Using Internal Linking in WordPress 3.1 To Link to Existing Posts
By on February 24th, 2011

was released yesterday and it added a lot of new features which make it a very exciting prospect. Most of the new features that were added were under the hood, but there are a few features which can be used by regular users like the new Internal linking feature which allows you to link to your existing posts easily while writing articles.

Link to Existing Content WordPress 3.1

The Internal Linking feature is available as part of the regular linking workflow, however, in addition to adding a link, WordPress 3.1 also allows you to search for existing posts and link to them.

Insert Internal Link WordPress 3.1

When you use the link option in the write panel, you will now see an option called "Or link to existing content". Expanding this option will allow you to search and link to existing posts quickly and easily. The feature also allows you to use search terms so that you can narrow down the posts.

One of the good things I saw about internal linking is that it is fast and would definitely increase your productivity if you link to your own posts pretty often.

Have you upgraded to WordPress 3.1 yet? If yes, have you used this feature? Do you find it useful and productive? Do let me know your views through about it.

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  • http://www.ampercent.com Amit

    yeah finally this internal linking feature is much appreciated, no need to use YARPP or insights plugin to find related entries, if you are writing something and want to link to existing content of your blog.

    Two improvements would be great:

    1. Better relevancy
    2. The ability to nofollow some links, like a checkbox or something.

 
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