[Grouped Links Widget, version 1.x for WP 2.7 and below is available here]
Grouped Links Widget can use an unlimited number of widget instances to group links by their associated link categories. This adds a bit more CMS functionality to WordPress.
If the blogroll is grouped into link categories and each category contains internal tag references, then you can flexibly group link categories and put these link groups into your sitebar(s). This, of course, works with traditional external links put in a blogroll too.
Here is a picture about how this works:
Each group of link categories can be sorted by name acending or decending. If simple sorting doesn’t fit to your desired order to appear in the sidebar, then create more than one link group and place them in the sidebar as you wish.
In order to adapt Grouped Links Widget to different HTML theme codes, HTML tags can be set for each link group and for each title within the link group. However, default values should work with most themes.
Update from 1.x
Please save your link groups on paper (or what else), because given configurations of link groups will not be taken over from version 1.x to version 2.x.
Grouped Links Widget is a simple widget, it mainly uses wp_list_bookmarks. Version 2.0 was completely refactored in order to adapt to the new WordPress 2.8 multi widget technique. If you want to add more functionality, don’t hesitate to modify the code ;-)
Download of Version 2.0.1: grouped-links-widget.2.0.1.zip
- Unzip grouped-links-widget.zip inside the /wp-content/plugins/ directory; a sub-directory grouped-links-widget is created
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Place and configure your Grouped Links widgets via ‘Design / Widgets’ menu
[2.0.1] — Adapting to WP 3.0, fixing »empty list bug«
[2.0.0] — Refactoring to adapt WP 2.8 multi widget functionality
[1.x] — see version 1.x