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Just Installed 3.8 and I don't have a Get Shortlink Button (19 posts)

  1. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    is there a way to get it back? I don't know how to get a link so I can shorten it!

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I don't have that either. Was it from a plugin?

  3. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    no it was just from upgrading the version of WP. This version sucks!

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    WordPress core does not have any such button.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Maybe that's part of your theme? What theme are you using?

  6. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I am using stylico. The button was right next to the edit permalink button. When I check my posts that I have sched for the week (that were created before I updated) it is there.

  7. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    How do then get the full permalink so I can shorten it or get a link before it is live?

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Ah okay, that one should be there - next to the permalink I have three buttons "Edit" "View Post" "Get Shortlink"

    Is that not there?

    Try clearing your browser cache or try another browser.

    If not there, try deactivating your plugins, to see if that changes it.

  9. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I only have the edit button. I cleared cache and still nothing.

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    try deactivating your plugins, to see if that changes it.

    If that doesn't do it, leave them off and switch to a default theme to test it there.

  11. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I have 23 plugins, I hate to do them all and mess everything up. Is there something that would interfere?

  12. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I don't know but that's standard troubleshooting. But how big is your screen? Those buttons drop down when the screen is resized.

    Also, looks like your theme has not been updated in over a year - so maybe first try switching to a default theme to see if it's a theme issue.

  13. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I have a 15 macbook and I don't have a dropdown menu to choose from. I tried a full screen view and nothing.

    As for my theme, I can't get anyone to contact be back after three years of emailing. It hasn't been updated once!

    I don't know how to switch to a default theme and won;t that mess my site up?

  14. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    It's not a drop down menu - but just that those button move below the permalink. In any case, they'd show up on a 15" screen.

    Changing themes will change the look of your site, yes, but you can change back and your theme settings should be saved but with a 3 year old theme, you may have to reset some things (maybe not, but I'm not guaranteeing anything). To switch, just go to Appearance > Themes and find twentythirteen theme and click Activate.

    No updates in 3 years is quite likely a theme issue...

  15. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    too afraid, with my luck my site will explode. Thanks for your help

  16. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    What you might want to do - since you really should start looking at this theme compatibility issue sooner rather than later - is to make a copy of your site someplace else (maybe in a sub-directory install or on a local install) and start troubleshooting and changing to a currently supported theme. Otherwise you will likely have more problems and if you don't stay current with WP, you're getting into security risks. And that's really no good :(. This way, you'll have your existing site up and running until you're ready to swap it out for the new on.

  17. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    The only bad thing that I LOVE my theme and design, paid a lot to get it how I want it. But I know I am going to have more issues.

    Is there a way to back to an old version of WP?

  18. Yes but we strongly recommend you not do it. Why? Cause no one supports, maintains, or secures old versions of WP. Your theme, that you love so much, will stop working with plugins, which won't support old versions, and you'll become insecure and hackable.

    So ... no. Don't do it.

    I have "Get Shortlink" on my sites, so the fact that you do not speaks to a plugin or theme issue. You do need to test this by turning off all your plugins. If that doesn't work, revert to a default theme.

    Yes, it sucks, but it's that or open yourself to hacking.

  19. TheReviewWire
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    After I publish a post, I get the View Post and Get Shortlink buttons (next to the Edit button) so I son't understand why it isn't in the post while I am working on it?

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