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[resolved] Linking posts to internal pages (7 posts)

  1. MDBlogs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My objective is to link to a page within my blog. For example, I mention a person, and this links to a previous post, or another page, where this person's history is elaborated upon. It's a reference. Anyway, I looked through the forum for suggestions on this, and learned that I ought to install the Plug-in Exec PHP, which I di, and while downloading I received this message:


    nstalling Plugin: Exec-PHP 4.9

    Downloading plugin package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/exec-php.4.9.zip

    Unpacking the plugin package

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare pclziputilpathreduction() (previously declared in /home/content/w/e/b/websitefixer/html/maternal-dementia/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/lib/pclzip.lib.php:5421) in /home/content/w/e/b/websitefixer/html/maternal-dementia/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php on line 5498

    So I have two questions. First: will this plug-in allow me to reference other posts and pages within my blog? And second: why was there a fatal error?

    If it has to do with changing permissions, then I really need help, because I've wanted to add other plug-ins that require this but unfortunately my entry-level comprehension of this world keeps me from achieving this. Despite instructions in the READ ME files, it's over my head.

    Thanks to anyone who can offer a suggestion.

    md

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    First - couldn't you just put a link in your post? Or how about a plugin such as http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cross-references-plugin/

    Second -Error is probably a result of the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin. If you are at WordPress 2.7 deactivate and delete that plugin as you no longer need it.

  3. MDBlogs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Michael,

    First, thanks for your reply. I really do appreciate it.

    Second, yes, I have already linked to the page, but I'd like to be more specific. For instance, I have a 'cast of characters' who are mentioned in my blog, and whenever I mention one of them, I want to link to their paragraph, so new readers can get the context. Right now, I'm linked to the page, which is okay. But I'd like to link to the heading that has each person's name. (Some characters are further down the page, so when you just link to the page, you land at the top, and you get the bio of somebody else, not the person who's being mentioned.) I want it to be a direct connect to a piece of text or a header. Does that make sense?

    Is that possible? It must be!

    Finally, thanks for the heads-up on the fact that 2.7 may automatically include some plug-ins. If I've gotten that error codes on other Plug-ins it probably means I don't need them either... thanks tons.

    md

  4. MDBlogs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    oh one more thing (sorry). I just looked at the documentation again, it says this Plug-In is compatible with 2.7 so if it were redundant with 2.7, wouldn't it say so?

    md

  5. On your cast of characters page, made the headers links like this:

    <h2><a name="jimbo">Jimbo</a></h2>

    Then on your post you do this:
    So when <a href="cast-of-characters/#jimbo">Jimbo</a> called me...

    Actual link may vary depending on how your permalinks are setup, of course.

    You could also make shortcodes so [Jimbo] autolinked itself, I suppose.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    oh one more thing (sorry). I just looked at the documentation again, it says this Plug-In is compatible with 2.7 so if it were redundant with 2.7, wouldn't it say so?

    I would hope so.

    But, I can tell you deactivating and deleting that plugin has resolved the problem you reported.

  7. MDBlogs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay. Thanks to you to both of you.

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