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Wordpress Plugin to display a link-list or a link-slider in a post or page by using a shortcode.
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=== Link View ===
Contributors: mibuthu
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Tags: link, links, blogroll, view, linkview, list, slider, slideshow, images, pictures, banner, integrated, page, category, categories, admin, setting, option, attribute, widget, sidebar, css
Requires at least: 3.3
Tested up to: 4.6
Stable tag: 0.6.3
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Licence: GPLv2
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Display a link-list or link-slider in a post or page by using a shortcode.

== Description ==

The purpose of this plugin is to to show the wordpress integrated links in a list or a slider by using a shortcode or a widget.

= Current Features =
* the shortcode [linkview] can be used to add the links in a post or page
* the widget "LinkView" can be used to add links in a sidebar
* the links can be displayed in a list or in a slider
* there are many options available to adjust the output of the links (see shortcode options in the "About LinkView" page)
* the image of the link can also be displayed
* categories and/or links can be displayed in multicolumn layout
* option to set additional css styles for the link-lists and link-sliders
* the required user roles to edit links can be adjusted in the settings page

If you want to follow the development status have a look at the [git-repository on github]( "wp-linkview git-repository").

== Installation ==

The easiest version of installing is to go to the admin page. There you can install new plugins in the menu Plugins -> Add new. Search for "Link View" and press "Install now".

If you want to install the plugin manually download the zip-file and extract the files into your wp-content/plugins folder.

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Is it possible to use the shortcode in a widget? =
Yes, a widget especially for the use of the [linkview] shortcode is included in this plugin. Insert the widget LinkView in your sidebar and set all attributes you want to change in the appropriate field.

= Is it possible to add multiple slider on one site? =
Yes, since version 0.3.0 you can use as much sliders as you want on one site.

= Can I call the shortcode directly via php e.g. for my own template, theme or plugin? =
Yes, you can create an instance of the "SC_Linkview" class which located in "php/sc_linkview.php" in the plugin folder and call the function show_html($atts).With $atts you can specify all the shortcode attributes you require. Another possibility would be to call the wordpress function "do_shortcode()".

== Screenshots ==

1. Admin about page
2. Available shortcode attributes - Part 1
3. Available shortcode attributes - Part 2
4. Admin settings page
5. Linkview Widget
6. Simple example page with a small link list

== Changelog ==

= 0.6.3 (2016-04-20) =
* added shortcode attribute "link_rel"
* added shortcode attribute "link_item_img"
* renamed shortcode attribute "target" to "link_target"
* added shortcode attribute "target" and marked it as deprecated

Attention: The shortcode attribute "target" is deprecated since this version and will be removed in a future version. So please change your existing shortcodes to the new attribute name "link_target" !

= 0.6.2 (2015-11-09) =
* added advanced multi-column options for categories

= 0.6.1 (2015-02-07) =
* added shortcode attribute to set multiple columns for links
* added shortcode attribute cat_filter which replaces cat_name
* marked shortcode attribute cat_name as deprecated

= 0.6.0 (2014-10-17) =
* added shortcode attribute to set multiple columns for categories
* added wrapper div around full shortcode content

= 0.5.2 (2014-06-19) =
* added option to set required user role to manage links

= 0.5.1 (2014-04-27) =
* added option to set required capabilities to view LinkView-About page
* some small changes in option handling

= 0.5.0 (2014-03-31) =
* changed plugin dir structure
* some internal code changes
* splitted admin page in about and settings page
* some css improvements

= 0.4.4 (2013-11-11) =
* fixed required privilegs to show admin page and to edit css styles

= 0.4.3 (2013-09-01) =
* added shortcode attribute num_links to limit the number of displayed links
* changed shortcode attribute link_order to lowercase (using uppercase letters is still working)

= 0.4.2 (2013-06-29) =
* added info message after changing the css settings
* don't use name as link item default when a not available item was choosen
* added tooltips for widget options on admin page

= 0.4.1 (2013-02-16) =
* Added new attributes "list_orderby" and "list_order"
* Fixed an error in the slider javascript which causes problem in IE 6 and 7
* Reorganized some css styles
* Use ascending list ids instead of random number

= 0.4.0 (2012-12-26) =
* Internal code changes
* Changed admin page layout and help texts
* Splitted attributes table on admin page into different sections
* Added attributes "css_suffix" and "link_items"
* Added option "css for linkview"
* Fixed target in links
* Fixed html-code for defining image size

= 0.3.3 (2012-12-16) =
* Enable link manager (required for Wordpress 3.5)
* Include Wordpress 3.5 in version information

= 0.3.2 (2012-10-14) =
* Fixed queue of jquery which is required for the slider (in the old version the bad inclusion can cause issues with themes or other plugins that uses jquery)

= 0.3.1 (2012-07-28) =
* Fixed all php-warnings
* Added attribute "exclude_cat"
* Added help text for LinkView widget

= 0.3.0 (2012-07-01) =
* Added widget to show shortcode with all options in a sidebar
* It is possible to have multiple slider on one site now
* Wordpress internal jquery script is used, the plugins jquery script is removed

= 0.2.5 (2012-06-17) =
* Renamed admin class to avoid conflicts with other plugins
* Added possibility to set multiple categories in attribute "cat_name"
* Changed sorting of categories to alphabetic order, if no cat_name is given

= 0.2.4 (2012-04-22) =
* Show link name and link description in tooltip text, when the mouse is over the link

= 0.2.3 (2012-04-14) =
* Added attributes "vertical_align" and "list_symbol"

= 0.2.2 (2012-03-25) =
* Added attributes "slider_pause" and "slider_speed"

= 0.2.1 (2012-03-18) =
* Fixed bug to show correct image size in image list

= 0.2.0 (2012-03-17) =
* Initial support to show the links in a slider
* Added attributes "view_type", "slider_width", "slider_height"

= 0.1.1 (2012-03-03) =
* Modified html-output of link list (use own function to render output for more flexibility)
* Added attributes "show_cat_name" and "target"

= 0.1.0 (2012-02-27) =
* Initial release
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