installed a new plug-in called Add Link, which lets you put a widget in your site’s sidebar that lets users add their own links to your site. You can restrict this with a password, or by requiring user login, in order to combat spam. As the site owner you can also delete or manage these links at any time.
To use Add Link:
- First activate it under Plugins in your site’s dashboard.
- Then, under Appearance, go to Widgets and drag the Add Link widget to your sidebar.
- Set up the widget (e.g. with a password) before saving.
Import a List of Links
Did you know you can import a list of web site links into your blog’s Links area? But the imported file has to be in OPML format. Well, now there’s a convenient OPML file generator that makes it easy to import a list of web site links–from students, colleagues, or classmates–into your blog.
For step-by-step instructions on importing links to your blog, check out our wikipage on WordPress: Import Links/OPML