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  1. desktopworks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I have general HTTP admin experience but none with WP yet.

    I just took over IT for a business that has an intranet WP site.

    There is a page with links to files on the server, documents and spreadsheets.

    After clicking on the but to go to the page there is a re-direct.
    Once on the page none of the links work. They make the cursor change as though it knows it is a link, however nothing happens. This is consistent with all the links on this page, worked up to a week ago, now they do not.

    The links, once moused over, look like this:

    //server/folder/folder/file.doc

    The forward slashes look odd to me, however as I said, the links worked then shortly after the last IT guy left, no more working.

    Thank you for your help!

    Johnathon

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why can't you link to these documents via http?

  3. desktopworks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good question esmi, not sure how.

    In the WP control panel I can see all the pages listed and can edit them, however when I choose this page it shows the re-direct message in the edit portion but the actual page (with all the non working links) in the preview...

    Which is when I decided to get expert help.

    Johnathon

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What's the redirect message look like? Is it a plugin shortcode of some kind?

  5. desktopworks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Let's see if this works. The html below is in the edit portion of managing the page, in the preview section is the page that the redirect points to "links".

    "<p><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; url=http://links.cumuluseugene.com" /></p>
    <p> </p>
    <p> </p>
    <p> </p>
    <p> </p>
    <p> </p>
    <center>If your page does not redirect to the Resources page right now, click here. </center>
    <p> </p>"

  6. desktopworks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ps: Because this is an intranet you can not get to it outside the network.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh - that's an ugly example of a redirect and I'm not surprised that it doesn't work. I suggest that you get rid of all of the content on that page and install the Page Links To plugin to allow that WordPress page to redirect to http://links.cumuluseugene.com

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/page-links-to/

  8. desktopworks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks esmi! I'll check it out and post how it goes.

    Johnathon

  9. desktopworks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, esmi, are you thinking that the links page is not built in WP but lives elsewhere?

    That would explain a lot.

    Johnathon

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes - the redirect is pointing to a completely different site.

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