PictureBook

PictureBook is a small plugin that provides the necessary code to list your
bookmarks with both text and icons all from the dashboard "Links" tab.

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Description

Built for the sole purpose of displaying WordPress bookmark links that show both text and an attached icon. Utilizing the 'Links' tab ( WordPress 2.7 + up ), it is possible to display them as either a list of text links or a list of icon links but not both at the same time.

Enter PictureBook, a small plugin that provides the necessary code to list your bookmarks with both text and icons. An example use might be in the footer of a website that contains social bookmarking links, each link could show the name of the social media website and a small icon next to it just by entering your information into the WordPress' "Links" tab. Achieving this goal is possible with a little core manipulation but we thought it would be more productive to simply install a plugin and not worry about the next WordPress update.

The plugin code itself is just a re-functioning the current wp_list_bookmarks. By altering the link_image output to display the link_name, it becomes possible to achieve our desired effect. The biggest benefit of this plugin is that a user is allowed to display their bookmarks in three separate formats: text-only, image-only and a combination of both.

In the following example, we are using the standard WordPress wp_list_bookmarks formatting with a new function name wp_list_picturebook. All parameters associated with the original tag are functional. The code shown here will display a list of bookmarks with both text and images, no headline and only list those bookmarks from category 4. Because WordPress auto adds our line item tags they do not need to be included.

Example:

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Installation
  1. Download the plugin and expand it.
  2. Copy the picturebook folder into your plugins folder ( wp-content/plugins ).
  3. Log-in to the WordPress administration panel and visit the Plugins page.
  4. Locate the PictureBook plugin and click on the activate link.
  5. Replace wp_list_bookmarks with wp_list_picturebook

5 Comments, Questions & Answers

  1. Can I use this plugin by using a category or code to have text, text and pic, or maybe alpha lust report a post to a page called recipes? Been trying to may a pictured grid of my recipes. Thx!

  2. Captain Obvious Commented On

    Here's a crazy idea! How about showing us what your plugin looks like after installation.

    • Captain Obvious,

      There really is no need to be rude. We created this plugin for our own use and were kind enough to share it with the community. You're not out anything personally, minus the few minutes to read through the content on this page or download it and try it out. There was no loss of money on your end, we spent the time working out the details and making it functional. If you have questions or need assistance we will be happy to provide whatever help we are able.

      In response to your statement: "An example use might be in the footer of a website that contains social bookmarking links, each link could show the name of the social media website and a small icon next to it" Please feel free to read through the copy above. I understand the frustration of looking for a plugin and rushing through as many as possible while your anger builds as each plugin fails to accomplish your goal. If you would like to hire us to code your WordPress site we are more than capable and save you the need to post comments like this on other developer's websites.

  3. Mike Peterson Commented On

    Thank you so much for the favicon plugin. I have used it on several websites. What a great tool! I ask all my clients to donate to your plugin.

    mikep