- Add the shortcode
[add_lt]to a post or page (maybe a sticky post for your blog’s front page), activate a Link-Posts Widget and place it in a sidebar, or use one of the other options (“template” and “within loop”) described under the “Installation Options” tab.
- Create Link-Posts in a Link-Posts category that you must create just as you would any othe WordPress category, under any name you like. You can go ahead and use “Link-Posts” if you want, and you can also use some already existing category (if you want to turn all of its posts into Link-Posts).
- Enter your Link-Posts category name in “Main Settings” (the very first box, marked “Required”).
If you do not create and record a Link-Posts category, then the table will display a list of all posts in reverse chronological order (subject to other adjustments!). In other words, it will function as a “recent posts” table according to whatever other settings.
All other settings are optional. See Installation Options for available shortcode settings, and for further instructions on adding and customizing Link-Posts tables in posts, pages, theme template files, and widgets. As you will see, you can change the Linkage Table display by setting new sitewide defaults or for each individual table when you create it.
Presentation can be further enriched via CSS in a theme stylesheet, via a CSS add-on (like Jetpack’s Edit CSS), or by using the Add CSS tool under Custom Styling, where you will find a styling example and a catalogue of available CSS selectors.
To make adding Link-Posts to the table easy, you can us WordPress’s own Press This, which can make aggregating posts with pre-formatted quotes and links a “few-clicks” operation. For further usage examples, check the Link-Posts home page.