How to use the Link to this Page Plugin on WordPress

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Hi, guys.  Welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com.  In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install and use the linkToThisPage plugin.

Now the LinkToThisPage plugin allows users to quickly and easily link your site to their own.  And what they do is they obtain a link to your page or your posts for their own websites. So what’s great about this is it boosts your search engine rankings, and it also increases your popularity the more people start to link you to their site.

Now first, what I’m going to do is show you how to install this plugin. So what you want to do is come to BuildMySiteForFree.com.  You want to click the link named “Plugins” in the top right-hand corner of this page. And they’re all listed in alphabetical order, so once you find it, you
will see it’s right here at the bottom right page on page 10, and it says “LinkToThisPage.”  And you download it here right from BuildMySiteForFree.com as a zip file – a .zip.

And if you have a Mac, I could show you, you would just double-click. You would scroll down to “Download Linked File As…”  It should already come up as a zip plugin.  If it doesn’t, you would want to insert that in.

And then finally, what you want to do is go back to your Dashboard.  Now that you’ve already downloaded it to your hard drive, you want to upload it to  your WordPress Dashboard.  So you are going to scroll down to Plugins.  You are going to click “Add New” on the submenu.
And then when you get to the Install Plugins page, you want to make sure  that you have it on Upload.  So from here, you would choose the file and install it into your computer.

And once you do that, you would click “Activate,” and that’s all there is to installing the LinkToThisPage plugin.

Now what you want to do is set some of your LinkToThisPage plugin options. So what you want to do is scroll down to Settings now on the navigation menu, and now that you’ve already installed it, you should have a link under Settings called “LinkToThisPage.”  And when you click that, it brings you to the general settings page.

As you can see, there’s only two options.  And what you have here is the first one is whether or not you want the link box to be displayed or
hidden.  So on a page or a post, at the  end of the page, there will be a box with the code for your viewers to copy and then paste onto their own.  So if you want that box to be displayed, you would click “Show.”  I like it because I feel that if it’s right there, it gives them more of an incentive to actually copy and paste it if they like it rather than go and look for it.

And then the second option we have is where you want it to be shown.  So if you would like the link plugin to only show on blog posts, you
would click “Posts Only.”  If you would like the link plugin to only show on static pages, you would click “Pages Only.”  And then if you want the link plugin to show on both pages and posts, you would click “Pages and Posts.”  And I like to use this one because this way, if they like a page or a post, they can copy the link from either one rather than just only one.

And then finally, when you’re done, you want to update your options. Now if you want to go ahead and see what I mean when we have the box
displayed, here we are on one of my pages, About Us at Buildmysiteforfree.com.  And when you scroll down, you will notice that here is a link to this page, and it says “Copy this code below to your website.” So here, you could just copy the code, and you would go to your website
and paste it.

And now this is for a page. But if we go over to a post – let’s just click Restaurant Critiques – and we…  Let’s see. Continue Reading.  If we scroll down, we have the same thing: “Link to this page.”  And here is our post, so we can show it’s on both pages and posts.  And here, we have
our link to copy.

So this is how you can allow your users to link your pages or posts to theirs. It’s a great way to increase your popularity, to boost your search
engine rankings.  I definitely suggest using it.  And thank you for watching.

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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.

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