WordPress ODLinks Plugin Guide & Instructions

Posted by M. 4Gani under Root, Tools, WordPressi:

Open Directory Links (Website Directory Project) is a WordPress plugin.
ODLinks 1.4.3-a is now available.

last changes (May 2018)

last changes (15.03.2013 about: 15:00 GMT)
To display the latest xx ads in the sidebar,
you copy the following code and place it anywhere else in the sidebar.
<?php lastODLinksSidebar(8) ?>

last changes  (Today 07.03.2013 about: 15:00 GMT)
– implemented the page navigation functionality
– updated to uses the thumbshots.ru for the Website screenshots
The update fixes website’s search function. [not important!]
Save your local changes (you have any) and unzip the file and overwrite existing directories and files.


The plugin can help you to start a profitable website directory which is the same as the DMOZ.org directory.This plugin is under active development. If you experience problems, please first make sure you have installed the latest version. Feature requests, bug reports and comments can be submitted [here]
1) Click here to download the odlinks plugin last release

Installing the plugin:

1. Unzip the downloaded file and upload the odlinks folder to your WordPress plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/)
2. Log into your WordPress admin panel
3. So go ahead and activate the ODLINKS plugin, which should appear in the list of installed plug-ins.
4. “ODLinks” will now be displayed in your admin panel.
5. For first step instructions, go to Options “Settings”

You will need to make the Smarty cache and template_c folders writable (chmod 777):
Use your FTP client to change its permissions to 777.
* odlinks/includes/Smarty/cache
* odlinks/includes/Smarty/templates_c

Once you have changed the folder permissions, return to your browser, and refresh it.
Now you can submit your settings. After submission, installer process will create the tables automatically.

For your information, after submitting the settings a new page will be created with the title [[odlinks]](in upper letters) .
This title will be also added to the content of pages automatically.
Do NOT remove the page. The plugin work correctly with this page ID.
Please, you should keep the default title[[odlinks]] (in upper letters) of page to make it to work…

To uninstall and deactivate the plugin, please go to Options “uninstall” under ODLinks menu.

6. Creating/Editing a category and subcategory
– Before deploying, you should create and set-up the categories and subcategories for your Website.
– Go aheead and choose “Categories” from the ODLinks drop down menu and insert the category name and category description and then submit it.
– You can insert the subcategories by clicking on ‘Add Category’ and choosing any category name from the list in parent category. If you select root as parent category, then you create a main category.
– Create a subcategory is mandatory and required!

Depending on the “Permalink Settings” it’s possible for some pages that the categories urls are not accessible.
To fix this problem you should go to update the .htaccess file which is exised under wordpress top directory.

Normaly if you click on categories you will get something like this:

If insteaed of the “/odlinks/” somthing elses is placed for example “/97-revision-v1/”
you can upadte your the .htaccess file as follows:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^97-revision-v1/?([^/]*)?/?(.*)$ /index.php?pagename=odlinks=$1=$2 [QSA,L,R,NS]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

How can we display the latest xx ads in the sidebar?

You copy the following code and place it anywhere in the sidebar.php located in active theme folder.
<?php lastODLinksSidebar(8) ?>


This guide will show you the step by step process for first installation/configuring



Test ODLinks (Open Directory Links)   OR  odlinks.com

Questions and Examples of Use

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why the main site gives me the 404 or Not Found error message or I cannot see the “Submitt a link”?

This usually occurs only when using a custom permalink structure (like /%category%/%postname%/).
This is a .htaccess 404 error message and you should update your .htaccess file in the WP root directory.

Normally you should not edit the htaccess, the Permalink link will be detect by plugin automatically.

Please install the CURL module for PHP.


185 Responses to “WordPress ODLinks Plugin Guide & Instructions”

  1. admin, 14. October 2008, 10:15

    @res: Please modify the stylesheet in:
    to sets the background color of the layout area or fonts

  2. Jung-Su, 22. October 2008, 10:47

    Hi markus, Thanks for report.
    Currently i have added linkdirectory and websitedirectory to the tags. (the wordpress search plugins function is terrible)
    and removed the complete rewrite_rules methods.
    This weekend I’ll be extend the link’s methods (move, stinky and banned) used by administration interface

  3. انی کاظمی, 12. November 2008, 14:33

    بهترین خبری بود که میشد از ورد پرس بشنوم
    واقعا دستتون درد نکنه

  4. admin, 12. November 2008, 16:51

    @کاظمی Joon, you are welcome ;)

  5. انی کاظمی, 13. November 2008, 19:59

    دمت گرم آقای فرقانیان اما !!! این افزونه مشکل اساسی با فارسی داره
    واقعا تبریک میگم
    خوشحالم کردی با این افزونه و نوشته ها در مورد فیلسوفان ایران…

    fixed, here an example:

  6. Jung-Su, 15. November 2008, 22:21

    @pera, Thanks for your report.
    For approval please click on the Manage->OD-Links Admin->ODLINKS Links
    Approve Button.
    I will update and upload the next version of the plugin Monday Morning.

  7. admin, 19. November 2008, 10:12

    Hi all, you have right,
    Sticky or Banned button should you show the list of unwanted websites
    These will be rejected automatically.
    And looking for a new specific features for the plugin … let me know!
    This weekend, I will go to the fix them.

  8. Amir, 23. November 2008, 14:23

    Why the main site gives me the 404 or Not Found error message or I cannot see the “Submitt a link”?This is a .htaccess 404 error message and you should update your .htaccess file in the WP root directory.
    To support Permalink structure you find an example in README file.

  9. admin, 19. January 2009, 12:30

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment.
    I was busy with mp3-bazar.com and something else at the time.
    I collected the critical comments and reports since last two weeks.
    Currently I upgraded the WordPress to 2.7 (this site) and I will begin to start implementing of known issues as soon as possible.

  10. ali, 24. January 2009, 22:33

    dooste aziz salam
    moghe faal kardan in plugin in error ra mide:
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CASE in D:\wamp\www\wp\wp-content\plugins\odlinks\admin\odl_admin_functions.php on line 132″

    moshkel az chie?

  11. محمد, 1. February 2009, 10:24

     سلام على
    notebook مى بخشيى كه دير مينويسم  هوا سرد حدود منهاي ۱۵ درجه است و كامپيوتر تو بالا خونه است و 
    هم يك منيتور۱۰ اينچ داره و كله ام كار نمى نكنه
    . به هر حال نمى دانم تو اين مدت موفق به گذاشتن پلاگين شدى يا نه من اين خط در مودول  را پيدا نكردم

  12. nightowl, 15. March 2009, 14:58

    Hello, your plugin would be a great addition to my website, but I just cannot get it to work. I can create the structure and I also have the main page showing the link categories. But no way to add links. When I click on categories I get a 404. I tried changing .htaccess with your suggestion, also the variant in your readme.txt but get error 500 every time. My WP version is 2.7.1.  I would really like this to work, any help is appreciated. Thanks.

  13. Cost, 15. March 2009, 16:36

    The search don’t work. (fixed now, thx for feedback)

  14. pong, 25. March 2009, 10:21

    I have been using odlink plugin with my wordpress for a while. Everything perfect, just a problem that I can’t solve.
    I can’t add image when I add new post. I need to deactivate plugin when I need to add image to my post blog.
    Anyone know how to solve this problem? Please let me know. Thanks.

  15. bahram, 27. March 2009, 12:57

    Edit the .htaccess file in the root folder of your wp and extend it with:

    #RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    RewriteRule !odlinks/ /index.php [L]
    RewriteRule odlinks/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?pagename=odlinks&_action=$1&id=$2&parent=$3 [QSA,L,R,NS]

  16. 24Seven, 22. April 2009, 21:28

    We had redone our site – added the plugin – we have our permalink structure set – followed your FAQ – 

    This usually occurs only when using a custom permalink structure (like /%category%/%postname%/).This is a .htaccess 404 error message and you should update your .htaccess file in the WP root directory.
    An example for htaccess code to redirect to odlinksYou need an .htaccess file. The file will be create/modify by wordpress via the Permalink/mod-rewrite option.
    Please edit the .htaccess file in the root folder of your WordPress.You use the default .htaccess file and modify the file as follow:The redirect should look something like this
    #RewriteRule . /index.php [L]RewriteRule !^(classified|odlinks)/ /index.php [L]RewriteRule odlinks/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?pagename=odlinks&_action=$1&id=$2&parent=$3 [QSA,L,R,NS]

    the pictures of the categories don’t show and still when you click on the category it leads to a 404 error page?  Any updates or suggestions would be appreciated.

  17. recep, 2. May 2009, 10:48

    is it possible to find a professional directory category dump for this plugin ?

  18. Rudi, 19. May 2009, 6:31


    I don’t see the submit button, on the frontpage. I’m using a default WP 2.7.1 installation, with odlinks 1.0 and can see the categories I’ve created, but I can’t see the submit site button on the frontpage. Here’s the page:


    Does anyone know why this doesn’t work?

  19. Amir, 19. May 2009, 14:48

    @Rudi, click one of the  subdirectories and you will see the submit link

  20. meiguoliuxue, 27. November 2009, 8:44

    I installed ODL  1.0.2-d on wpmu 2.8.6.
    but every time i process a administrative operation, it warns me the following:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/meiguoli/public_html/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_control.php:119)

    would you please have a look at the problem and spend some time to fix it?




    I changed the code and Hope the fix works for you. Please download and install again. By the way I am not sure, that the plugin work well with WPMU.

  21. george, 28. November 2009, 18:42

    it works. Thank you!

  22. vic, 20. January 2010, 11:10

    1) how to make the search works?
    2) can i edit these “Submitting your website URL link to our free online web directory
    This will help you to get high quality traffic back to your site and increase your link popularity.” wordings?

    thanks in advance.

    —>correct, You Have Rights. We need a language file. I forget it. I start to implement it now Thanks.

    – implemented english language file done.
    svn upload just finished

  23. dimitar, 20. January 2010, 16:11

    how can i make page rank working
    because i add  one site with page rank 3 and still page rank 0 in  table

    –> correct, the google has been added a new API since 2 month.
    I fix the file and upload on svn.
    here you can please download the file here and copy/replace it in the wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes directory

  24. onel0ve, 20. January 2010, 19:58

    Warning: require_once(C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/language/lang_en.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress\wp-content\plugins\odlinks\odl_control.php on line 155

    —> Sorry, Download the plugin and install it again
    or download the language here

  25. مدونة رسين, 20. January 2010, 20:00

    Warning: require_once(/home/xxx/public_html/xxx/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/language/lang_en.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/xxx/public_html/xxx/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_control.php on line 155

    —> Sorry, I forgot to commit the laguage directory in to svn.
    ypu download the plugin again or download the language here language.zip (http://www.forgani.com/upload/language.zip)

  26. Jeannie, 24. January 2010, 22:00

    I am loving the plugin and it has worked well.  I have one problem and I’m hoping you can help.  If you follow this link: http://pgnew.com/odlinks/?_action=main&id=56&parent=0 you will see that most of the links work well.  However, under “Texas” and then “Paralegal Associations” the page will not load and on some browsers it actually distorts my template.  California has had a problem too.  Both of these States have 17 + links associated with them.  It seems the more links per folder, it slows down or won’t load, etc.  I do need a response if possible since I am attempting to redesign my site.  Would love to continue using your plugin if possible and have already put quite a bit of time in loading all these links.

    Much thanks in advance for your assistance.

    California showing fine in Firefox form my site. For Texas maybe the error available in the apache error log can help me.
    or you create a new subcategory in category Texas and move some links form the “Paralegal Associations” in to the new subcategory and test it again.

  27. illanopulus, 27. January 2010, 15:19

    I need to import more than 100 new companies to the directory. Is it possible?
    Yes, the import is simple.
    if imported from a mysql database, the importing can be done via some sql query.
    Importing the data from a text file is tricky and can be done by a simple perl script.

  28. Jeannie Johnston, 29. January 2010, 23:00

    January 29, 2010:

    I had to make a second folder called “Paralegal Associations 2” and transfer 8 links there.  Just doesn’t make sense.  I guess I can use it this way but would really rather have all the links in one folder.  I didn’t see any error messages or else I would have sent them. 

    January 2010, 22:00

    I am loving the plugin and it has worked well.  I have one problem and I’m hoping you can help.  If you follow this link: http://pgnew.com/odlinks/?_action=main&id=56&parent=0 you will see that most of the links work well.  However, under “Texas” and then “Paralegal Associations” the page will not load and on some browsers it actually distorts my template.  California has had a problem too.  Both of these States have 17 + links associated with them.  It seems the more links per folder, it slows down or won’t load, etc.  I do need a response if possible since I am attempting to redesign my site.  Would love to continue using your plugin if possible and have already put quite a bit of time in loading all these links.
    Much thanks in advance for your assistance.

    —> California showing fine in Firefox form my site. For Texas maybe the error available in the apache error log can help me.
    or you create a new subcategory in category Texas and move some links form the “Paralegal Associations” in to the new subcategory and test it again.

  29. Knut, 7. February 2010, 21:42

    I get an error404 when I try to access the categories. The adress also include som/635-revision/ like,

    My htaccess file llok like this: ( slug name is, lenkekatalog)
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    #RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    RewriteRule !^(classified|lenkekatalog)/ /index.php [L]
    RewriteRule lenkekatalog/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?pagename=lenkekatalog&_action=$1&id=$2&parent=$3 [QSA,L,R,NS]

  30. jh, 16. February 2010, 20:26

    how can I order the links in the categroy-page by title?
    THe order is by date but I need by title.


  31. caleido, 16. April 2010, 9:59

    I installed this on wp3.0 beta 1 on a subdomain which was created as one of the sub-blogs using wp3.0 multi-site feature. the engine basically is wpmu core. I found that I can’t save the settings no matter how many time I tried (meaning, when I come back or refresh the setting page, the fields’ parameters are gone eventhough it showed successfully saved). the only parameter that successfully saved is the slug (which I changed into ‘links’).

    one more thing is I think I’m a bit confused about why there’re 3 pages of same settings page which located at:
    Tools > ODLinks
    ODLinks > ODLinks
    ODLinks > ODLinks Settings

    And I also don’t really sure if the htaccess work. the last time I checked, I got the 404 error eventhough I had edited the htaccess as per instruction. I just wonder if this has any connection with the unsaved settings on backend. I don’t understand a bit about htaccess and how it works though, and I really appreciate any feedback if anybody had tried the same thing using wp3.0. Thanks

  32. Toni S., 21. April 2010, 20:24

    hi i just installed the plugin and it works fine..
    Very cool.
    But i have some suggestions for new features..
    If someone tell me a site for the directory i would tell him some sites he can choose from which he can link to..
    Perhaps to special watches
    or perhaps to another project with another domain..
    and then it also should check if the links are still on the side from time to time.
    also the “nofollow” should be included for Sites that didn´t link to one of my projects.
    tnx Toni

  33. cina, 22. April 2010, 8:33

    currently I find and fixed a tiny bug in the body.tpl file in the directory odlinks/themes/default
    Please download and replace the file.

  34. admin, 30. April 2010, 10:13

    fixed a bug possibility regarding edit/create categories

  35. cina, 20. May 2010, 7:39

    Hi, I am not sure but I think in general setting exists an option to change the default odlinks URL after install.

  36. navan, 17. June 2010, 6:41

    hello sir.

    thank you very much for cool tools,

    today I havh problem ,

    How to remove “WordPress version(http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0-RC1)” from under title.

    Please help me :) .

    Thank you.

  37. Ian, 17. June 2010, 12:08


    Plugin gives a 500 internal server error. I’ve narrowed this error down to the plugin not allowing more than 2 levels in the directory hierarchy e.g. Asia > Japan > Niseko would break, but Asia > Japan would work

    I’d imagine this is something to do with the PHP files included in the plugin, but I’m not experienced enough to go about debugging it.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    Hi, Have you looked in the Apache error log to see if a more specific error was generated?



  38. Shawn, 21. June 2010, 9:50

    Hi, I’m having the same problem as Navan with the “http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0” appearing below the title? How do I remove it?

  39. amir, 21. June 2010, 15:59

    I searched for this issue but didn’t see any thing.
    may be can the following site help you:

    now I saw the problem. It’s come up with the new version of wordpress.
    To disappear please add the following two lines to the bottom of ‘odl_control.php’ file.
    function rm_generator_filter() { return ”; }
    add_filter(‘the_generator’, ‘rm_generator_filter’);

  40. Shawn, 25. June 2010, 10:12

    Hi Mohammed – I appreciate the help.

    Just another question – how do I get the thumbnail to show as part of the listing? I.e. I want it to appear without having to hover over the icon. I can see how you’ve got the thumbnails to display below – I just want each thumbnail to display as part of the listing.


  41. Mikk, 28. June 2010, 9:58

    Hi Mohammed,

    Thanks for the great plugin!

    Suddenly I discovered that ODLinks plugin is in inactive mode. When I try to activate it, then I got following message:
    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Warning: require_once(/home/content/63/5158863/html/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes//odl_functions.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/63/5158863/html/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_control.php on line 96

    Any ideas how to fix this problem?

    Best regards,

  42. Nicholas hall, 30. June 2010, 8:50

    Hi there!

    Great script. Unfortunately im having a problem with adding links.
    Every time i have a link submitted it don’t get entered into the database our come up for approval.  The only way i have been able to add links is if i ad them directly to the database.

    You help with this solution would be greatly appreciated.

  43. Nicholas, 4. July 2010, 12:15

    Hi Unfortunately nothing ,
    I am receiving the approval link email when a user submits  but no links are there to be approved

    —> Admin Panel -> ODLINKS -> ODLINKS Links -> Approve Button
    you see the “post is awaiting approval”

  44. admin, 9. July 2010, 8:54

    Hi, a bit strangely for me.
    follow the link sent by email and you click on the “Approve Button” on the top of the page. A new page will be shown and you see the message “Newly submitted links ready to be approved: ” correct ?

  45. jeannie, 28. September 2010, 15:21

    PLEASE HELP: I’ve posted before without response.  I’m getting the following error message under the header:

    Warning:  fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in <strong>/home/pgnew/public_html/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes/odl_rss.php</strong> on line <strong>71</strong>
    Warning:  fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in <strong>/home/pgnew/public_html/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes/odl_rss.php</strong> on line <strong>98

    Here’s a link to the page: http://paralegalgateway.com/pg-community/odlinks/?_action=main&amp;id=77&amp;parent=13

    Is there a fix for this?  Much thanks in advance.</strong>

  46. cina, 28. September 2010, 15:22

    Hi Jeannie,
    create a empty file name odlinks.xml with permission 666(read and write by others), in /home/pgnew/public_html/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes/</strong>includes/Smarty/cache/odlinks.xml
    and check again

  47. Jeannie, 29. September 2010, 17:00


    You totally rock!! That did the trick and THANK YOU!!

    Any way to get rid of the Google Ads???

  48. محمد, 5. October 2010, 10:32


    ممنون بابت نگارش این افزونه ارزشمند.

    چطور می شه برای دسته بندی ها از عنوان فارسی استفاده کرد؟ درحال حاضر با وارد کردن واژه ای فارسی به جای اون علامت سوال درج می شه.

    ممنون می شم راهنمایی کنید. متشکرم

    Hi Mohammad ;)
    See the photos:

    Using PhpMyAdmin and change the fields charter encoding to utf8

    and here an example: لینکستان

  49. محمد, 8. October 2010, 11:05


    استاد من یه مشکل کوچولو تو کاربری این افزونه دارم که داره روانیم می کنه , من یه نامک برای برگه افزونه گذاشتم به نام


    یه بار که می خوام وارد این برگه بشم نامکش همینه , یه بار دیگه هم


    یه بار دیگه هم بصورت پیشفرض برنامه وردپرس که شماره برگه رو می نویسه


    اگه ممکنه راهنماییم کن


  50. yousef, 16. October 2010, 17:31

    محمدجان باور کن من اينو ميشناسم خودش روانيه و همه راگذاشته سر کار

  51. admin, 16. October 2010, 17:37

    Yousef Du hast hier ab SOFORT Hausverbot! ( you are banned ;)

  52. محمد, 21. October 2010, 5:56

    آقای فرقانی ما همچنان منتظر دریافت پاسخی از جانب شما هستیم.

  53. محمد, 6. November 2010, 10:29

    آقای فرقانی من تنظیمات فایل
    رو اعمال کردم ولی این با تغییرات پرمالینک که قبلا انجام داده بودم تداخل پیدا می کنه , چه باید بکنم؟

  54. Pavel, 2. December 2010, 12:38

    ODLinks Plugin – break the layout.

  55. Hunt, 23. December 2010, 16:49

    Can not get the top Google ad box to work or delete it.  Is there a fix to make this work or delete it so it does not show a blank box on my site?  I really do like this plugin, but the empty box looks bad to my users.

  56. admin, 23. December 2010, 18:44

    Thanks for feedback. It is a bug and  I found some other bugs with the latest version of wordpress and I will try to fix them this weekend.
    To remove the Google ad box, please open ./wp-content/plugins/odlinks/themes/default/header.tpl in a plain text editor and remove the google ads.  Sorry I forgot to remove ads code from svn.

  57. alan, 26. December 2010, 12:57

    Sverything is default setting and installation.
    Smarty changed to 777.

    You can view these two pages to see the error

    I pasted the setting page in to this window hopefully can see it, if not is is default.

    Thank you for the help..

    odlinks Version:

    WordPress Version:

    odlinks URL:

    odlinks Slug:

    Display odlinks credit line at the bottom of ODLinks pages

    ODLinks Page Link Name:

    Number Of ‘Last Links’:

    Display ‘Last Links’ Post.

    string exceeded length:

    Count of new/updated links show in footer:

    Count of subcategories under each category:

    Count of links under each category:

    number of links per page to display in categories:

    Top Image:
    accept.png addtopic.jpg asc.png back.png ban.jpg ban.png camera.gif delete.png desc.png edit.gif edit.png favourite.gif folder.gif link.jpg new.jpg odl.gif odlinks.gif ok.gif pixel.gif pixel.png pr.gif pr0.gif pr1.gif pr10.gif pr2.gif pr3.gif pr4.gif pr5.gif pr6.gif pr7.gif pr8.gif pr9.gif question.png refer.gif rss.png
    images from plugins/odlinks/images directory

    Show the confirmation code:

  58. shakker, 31. December 2010, 16:27

    i installed odlinks, i wanted to know if we can have friedly urls instead of http://localhost/wordpress/odlinks/?_action=main&id=4&parent=3. so instead of main and parnet we use http://localhost/wordpress/odlinks/IT/software

    as well every thing is working fine for me except that i see [[ODLINKS]] in the breadcrumbs and title of the page! :( can some one help?

    oh it would be great if i can contact Mr. Forghani directly.


  59. superposts, 8. January 2011, 23:10

    i am trying to add the last added section to the main side bar of the Twenty Ten 1.0 theme. but i see the code instead of the result.

    {if $new_links}
    {$odl_lang.ODL_LAST} {$linksNum} {$odl_lang.ODL_POSTED}
    {foreach from=$new_links item=item key=key}
    {$item.title} ({$item.category} [{$item.date}]) 
    {/foreach} {/if}

    can some one help me please?

    thanks in advance

  60. admin, 9. January 2011, 11:42

    To add the last added section to the sidebar :

    you can create a file called functions.php (if not exists) and put it the following function.
    or you can put the function in the siderbar.php

    function last_odlinks_sidebar($num=8){
    global $wpdb;
    $tp = $wpdb->prefix;
    $sql=”SELECT * FROM {$tp}odlinks l, {$tp}odcategories c
    WHERE l.l_c_id = c.c_id AND l.l_hide=’visible’
    ORDER BY l.l_date DESC, l.l_title DESC LIMIT 0, “. $num;
    echo ‘<ul>’;
    for ($l=0; $l<count($lastAds); $l++){
    $titleLink = odl_create_link_by_title($result->c_title);
    echo ‘<li><a href=”‘ . $result->l_url . ‘” rel=”nofollow”>’. $result->l_title . ‘</a></li>’;   
    echo ‘</ul>’;

    and add it anywhere else in the sidebar.

    <?php  last_odlinks_sidebar(8) ?>;

  61. admin, 11. March 2011, 8:57

    If the plugin appearing DOUBLE on the page to fix the problem please open the file includes/odl_rss.php in a text editor comment out these lines 42 – 47
    if (empty($wp)) {

    I have been fixed the issue in svn.

  62. Fedil Grogan, 30. March 2011, 1:28

    I’ve installed the plugin and it is working great for the most part. I do have one problem however and see it duplicated in your demo. When you go to submit a link it always sets the category to the parent category you were in. That didn’t bother me so much, but when you click to change the category the order that the category and subcategories are listed in are in relation to the order you entered them in. So my subcategories aren’t always under the correct parent category. Again you can see this in your own demo. For example if you try to submit a link to Children and Teens : Drawing & Coloring, Drawing & Coloring shows up under Animals & Farm Supplies.

    oops, NOT GOOD. I will fixed it now
    Sorry, this was happened by doing some small changes on skin. (is finished)
    I fixed the problem and I just uploaded the file to SVN. Please download and replace the files.
    many thanks for your feedback

  63. Fedil Grogan, 31. March 2011, 14:15

    Cool thanks for the quick response. It works! :) Only other small bug I saw in the last version and this version is that the Title at the top of the directory tries to put the &lt;strong&gt; inside the title of the a href tag that is in the h1 tag. Thanks again for your work!

  64. Tony, 1. April 2011, 3:03

    Hello, i just installed the lates Links-Open Directory pluging, after adding categories and subcategories  i am getting all the subcategories displaying on the  top, i try changin it  at the setting,  but it does no change  even after daleting  all files in  cache  folder and templates_c.
    by create the subcategories, I assume you forgot to choice the “Parent category
    and you create them in the root.

  65. Fedil Grogan, 6. April 2011, 19:18

    Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me if there are any plans in place to make the links in the directory url friendly? Right now they look like this: odlinks/?_action=main&id=1&parent=0 but I don’t think search engines index these pages because it really doesn’t have a page. Is there any way it can be changed to something like: odlinks/index.php?_action=main&id=1&parent=0 or better yet: odlinks/category_name


  66. Bloody, 8. April 2011, 11:41

    I made the french lang file.
    You can find it there :  http://www.chantdeleau.com/forum/uploads/lang_fr.phps

    I’ve got a question about the url rewrite wich doesn’t work for me.

    My permalinks structure is like this : /%category%/%postname%.html

    I’ve made the change in the htaccess file. It looks like that now but it doesn’t work  at all :

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    RewriteRule !^(classified|odlinks)/ /index.php [L]RewriteRule odlinks/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?partenariat/annuaire-de-liens-aquariophiles=odlinks&_action=$1&id=$2&parent=$3 [QSA,L,R,NS]
    # END WordPress
    Another problem : I don’t know why ODlinks create a new link like that :  http://www.mywebsite/featured/2687-revision.html?_action=postlink&id=1&parent=0
    This ” featured” page doesn’t exist on my website. But the number “2687” is the page directory id number .

    My directory links : http://www.chantdeleau.com/partenariat/annuaire-de-liens-aquariophiles Have-you got any solution ?
    Thanks !


    change to:

    # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    #RewriteRule . /home/ [L]

    # try to get the first two lines,
    RewriteRule !^(partenariat/annuaire-de-liens-aquariophiles)/ /home/ [L]
    RewriteRule ^partenariat/annuaire-de-liens-aquariophiles/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?pagename=odlinks [QSA,L,R,NS]
    # If you don’t get the result, then
    RewriteRule !^(partenariat\/annuaire-de-liens-aquariophiles)/ /home/ [L]
    RewriteRule ^(partenariat\/annuaire-de-liens-aquariophiles)/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?pagename=odlinks [QSA,L,R,NS]

    # END WordPress

  67. electroduende, 1. May 2011, 0:22

    Hi, I recently installed your plugin, but it shows me the image of
    introduced in the web directory, only shows the banner to thumbshots.com (imagecoming soon), is necessary to activate some images to work? thanks

  68. Nikulai, 1. May 2011, 7:18

    I assume that the pretty permalinks setting of your site based on “Month and name and …”
    Try to changes the permalinks setting as Custom Structure: “/%category%/%postname%/” and may be fixed the problem

    I am getting the 404 error, however when I change the .htaccess it breaks the entire web site loading correctly. Obviously, I am doing *something* wrong… ;)

    First, do you mean the .htaccess file in the domain root, in the /wordpress directory, or both?

    Second, I changed the slug to /links and have Wordprss installed in the /wordpress directory rather then the root, so I tried modifying the .htaccess to:
    #RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    RewriteRule !^(classified|links)/ /wordpress/index.php [L]
    RewriteRule links/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?pagename=links [QSA,L,R,NS]

    The site is http://dev.windmastershill.org/ and ODLinks is at http://dev.windmastershill.org/links/

    – N

  69. Nikulai, 1. May 2011, 11:58

    remove all changes from the .htaccess file, what you just added for odlinks
    (restore the original .htaccess file)
    Yes, the permalink structure is month and name. I tried the /%category%/%postname%/ as you suggested and I still receive the 404 error.

  70. Nikulai, 1. May 2011, 15:11

    Already had removed it – should I put back in? Is the syntax correct?

  71. admin, 1. May 2011, 19:23

    Nikulai: Normally you should not edit the htaccess, the Permalink link will be detect by plugin automatically.
    I cannot figure out why the url of your site “contain the escape character” and shows the link ‘/?s=?%20action=main’ instead of the ‘/links/?_action=main’ .

  72. Nikulai, 2. May 2011, 0:13

    Irs working now… not sure why… changed the odlinks Slug to /links/ and saved then saved the permalinks (without changing them) and saved the odlinks setting (again without changing them) and violla! all is well.

    Thanks for all the help!

  73. cina, 3. May 2011, 17:50

    To fix thumbshots fotos:
    edit the file: theme/default/body.tpl and replace the line number: 48 with
    <a href=”{$item.url}” target=_blank><img border=1 src=”http://open.thumbshots.org/image.pxf?url={$item.url}”></a>&nbsp;</td>

  74. izougha, 3. May 2011, 22:25

    Hi thank you so much for the great plugin

    I was installed it it work well but i want to change the values of the width.
    Please how can i do it?

  75. pencil, 4. May 2011, 23:09

    Are there any of you know how to change the odlinks permalink to better search engine friendly ?

  76. Levent, 9. May 2011, 22:50

    Please add Turkish language support. Plug-in, but I have converted to Turkish characters and gives errors. In Turkish, ç, ö, ğ, ü, ş letters gives error .. Waiting for you to find a solution to this.
    here a test: create the post via firefox

  77. A. Piede, 13. May 2011, 23:26

    Unter Yellow Pages you will find your Directory with the following error…
    Warning: Missing argument 1 for odlfblike() in /pages/60/6e/d0006282/home/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_main.php on line 407

    any idears? I would verymuch like to use your script.
    Best regards Andre

  78. cina, 14. May 2011, 19:34

    Hi Piede,
    Sorry I forget to fix it.
    Please go to the line and simply remove the variable $id from bracket
    -function odlFbLike($id) {
    +function odlFbLike() {

    Thanks for report

  79. A.Piede, 16. May 2011, 8:28

    Changed… and cannot login any more, as well as changing back there is no chance to login..

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /pages/60/6e/d0006282/home/htdocs/wp-content
    /plugins/odlinks/odl_main.php:1) in /pages/60/6e/d0006282/home/htdocs/wp-login.php on line 354

    These are only warning and to disappear them
    locate the file wp-config.php in the base directory of your WordPress and
    add these lines to it
    define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);
    if (defined(‘WP_DEBUG’) and WP_DEBUG == true) {
    error_reporting(E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE ^ E_USER_NOTICE);
    } else {
    ini_set(‘display_errors’, 0);

  80. Aniket, 16. May 2011, 15:43

    Hello, can I get .sql for list of categories. Manually adding them is a painful task.
    Also how can I get seo friendly urls with this plugin.

  81. Jose, 17. May 2011, 20:48

    Hi, i install odlinks but i’ve one big problem! you can see mi odlink link here:

    it’s double  !!

    I have reviewed includes / odl_rss.php

    / *
    if (empty ($ wp)) {
    require_once (‘wp-config.php’);
    wp (‘feed = rss2’);
    * /
    but let me blank page
    i’ve installed Thesis 1.8 theme, please can you help me?

    I went on your page and saw no categories.
    do you already have created categories and subcategories.
    If not so, please create some under admin Interface.

  82. Jose, 18. May 2011, 11:04

    sorry, at that time was doing some testing with another subject and
    odlinks had not active, please come back now you can see it without problem, odlinksis active.
    excuse me, thanks

  83. Aniket, 21. May 2011, 8:43

    Hi. I am using your plugin and facing some problems. I am using permalink structure /%postname%/

    Directory works fine on this page http://directory.x10.bz/odlinks/

    1. But problem comes when I want it to appear on home page http://directory.x10.bz
    I Goto WP Dashboard -> Settings -> Reading & select: A (select below) -> [[ODLINKS]]
    Then I can see directory on homepage http://directory.x10.bz, but when I navigate to any category, I get ‘Not Found’ error

    2. Categories appear in format http://directory.x10.bz/o/?_action=main&id=1&parent=0
    Is it possible to change them in format like http://directory.x10.bz/a

  84. Aniket, 21. May 2011, 8:47

    Sorry Last line is:
    Is it possible to change them in format like http://directory.x10.bz/art-and-humanities/

    My .htaccess:

    Options -Indexes
    ErrorDocument 404 /docs/404.php
    ErrorDocument 403 /docs/404.php
    # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine on
    # Unless you have set a different RewriteBase preceding this point,
    # you may delete or comment-out the following RewriteBase directive:
    RewriteBase /
    # if this request is for “/” or has already been rewritten to WP
    RewriteCond $1 ^(index\.php)?$ [OR]
    # or if request is for image, css, or js file
    RewriteCond $1 \.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png|css|js|ico)$ [NC,OR]
    # or if URL resolves to existing file
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    # or if URL resolves to existing directory
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    # then skip the rewrite to WP
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ – [S=1]
    # else rewrite the request to WP
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

  85. Ciprian, 28. May 2011, 21:27

    Count of subcategories under each category: <— This is not working for me. I changed the value from 10 to 4, but all subcategories show up under category. So the default value isn’t working either.

    Anybody facing same issue?


  86. Bloody, 29. May 2011, 11:36

    It is possible to show the x latest websites on the home page or in the sidebar ?
    What is the php code for that ?

    Thank for answer

  87. Ken, 6. June 2011, 18:27

    Great job!

    Just two questions (sorry if these have been asked) –

    (1) Is there a way to add links at the back end?  I need to add links by myself … I am starting a links directory and would like to open the site to the public with links already in the database.  It doesn’t look good if the site has no links in it yet. 

    (2) Is there a way to add the same link to different categories?  Right now, if I add a link to another category, it gives me an error msg saying that the link is already in the database.  Sometimes, a resource can be put under several categories.  I hope you are able to address that in your next upgrade. 

    Thank you so much.  You are doing good for humanity.

  88. idcew, 10. June 2011, 10:39

    could i add my website http://www.idcew.com to Open Directory Project here?? 

  89. James, 8. July 2011, 12:04

    I’m getting this error:
    Warning: Missing argument 1 for odlFbLike(), called in /home4/redspar1/public_html/gdse/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_main.php on line 190 and defined in/home4/redspar1/public_html/gdse/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_main.php on line407 
    Does anyone know how to fix it?  Thanks.

  90. bahram, 13. July 2011, 16:08

    Hi James. please download the plugin and install again,
    Maybe it’s fixed already or was already fixed. The line 407 does not exist.

  91. Darian Culbert, 27. July 2011, 5:29

    Can you please let me know where I can delete all table borders? I tried to modify the default them css file by giving the border =”0px;” and also “none;” but it seems does not work!

    Also is there anyway to make the url friendly?

  92. Eric, 27. July 2011, 7:36

    Can you please move the
    Submit your website to our Free Online Directory Links
    section as shown on the screenshots below?

    Or have the option to do so?



  93. admin, 28. July 2011, 15:08

    Hi Eric, It’s a very good idea, thank you. I like it

  94. Eric, 28. July 2011, 17:57

    Forgani, can you please add the ability to manually add links in the admin?

  95. Eric, 28. July 2011, 18:55

    I suggest a SEARCH Links field as well.


  96. Sufalnet, 29. July 2011, 18:05

    Hi! Thanks for this great plugin! Anyway, how to set this directory to appear on main page?

  97. Hermes, 12. August 2011, 2:46

    Great Plugin Mohammed!
    I’ve corrected the Spanish file, where would you like me to send you a copy?

    It was very nice from you.
    Please send it to info@forgani.com, Thanks ;)

  98. Palo, 23. August 2011, 13:18

    Hi guys,

    Help me please! Plugin works it is published, having categories but SUBMITTING YOUR PAGE is not seen and therefore I can’t submit any URL. see problem at: http://lonelygallery.com/photography-world/

    Thank you for support.

  99. Algeroth, 30. August 2011, 12:09


    It’s a wonderful plugin but i’ve a little problem. When i’m testing the Recommend this site to a friend fonction, i have always an error on the confimation code.

    If any one have the solution, i’m interested.


  100. Milhan Sadar, 30. August 2011, 21:24

    It’s really great plug in and thanks for introducing.

    Do we need to activate something in order to enable thumbshots photos? Still it remains thumbshots photos banner.

    Please help!

  101. verde, 7. September 2011, 12:22

    How do I add “reciprocal link” field to submitting form?

  102. Sherash Sadar, 16. September 2011, 17:38

    “Add site” options suddenly not available on ODLinks Edit/Remove links

    Please advise?

  103. Peetr, 21. September 2011, 10:20

    Same problem as Sherash,  “Add Site” option suddenly dissapeared.  Please help.

  104. dan, 18. October 2011, 18:23

    Page rank doesnt work i get this error

    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to toolbarqueries.google.com:80 (Connection timed out) in /home/xxxxx/public_html/xxxxxxxxx/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes/pagerank.php on line 86
    Connection timed out (110)

    Thanks for your feedback
    I will fix it this weekend.

  105. UfukArt, 26. October 2011, 14:03

    I dont create categories. :/

  106. Ilocos, 29. October 2011, 19:15

    Hi, Your directory plugin looks promising. I just encountered an error which also holds true on your demo site. I got this error ” The confirmation code didn’t matched.”  if I email link to a friend.

    Thanks for the report
    I just uploaded a new bugfix release 1.3.0-d for issue

  107. Maciej, 30. October 2011, 13:14

    how change or set “charset=utf-8”.
    in which make the CHANGE?

  108. Graham, 2. November 2011, 3:31

    dont tryon wordpress multisites unless you have at least three degrees in computeing 3 hours and still nothing!!!

  109. Capitan, 2. November 2011, 18:32

    why I’m unable to add new links? pls. advise… categories and subcategories already setup properly. tnx…

  110. Jamaica Web Sevices, 3. November 2011, 8:27

    I have this same problem, were do i find how to add link to it, because nothing showing

  111. GR, 4. November 2011, 11:09

    Nice plugin, but I don’t get this to work. Submit link don’t show. .htaccess-procedure didn’t do it, except from messing up the site and some 404’s. Any chance of advice on this?

  112. Junnydc, 16. November 2011, 8:10

    This is a great plugin.  A must feature for my classified ads website.
    I’ll try it then inform you once It’s done.  :)

  113. doudou, 13. December 2011, 13:01

    Help me please! Plugin works it is published, having categories but SUBMITTING YOUR PAGE is not seen and therefore I can’t submit any URL. http://www.soninkara.org/annuaire-soninke/


  114. admin, 13. December 2011, 16:40

    @doudou, sorry

    Please open the file “plugins/odlinks/themes/default/header.tpl” in an editor
    add the following code to the end of the file:
    {if ($addurl_link)}
    <h3><span class=’odl_head_addurl’><img src=”{$odl_images}/images/addtopic.jpg”>{$addurl_link}</span></h3>
    {include file=’searching.tpl’}
    I will update and fix the file and check in to the svn now.
    or you can rename the directory “mySkin” to “default”

  115. doudou, 13. December 2011, 17:43

    Very good plugin abd goog job.
    thanks for all

  116. Fabrice, 16. January 2012, 15:54

    Est-il possible de renommer la page “odlinks”, j’aimerais qu’elle ait un autre nom (“annuaire” par exemple) nettement mieux pour le référencement et donner une côté plus pro à notre site.
    Quelle serait la procédure à suivre ?
    Merci d’avance
    Co-fondateur et Admin

  117. Marcus, 18. January 2012, 15:18

    Nice Plugin, really!

    But how can i change the URL’s SEO-Friendly?

  118. atomjani, 21. January 2012, 15:03


  119. Miguel, 22. January 2012, 23:14

    Great Plugin!!!

    There is a problem with the rss feed  it wont point to the category where de link is listed. Is there a solution?

  120. Marcus, 24. January 2012, 10:19

    Is it somehow possible, which a Link can be registered in different categories? I would like to make it in such a way with me, which a Link in up to three categories can be listed

  121. Marcus, 24. January 2012, 10:23

    Is it somehow possible, which a Link can be registered in different categories? I would like to make it in such a way with me, which a Link in up to three categories can be listed

  122. Marcus, 24. January 2012, 12:48

    Does your answer to my question refer?

    Then your answer is exactly what I would like. Only as I reach that? My Permalink structure already is domain/%postname%/ What do I have to change?

  123. Philip, 29. January 2012, 13:45

    installed the plugin, and saved the settings, cache directories are writable, when I add a category, message comes up to say it was added succesfully, but it has not been added and still does not exist, do you have any ideas?

    many thanks

  124. rePlay, 29. January 2012, 14:21

    I found two plugins that seem that ODLinks seems incompatible with
    WP Geo
    Simple Facebook Connect
    Seems like I had to remove the Meta from other Plugins to get it to work.
    So it seems a bit incompatible with plugins that adds code to meta.

    Here’s the issue with another plugin on wordpress forum

  125. taguer, 26. February 2012, 16:31

    I like this plugin , i have just one question , how to rename Odlinks ?

  126. aufa, 27. February 2012, 5:40

    How to appear submit button an odlink page?

  127. ramy, 27. February 2012, 15:26

    how to change from nofollow to dofollow plz ?  thank you

  128. David, 3. March 2012, 9:45


    Is it possible to allow user to add an image corresponding to the links they add?
    odlinks version : 1.3.0-d
    WP version : 3.3.1

    Thanks for your reply and for this very good plugin !



  129. Nicolas, 24. March 2012, 17:29

    how to add th alt tag for images ???  needed for seo !

  130. Glenn, 18. April 2012, 0:34

    I am keen to also add a link in multiple categories. Is this possible? thank you

  131. Richard Myrick, 2. May 2012, 22:47

    Are there going to be any updates to this plugin? Is there a pro-version (of course I understand there would be a charge for upgrading)?

  132. adam, 4. May 2012, 21:29

    i cant write in the Arabic withe this plugin!when added categories in the Arabic language show me only  ؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟   !! why ?

  133. Jeff, 9. May 2012, 2:08

    How to enable images?
    I see no option to add images?
    Also how would you make the links do follow.


  134. Turismo in Italia, 22. June 2012, 12:56

    can i change the url? Permalink isn’t seo like……

  135. Turismo in Italia, 29. June 2012, 21:38

    Please.. error 404, why doesn’ work for me?
    I’ve add  #RewriteRule . /index.php [L]RewriteRule !^(classified|odlinks)/ /index.php [L]RewriteRule odlinks/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/? /index.php?pagename=odlinks [QSA,L,R,NS] in .htaccess file

  136. mare, 3. July 2012, 18:05

    Hi all, I have installed the ODLinks plugin and it’s great. I have one quesiton. IS THERE A WAY HOW TO CHANGE PERMALINKS??? I want the name of my categories to be in URL. I would be very thankfull to anyone that provides me with any piece of information about changing the URL or the links.

    Thank you very much, yours, Mare

    Hi, Sorry, It’s not supported in this version, but we will be releasing a new version which support a lot more easy options with in few weeks (hope), thank you for your patience,

  137. Martin B, 11. July 2012, 22:24

    Hello, how are you doing?

    I am currently designing a WordPress Blog on a Local server ‘ XAMPP ‘, I have added your ‘ ODLinks ‘, but I have one problem.

    How can I remove the ‘ ODLinks>>-UrbanZone ‘ from the top left ‘ Tab ‘ of page?

  138. Dmitri, 14. July 2012, 7:39

    Hello, I am wondering if there is a way to disable the website links’ thumbnails, or make it so the thumbnail is from a direct URL but the link goes through the affiliate URL?

  139. Dejan Trop, 19. July 2012, 7:55

    You can check on: http://www.najdi-on.net What I can do?

    I checked it and found that you are already fixed.
    Thanks and best regards

  140. Milhan, 31. July 2012, 6:35


    I’m having problem with getting error/warning

    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to toolbarqueries.google.com:80 (Permission denied) in /home/www/freelinkdir.org/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes/pagerank.php on line 86
    Permission denied (13)

    Can you please visit our website and give me a solution?


    comment, the lines that show which piece of text as flowed: (in the ./odlinks/odl_control.php or top of any files)

    //ini_set(‘display_errors’, ‘1’);

    or change error_reporting(0) to ini_set(‘display_errors’, 0);

  141. Walter Hera, 2. August 2012, 9:03

    I read this paragraph completely regarding the comparison of most up-to-date and previous technologies, it’s amazing article.

  142. Jared, 6. August 2012, 18:05

    The subcategories in the latest wordpress dont seem to wanna update.  you change the value to say 6 instead of 10 and it still displays every subcategory for each category.  anyway to fix this so we dont hav a ovecluttered page.

    sorry, I will check and try to fix it in the next coming week.

  143. Tom, 14. August 2012, 16:49

    I am having a problem controlling subcategory. Actually the same as jared above could use some help

  144. George, 28. August 2012, 14:11

    Is there a way for the directory to be populated through the back end? Can links be added by the administrator without having to do the captcha every time, and resubmit my email address?

    Yes sir, a good idea. Great. I will fix it.

  145. Dan, 19. September 2012, 15:52

    Does your WordPress ODLINKS plugin have feature links option. so member can pay for to be on the top of the list options?

  146. Phil, 31. October 2012, 3:42

    I can’t get the thumbnail previews to show up in Safari and Chrome, but they show up in FireFox. They will display in the footer when you mouse over the camera, but they do not show up next to the title and description of the website while using Safari and Chome.

    Any ideas? They seem to work fine on this site in all browsers. 

    thank you for your bug report ;)
    I will check it and fix as soon as I can
    (this coming week end)

  147. Phil, 31. October 2012, 17:31

    Disregard this issue with the thumbshots not showing up. I resolved it with some css.

    Thanks .Great plugin.

  148. eccajune, 1. November 2012, 17:26

    When i try to use the search “Please choose a topic and Submit your Site” it says: 

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

    also, when i try to go to a category.

    How do i fix this? :)

  149. Sylvain, 1. December 2012, 21:18

    Hello, my carousel don’t work. Need some advices to run the carousel?

  150. Suara Garut, 2. December 2012, 12:55

    I have 2 days using ODlinks plugin on my site “suaragarutdotcom”. But now it was discovered there was a problem on my website after ODlinks install the plugin. Some I turned the page and post content to the content of ODlinks. How to cope?
    Hope can respond as soon as possible! Because ODlinks did manage to make me fall in love. But of course I also do not want to interfere with the content of my web ODLinks.
    Yours sound Editor Garut

    Could you please check your Apache error log or send me any error message.
    It can help me to understand what’s wrong.
    I can’t see the problem in my environment.

  151. juan antonio gallego, 3. December 2012, 21:56

    Is there a way to page through the results to display from 10 to 10 for example?

    fixed in release 1.4.0-b

  152. Deinier, 14. December 2012, 18:14

    Hi, I am having problems with this plugin and WordPress 3.5, it is showing duplicate content in the head. Thanks for this plugin.

  153. Sebastien, 2. March 2013, 12:08

    I have a problem display recement Thumbshots

    I have already uploaded a new release 1.4.0-b
    Please download (Today 05.03.2013 about: 15:00 GMT)
    (contains some last minute fixes for admin interface)
    save your local changes and unzip the file and overwrite existing directories and files.

  154. Paul Kassens, 19. March 2013, 8:50

    I have had a few problems after the upgrade to ODLinks 1.4.0-b. and few couple suggestions…
    (some of these I have seen others post also)
    1 – the Thumbshots are not displaying  (they worked before – now broke!)
    2 – I tried several times to register with thumbshots, and never receive confirmation email.
    3 – I was not getting new links listed to approve – but this seems to be working now.
    4 – My smoothslider carousel is messed up on Links page. Captions cover pic, and fwd & back buttons are on sides of page. (smoothslider works fine on other pages – so must be a conflict with ODLinks)
    5 – I would really love to have an admin interface for import/export – and/or at least admin ability to add new links manually from back end, and not through public side. I really hope you will add this feature soon!Even if the import/export links via csv file was an upgrade feature – it would be nice!
    6 – Main ODLinks page template really needs a facelift. It should not simply state to submit links for SEO reasons & link exchanges… many sites actually use link directories as a resource for readers! I will probably try to make my own template soon, but the default one is pretty ugly (sorry).
    7 – Submit site link seems awkward to find, and has extra step. It should just be one link to submit new link – no reason to pick category first, when you get to choose it again anyway.
    I have searched extensively and tried many other directory plugins… ODLinks is the only one I have found that does exactly what I need… but it just needs a few bugs fixed!
    Thank you!

  155. Paul Kassens, 19. March 2013, 9:14

    I downloaded the latest version… now it says 1.4.0-c.
    I wish you label the version number in the file name – so I know which version I am getting.
    Also – (and I have this problem for years with this plugin, on all upgrades) – you should really stick to standard numbering system – and not use the letter at the end. When you add “-c” to replace “-b” WordPress thinks that you already have the latest version. By using alphabetic version number, it thinks “b” is newer then “c”. If you simply used “1.4.1”, then the WordPress system will alert & allow you to upgrade within WordPress.
    Now for the BIG problem. After I unzipped & uploaded 1.4.0-c, and checked my permissions… When I click on anything in the admin page I get:
    “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”
    What is causing that??? I am getting that on 2 different web sites.
    Please Help!!!  :(

  156. arnouf, 16. May 2013, 17:32

    Thanks for your great plugin. I use it for some days. My users use the french character “à”. This caracter is displayed like “?” on display. I tried to change “à” by the html value “&agrave” but the character is always the same repsresentation.
    Can you fix it ? Let me know. The URL using your plugin is http://www.passion-maquette-rallye.com/odlinks

  157. Elly, 29. May 2013, 8:09

    I have added the plugin on my website and the link http://www.traveltoeastafrica.com/odlinks/ created but i cant access it. what could be the problem?
    Thanks in advance

  158. Amee, 29. May 2013, 12:44

    Haben Sie einen rss feed, den ich abonnieren kann?

    Wunderbare Erläuterung, Sie haben einen neuwertigen Leser dazugewonnen.

  159. Joseph, 1. June 2013, 15:41

    I installed the 1.4.2b version and I would like to limit the number of ads per page, but it does not work.
    what can I do?
    thank you

  160. Jürgen, 14. June 2013, 11:54

    Hello, thumbnails are not displayed in Firfox, Safari and Chrome. Can you help?

  161. Miguel, 28. June 2013, 1:56

    I’m using WordPress and the Open Directory Links plugin. I update the plugin today to get an error every time a new link is submitted.  http://cafoundationfund.org/resources/directory/.  I also cannot get the thumb shots to work.  I registered with thumb shots.ru and obtained the following key, OCE5OKPLVLF0I07TMVTMUY4NQV2FOZYC.  Can you tell me why I get the following script error and why the thumb shots do not show up?  
    Warning: eregi() [function.eregi]: REG_ERANGE in /home/migvas1/cafoundationfund.org/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_posts.php on line 89

  162. VITOMARTIN.COM, 8. July 2013, 10:38

    How to change the links order by name? Thank you

  163. VITOMARTIN.COM, 8. July 2013, 10:38

    how to change the links order by name?

  164. Rex, 18. July 2013, 3:34

    Thu 18 Jul 2013, 9:28 am
    Hi Mohammad,
    What a great plugin.  I love it!  Thanks!
    Unfortunately, when it is installed, it messes up the list of categories in the text editor.  See screenshots.

    As categories are an important part of my blog architecture, and being able to select them quickly and easily when adding a new post is important, this is VERY inconvenient.
    This is the category list should look:  http://rebtinfo.info/images/cat-good.jpg
    This is how it looks after installing OD Links:  http://rebtinfo.info/images/cat-bad.jpg
     Any suggestions?
    Thanks v. much for your help.
    Khon Kaen, Thailand

  165. نوید, 1. August 2013, 6:34

    سلام و روز بخیر
    حاجی سی اس اس ماژول با قالب ادمین مشکل داره
    قسمت کادر دسته ها میریزه به هم و نمیشه فهمید کدوم دسته زیر مجموعه کدوم یکیه.
    این مشکل را هم حل کنید اوکیه
    شاد باشید

  166. Javier Llompart, 5. September 2013, 22:36

    I select a subcategory, click on “submit your website”, fill the fields URL, title, category, description, email & captcha, but dont works, it returns an empty screen. 
    If I fill the fields in the wp_odnew_links directly, it works perfectly.
    Some idea? 

  167. Wayne, 5. October 2013, 1:34

    When trying to save the settings:
    I get: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.
    I am running a Multi User/Site WordPress with ‘thunderbays’ as the site running your plugin.

    Thanks for feedback. I will check the access permission “with Multi User/Site WordPress with ‘thunderbays'” and try to fix it.

  168. Irfan, 12. November 2013, 7:50

    Hi, I have problem in category add/edit/delete. First of all when i am adding any category and save then they are not show in list. At this time i have no one category in category list. How i can add category and Shortcut code for submit page…

  169. Mike, 17. November 2013, 12:40

    Could anyone please tell me how I can remove the thumbnails ?

  170. Antonio, 11. December 2013, 23:58

    I installed twice the odlinks plugin , but insteat to show the website thumnail is showing
    Thumbshots.ru image.
    to show the image do I need the Thumbshots Access Key Id ., because I tried. But after registering on the Thumbshots.ru

    I can not register.
    Do you know how can I get the Thumbshots Access Key.
    Thanks in advance

    Hi, I still can’t contact them.
    Please wait for a while and try again” maybe the server Wait for a while and try again, maybe the server is done for upgrade


  171. cans, 18. December 2013, 10:02

    Warning: stream_set_timeout() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/——/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/includes/_thumbshots.class.php on line 945

    I want an urgent solution

  172. Paris, 12. January 2014, 1:04

    Hello i tried you wordpress directory plugin but when am entering the category names in Greek Language then output is not showing well ..:(
    You dont support UTF-8  ..?
    Can you please support other languages too like Greek ?

  173. yuku.com, 18. February 2014, 20:07

    Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins
    to safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything
    I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  174. Gizmorattler, 27. February 2014, 17:23

    When I click on the Open Directory Links button on my web site it goes to a redirect and has code visible in the widow description tab o my browser. How can I remove this code?

    Oh not good, I will fix it now!!

    You use any plugin?? to overwrite title of the pages and it dosen’t work correcty. you can fix the bug as follow
    please fix the return value in the file inclue/odl_function.php line 188
    @@ -188,7 +188,7 @@
    switch ($g__action){
    case “index”:
    – return ‘‘.$odlinkssettings[‘page_link_title’].’‘;
    + return $odlinkssettings[‘page_link_title’];
    changes commited to svn

  175. Gizmorattler, 25. March 2014, 22:05

    Thank you so very much! Your fix Worked perfectly!!!

  176. Altaf Hussain, 14. April 2014, 2:39

    Hi Hussain, I fixed the code. Thanks for the support.

    Below is the error when i fresh install the plugin and no category shown after some try i get this fix
    Replace this code on line 43
      if ($counter > $page_navigation->nr_rows) {
        list ($current_page, $navi) = $page_navigation->get_navigation($page);
        $c = ceil($counter / $page_navigation->nr_rows);
        $p = ‘<span class=”title”>Page ‘. $current_page. ‘ of ‘. $c . ‘</span>’ . $navi;
    with this
      if ($counter > $page_navigation->nr_rows) {
        list ($current_page, $navi) = $page_navigation->get_navigation($page);
        $c = ceil($counter / $page_navigation->nr_rows);
        $p = ‘<span class=”title”>Page ‘. $current_page. ‘ of ‘. $c . ‘</span>’ . $navi;
    i just installed the plugin and it is giving the error
    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in D:\xampp\htdocs\directory\wp-content\plugins\odlinks\odl_main.php on line 43
    A fresh install giving this error


  177. AVIA.LINK, 16. April 2014, 1:10

    many messages like this: Notice: Undefined index: odlinksdata in /home/…..
    not work with Add category
    NOT WORK! WordPress 3.8.3

  178. Altaf Hussain, 16. April 2014, 14:57

    Please disable PHP notice or disable php warning.

    simpley add error_reporting(0); after the call wp-settings.php in config.php
    require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

    Ohhh Shit this is not working with 3.8.3 and i delete all the things :( please let us know the all things before any update please forgani ….

  179. نوید, 19. April 2014, 8:21

    سلام نويد, ممنون ميتوني مشكل كدام لين بود

    سلام و روز بخیر

    ضمن تشکر بابات پلاگگین خوبتون
    باید عرض کنم که پس از فعال سازی در قسمت ارسال مطلب چینش دسته بندی ها بههم میریزه و ترتیب دسته بندی ها _دسته اصلی و فرعی ) مشخص نیست.سی اس اس پلاگین تداخل داره با هسته اصلی وردپرس
    لطفآ این مورد را نیز بر طرف کنید.
    با تشکر
    شاد باشید

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    email. Give priority to a company that makes your imagination come
    true. Therefore, iit is eminent forr all online entities to develop their website
    in the most user friendly manner.

  181. Bernd, 14. January 2015, 13:33


    i have a problem with 404 error and the permalinks. In the PHP ini is cURL enabled but the 404 error is still present. How to change the htaccess or maybe you have another answer for me?

    Thanks for help.

  182. Marjian, 8. February 2015, 23:23

    Your directory is not very SEO Friendly. google don’t want to index it. How to enable permalnks for the directory? I paste my own created rewrite rule to the htaccess:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^katalog/([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)_([^_]*)\.html$ /?page_id=$1&_action=$2&id=$3&parent=$4 [L]

    but it didn’t work. What should I do to make it works?

  183. Sally Black, 28. April 2015, 22:09

    When submitting a new entry I receive the errors:
    Warning: eregi(): REG_ERANGE in /home/migvas1/cafoundationfund.org/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_posts.php on line 87
    Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/migvas1/abcxyz.org/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_posts.php on line 151
    When I submit a search, I receive the error:
    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/migvas1/cafoundationfund.org/wp-content/plugins/odlinks/odl_search.php on line 59

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