WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

[resolved] Posts Having Links Disabled (27 posts)

  1. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am manually adding my posts to my pages.

    Only now that I come to update a page, I find that one post has its link disabled.

    I have eight links on a page, and now I have seven on updating.

    Can anybody explain to me what is going on?

    I would like to have relevant posts attached to a page, only it seems I cannot have more than four, five or eight depending on which page these posts are linked from.

    Can anybody help here? Thanks. Gemma

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am manually adding my posts to my pages.

    Can you clarify what you mean by this?

  3. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have pages to which I wanted to add links to posts that are relevant (= are tagged under the page heading).

    I am adding a html link as in Read more ...

    only on updating the page, the link is rendered as

    Read more ...

    That is to say, without the link. This means that if my visitors are interested in a topic, they cannot get any further than the page as all the posts have dead links.

  4. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, the above should read <a href="http://thecatswhiskers.nl/?p=46">Read more ...</a>

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can we have a link to this page?

  6. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This page has no working links at all, despite trying to re-insert them.

    http://thecatswhiskers.nl/taglines/

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What editor are you using to do this? Are you switching editors at any point?

  8. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is using the standard WordPress interface for pages. The one you find under "Page".

    I could use a standard text editor to edit my pages of course, the problem with the links being disabled would probably persist once this code was pasted into he WordPress editor.

  9. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there any answer to this problem? All I have had so far are more questions!

    It is not looking very good, is it? The support is only to make you think that there is help available whist not actually answering the points involved.

  10. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can anybody - saving Esmi - give me a hint as to what I can do about these links that are deadened on publishing my page?

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    These forums are staffed entirely by volunteers - if you need further help, consider hiring someone: http://jobs.wordpress.net/

    esmi is one of the most experienced volunteers here and is asking the relevant questions in order to help you solve the problem.

  12. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't understand what you are trying to do.

    On the link to the page you gave the read more link goes to that page.

    What is wrong?

  13. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aaron,

    my problem is that I would like to have posts that match the heading of the page that visitors can access through the navigation bar.

    I tried sorting something out that is automatic - but haven't gotten around to making up my own page templates.

    In the mean time, I am adding links manually. The problem is that the WordPress interface is removing them once they are published - or when I move from "visual" to "text". Has this perhaps anything to do with "moderate any comments with more than one link" - only these aren't comments, they're fully blown pages. It puzzles me that this should happen, as I could post as many links as I chose when using my hand-cranked html site.

    I will add that I am an active member of several forums and give advice freely - just as long as I can help. I think this needs a little understanding.

  14. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    May I point out that the problem seems to be with the WordPress interface - or has to do with some kind of exception that I can manage should I know where the button is hidden.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    or when I move from "visual" to "text".

    Aha! That's the answer I needed to the question I asked earlier! Moving back & forth between Text & Visual will wipe out inserted markup. General rule of thumb: pick an editing tab for a Post and then stick to it.

    And please bear in mind that I do take breaks from time to time. To eat, amongst other things. :-)

  16. Moving back and fourth will wipe out inserted by hand markup. Inserted by the TinyMCE buttons in the Visual Editor mode should be fine. ;)

  17. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thankyou Esmi. I had no idea that moving between two elements of [what appears to be] the same web page would have such disastrous effects!

    When you said "different text editors" or whatever, I imagined you meant ... different as in, well, totally different.

    Why is it that I can move from 'visual' to 'text' on my old Seamonkey composer, and not in a super-advanced system like WordPress??? I am astonished! I had simply no idea that such a simple and obvious move would hit back with such force.

    Does this have effects when I am composing posts too? Am I losing data unawares??? I guess the answer is "yes".

    I will have to tread more carefully in WordPress now, as these land mines cost much time and waste a lot of effort.

    Oh, and when posting as a senior on forums and there is a hot debate going on, I usually state that I am signing off for a while. It means those who can't see me driving off to Utrecht will at least know I am not present on the web.

  18. brookinp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have just updated wordpress and now my photos are gone from the pages, everything else on the page is fine. What did the update do and how to I fix this.

  19. *Totally off topic for a moment*

    Oh, and when posting as a senior on forums and there is a hot debate going on, I usually state that I am signing off for a while.

    Announcement: I'm signing off for a little while but may (or optionally may not) reply to threads as an unpaid volunteer on the forums. But I do expect to receive excellent good will and karma, please keep that coming forward. Someone please inform my forum Boss (she know's who she is [she's a team rep is all, she says] not really my boss).

    BTW in case it’s not clear that was written with tongue firmly in cheek. ;)

    Please consider lightening it up. Esmi, you, I and the other volunteers are doing this on our own time as stated previously out of the goodness of their own heart. Honest. There's no obligation for anyone to inform here at all.

    If you don’t like a reply (including this one) then just please ignore it.

    *Jan now returns to the regularly scheduled programming on this channel*

  20. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @brookinp

    Start a new thread with your problem instead of posting in someone elses.

    Or in the case you are Gemma017, don't create multiple accounts.

  21. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aaron,
    do I have multiple accounts? Which is my other one? I could use that instead ... if you wished.

    Have you any idea why the interface annuls the changes I make? It makes no sense to me.

    [Unnecessary comments removed]

  22. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is a known issue with links being removed sometimes in specific cases in 3.5:

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/22888

    That bug is expected to be fixed in 3.5.1.

  23. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thankyou Samuel. There was much that was of interest, if rather technical.

    I think for the moment I am better off using an off-screen editor and posting it into the text editor later. Had I known of the problem, I would have done this from the start!

  24. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why is it that I can move from 'visual' to 'text' on my old Seamonkey composer, and not in a super-advanced system like WordPress???

    There is a long-standing "feature" in the WordPress TinyMCE (Visual) Editor whereby markup you add manually in the Text editor is removed when you switch back to the Visual tab. That's not likely to change in the near future.

    But as Otto says, there's also a new bug whereby some markup generated by the Visual editor is being removed by the Text editor. This bug is pretty specific and, as far as I can tell, only affects links when the link has been added after the text and the text was already a block-level element (such as a heading or a list item). My own testing suggest that if plain text is turned into a link first and then made into a heading or a list item, the bug shouldn't be triggered.

    But under the circumstances, I'd suggest avoiding moving back and forth between editing tabs when working on any one post. At the very least until WordPress 3.5.1 is released - at which point, you could try cautiously re-testing to check if the bug has been fixed.

    Does this have effects when I am composing posts too? Am I losing data unawares??? I guess the answer is "yes".

    It very much depends upon a number of factors - such as:
    - are you adding markup to your content manually using the Text pane?
    - whether you're triggering the new bug by (say) creating a list item then turning it into a link OR avoiding the bug by creating the link first and turning it into a list item afterwards.

    It's these kinds of subtle, but important, differences that can sometimes make our questions and requests for exact details seem rather petty at first glance. However, this kind of minutiae can make all the difference when tracking down the root of the problem.

    Oh, and when posting as a senior on forums and there is a hot debate going on, I usually state that I am signing off for a while. It means those who can't see me driving off to Utrecht will at least know I am not present on the web.

    Not sure if that would work well here. Usually what happens is that people will dive in on any topic where they think they can help - irrespective of whether any forum regular had already been involved. As you can see from this topic, having a few people helping is not at all unusual.

    Granted, forum regulars to try to target unanswered topics first but, if they spot a topic where someone else hasn't answered after more than 3 or 4 hours, they will try to chip in if they can. As a result, we end up with 24hr support rather than "8 hours with time out for meal breaks" support. It seems to work quite well for the most part.

  25. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And this thread is a prime example why I offer my time on these forums. Get to learn something new everyday!

  26. Gemma017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thankyou Esmi

    You say "It's these kinds of subtle, but important, differences that can sometimes make our questions and requests for exact details seem rather petty at first glance." - in regard of your question about editors, you were asking the wrong question in my eyes. I saw **no difference** between the visual and the text editors. You assumed that I did, and that was one root of the problem.

    I have used editors of this kind for decades, and never have I had a problem moving from the source code editor to the visual editor.

    Nor can I imagine any sensible reason for it stripping out code in the way it does when moving. To me this state of affairs is astonishing.

    That however, is not for me to judge. I need now to find an editor that will work sensibly with the WordPress interface so that I can get about my work and let WordPress organize itself in any way it chooses.

  27. haibigboy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I dont know if this is help but do u use wp super edit, the free edition is more than enough for your need

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic