LinkedList was a simple WordPress plugin for sorting your blogroll in the order by which the sites on the blogroll were last updated. LinkedList did this by using Google’s excellent AJAX Feed API to discover (if needed) and read the RSS/Atom feeds of the sites on your blogroll.
LinkedList uses Google’s excellent AJAX Feed API to read the RSS/Atom feeds, meaning you’ll need a valid Google AJAX Feed API Key for the website where you wish to display the links. Sign up for one if you haven’t got it already (don’t worry there aren’t any forms to fill).
Once you have a valid Google AJAX API key,
- Upload the
linkedlistfolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress admin.
- Once activated, you will see a new submenu under plugins — LinkedList Config. Go to that page, fill in your Google API key and save it.
- Make sure the ‘Links’ widget is on your sidebar (found under the Design menu for WordPress 2.5, under the Presentation menu for earlier versions) and you’re all set.
LinkedList is clever enough to fetch the links from your Blogroll and auto–detect their feeds. You can, however, make its work a little easier by manually entering the feed URLs (
Manage > Links > Edit Link > Advanced > RSS Address ).
- Does LinkedList work with all themes?
In an ideal world, it should. If you do bump into a glitch with your theme then drop me a note and I’ll try and fix the issue.
- What about using LinkedList in themes without widget support?
All you need to do (besides activating the plugin) is include this code wherever you want the list to appear:
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