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No link included in full or excerpt campaign (21 posts)

  1. cboettner11
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was sending out through autochimp as the posts were published however, no links were included. I saved as a draft, and this is how it shows up...
    Two articles in the Yahoo News Feed in one day, may not qualify as cutting-edge research on my part, but it might mean that the secret about great careers in manufacturing is getting out. CNN Money’s headline stated, “Trade-School Grads in Hot Demand for Manufacturing Jobs” , while another from the same CNN Money source [...]

    ... but no link. How do I get it to link? And go into a template?
    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/autochimp/

  2. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did anyone ever get an answer to this question?

  3. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm looking for this answer as well.

  4. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Believe it or not, if you go ahead and send a post to a live list instead of a test list, all the info does appear. I am not sure what the difference is, but once I tried doing it, it worked fine.

    You will have the opportunity to cancel the distribution before it is emailed. Give it a shot.

  5. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have been trying this with a test list with only one subscriber in it (me) and I do have all the info, except a link to the actual post. I've added a link to the website now, but would love to have the title linked up along with the read more [...] snippet as well.

  6. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My results were the same until I started sending the posts to a live list with multiple subscribers. I now get links to the articles. Here is an example of what I get.

    ADHD takes a toll well into adulthood

    … The study by Boston Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic has revealed that ADHD doesn’t just “go away” but in fact, follows children into adulthood. Children with ADHD are more likely to have additional psychiatric disorders as adults. They also appear more likely to commit suicide and are often incarcerated as adults…..

    Read the post here (the word "here" is a link to the article, see below)

    http://bpdglobal.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=65ad0b380cdda1ecc7437b701&id=5d4b2171d1&e=7c77dd5ab6

  7. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Trying it out now...

  8. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I saw you connected from the Edmonton, CA area via Shaw Cable. At least the link worked. My hosting server is dreadfully slow today. Bluehost sucks.

  9. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I added a couple of my other emails bringing the list to three and unfortunately, still no links to the actual post. I can see how it works in your example, but oddly, nothing for me.

    So there wasn't any extra code you needed to add or a setting I'm missing somewhere?

  10. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try creating an entirely new list, do not name it test. Also, have you modified your custom template per the autochimp instructions?

  11. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have modified the template so it does include the post title and a brief snippet of the content. The entire template has been customized and is 98% perfect. It's just down to getting this linking working.

    I'll try and create a new list and see what happens.

    Thanks for your time by the way. It's greatly appreciated.

  12. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh one more thing (it has been a while since I figured this out and my mind.... well let's skip that) In the edit post page in wordpress, under the article, you should have an "Excerpt" box, paste your article excerpt in there, I seem to remember that made a difference.

  13. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Creating a new list didn't change anything.

    I currently don't have the excerpt box, but if that's the difference, I'll add it back! My client didn't need it so I removed it. I'll give that a try then and report back.

  14. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I seem to remember the excerpt box as being integral.

  15. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any luck?

  16. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just sent it out with the excerpt included along with a link in there. If this works, then I'll just add it to the functions.php file.

    My fingers are crossed.

  17. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is probably a stupid question, but did you follow these instructions when creating the custom template?

    http://www.wandererllc.com/company/plugins/autochimp/campaigns-options/

  18. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    SWEET MOTHER OF PEARL! It worked!!!
    Thanks so much Lab Lover!!! You've been a really great help!

    So for everyone reading up to this point, adding the Excerpt box with whatever snippet of the post you'd like is all you need. No links needed.

  19. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And yep, did follow those instructions previously. It was just getting the linking that wasn't showing up, not the content.

    Thanks again!

  20. Lab Lover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Excellent, excellent, glad it worked out for you. I remember it was a pain in the ass figuring it out, sorry I led you on a goose chase about the different lists. It took me a while to remember the solution.

  21. bluehaus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not a problem whatsoever! Glad it's all working now.
    You rock!

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