Meta Post URL

This plugin allows you to attach links to your blog posts using the custom fields.

Field Contents Meaning
URL A URL to a web page A page that readers of the post should visit. Typically, what you would write in the “URL” field if you were using other blogging platforms that support this feature for posts. (I created the plugin to convert from one such platform.)
VIA A URL to a web page The page where you found the link. For example, if you visited Sally’s Blog, and she had a link to a page with pictures of giant cabbages, and you wrote a post about these giant cabbages, you’d use the giant cabbage link as the “URL”, and link to Sally’s Blog in the VIA field to give her credit for finding it.
RE A URL to a web page In discussions, it is often good to point out what you’re referring to. There may be some conceptual overlap between “URL” and “RE”, but “RE” generally is “what we’re all talking about.” In the giant cabbabe example, let’s say that Joe’s blog had a post making some flaming remarks about the cabbages. You want to comment on his remarks, so you put his URL in the RE field.
IMG A URL to an image file If you want the URL field to use an image as the link, then you should point at that image. Please note that it is generally considered very bad form to “hotlink” to an image on someone else’s server. Be a responsible netizen, and upload the image to your own webspace.
LINKTEXT Some text If you use an IMG field, then LINKTEXT will be the ALT attribute on the img. Otherwise, LINKTEXT will be the contents of the link, instead of showing the URL. This is recommended if you use an IMG field, because the default alt text is “[Post Image]“.


  1. Get metaurl.php.
  2. Upload it to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Activate the plugin in your Plugins admin page.
  4. Use the “Custom Fields” when you post, to fill in a value for any or all of the following keys that apply to that post:
    • URL
    • RE
    • VIA
    • IMG

    Note: They’re ALL CAPS for a reason - case matters.

The output is like this:<p class="bloglink">[Link to the URL field]</p>
<p class=”bloglink”>[Link to RE and VIA]</p>

So you might want to style the “bloglink” class in your css.

2 Responses to “Meta Post URL”

  1. On November 14th, 2005 at 07:25:16, What you can do with wordpress ? at Ah Knight’s Blog Said:

    [...] using Meta Post URL to form a link meta data which will appear after the post title [...]

  2. On November 30th, 2006 at 20:07:12, iRoybot Said:

    Do you see a way to use the the Links/Blogroll functionality of WordPress from within “Write a Post” Page? Instead of creating additional Meta-Fields.

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