Categories: WordpressGuide

WordPress Plugin – LinkGather

I am delighted to announce the release of our first ever WordPress Plugin – LinkGather.

A few weeks ago I needed a full list of all of our posts’ JetPack shortlinks. Having around 1500 posts published mean’t that it wasn’t an easy task to just copy and paste the links into a text file.

Like most other people, I thought that there would be a WordPress plugin out there that would do this for me. Although a found a large amount of plugins that would export pages, posts, downloads and media, I could not find one plugin that would give me the list of the links I needed.

Due to this, I decided to write a bit of php code to do the job for me. You can find my guide on how to do that here.

Having got the links I needed, plus the php code I needed to create the list, I thought I would create a basic plugin that carries out this task along with a few others and then make it available, as always with our releases, for free to our visitors.

Video Demo

Note: The export to txt file format has now been changed to export to CSV format. We will update the demo video shortly!


The plugin is now available to download directly from us or from the WordPress plugin repository if you would rather get it from there.

Direct Download

LinkGather – WordPress Plugin

WordPress Plugin Repository Download

LinkGather WordPress Plugin

If you need any assistance in manually installing a WordPress plugin from a zip file, then there is a good guide for that available here.


Once you have downloaded and installed the plugin, you should then go ahead and activate it which will add a new menu item on the left side of your WordPress admin console called LinkGather:

When you hover over this menu option, you will then see a sub-menu with the different sections available to you:

Related Post

If you click on the Home link, this will take you to the plugins home page which includes instructions, similar to these, on how to use the plugin.

Post Links

Click the Post Links option to take you to the page that will display all of your WordPress sites published posts’ links. Note that for the purposes of these instructions, we are using our WordPress test site with just a few links in it.

You will now see a table with two columns, one for the title of your posts and another for the links of your posts. Depending on how many posts you have will depend on how long this list will be.

Underneath the link table, you will see that LinkGather has also calculated how many post links you have.

You then also have the option to download the post links gathered to CSV file format.

Page Links

The above procedure is exactly the same for Page Links, however instead of bringing back published posts, it will bring back published pages instead: Links

The option for Links is again exactly the same procedure as those above, however, links are actually built in short links created by the JetPack plugin. If you have the JetPack plugin installed, you must have the short links option also enabled for our plugin to be able to gather those links.

If you do not have the JetPack short links module enabled, our plugin will just pull back basic post links instead. You can read more about JetPack short links here.

Assuming that you have JetPack short links enabled, clicking on our plugins Links option will bring back all those short links that it has gathered:



If you have any ideas for future updates of this new plugin, or if you have any trouble with it, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

This post was last modified on 20th April 2019 23:57

A.J. Armstrong

Founder of TechyGeeksHome and Head Editor for over eight years! IT expert in multiple areas for over 21 years. Sharing experience and knowledge whenever possible! Making IT Happen.

Leave a Comment
Published by
A.J. Armstrong

Recent Posts

10 Apps Making Life Easy During Quarantine

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the very foundation of how our world works. Most areas… Read More

2nd July 2020

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2020

So it's the start of a new month and Xbox Live Gold members can again… Read More

2nd July 2020

How to Download Aerobic Exercise Videos to your PC Quickly?

As you know, life is about exercise, and the best way to stay healthy is… Read More

2nd July 2020

What are the Best Strategies Plumbers Can Use for On-Page SEO?

Achieving success in organic SEO involves focusing on important factors that include on-page SEO. Off-page… Read More

1st July 2020

How Should I Be Taking a Screenshot on Mac? Where is it Saved?

In the final quarter of 2019, Apple made a staggering $7 billion off of Mac sales alone.… Read More

1st July 2020

What Programming Language Was Used to Build…?

Did you know that the total number of programming languages currently exceeds 700? This figure… Read More

1st July 2020