Version 4.2.1 of WordPress removed the link text from the Insert/edit link box.

How can i add it back?

  • You will need to add the title text back manually as WordPress no longer adds this text to the field when you insert a new link. Jul 21, 2015 at 2:31

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If you mean Links in admin menu then run /wp-admin/options.php find key link_manager_enabled and set value to 1. Save.

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    No. He means when using the Insert/Edit Link feature included in the editor. Jul 21, 2015 at 2:32
  • Thanks Brad for editing the question. I've guessed the meaning wrong. Mea culpa. Jul 21, 2015 at 2:55

Yes, right, WordPress has been removing the title of the links in several versions before.

There are many ways to solve this problem.

One of the easiest ways to rebuild the title field for links is to use the plugin

Sample in WordPress repository


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