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[resolved] threewp broadcast parent links? (6 posts)

  1. speedyp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm experimenting with the threewp broadcast plugin.

    I can "broadcast" a post from a sub-site to my main site's home page. But the links always point to the main site / blog etc.

    I would prefer the links to take you back to the original post created on the sub-site. I've experimented with the "link this post to its children" but it doesn't appear to make any difference?

    Am I doing something wrong? Or is it impossible to link back to the original post from a broadcast post???

  2. Link this post to childen would have the post link to the subsite you're currently on, IIRC...

    http://s.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/threewp-broadcast/screenshot-1.png?r=569095

  3. speedyp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, thanks for confirming that, but that's what I've been trying, and for some reason it doesn't make any difference on my site? It's setup as subdomains, not folders if that makes any odds?

    Just wondered if I'd missed something or was doing something wrong...

    Thanks

  4. Subdomains vs subfolders shouldn't make a difference. You're writing this on the child site and pushing it out to the main site? Is this problem happening on all sites?

  5. speedyp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I have created 3 subsites and every post "pushed" to the main site links back to mainsite/blog/.. Using the "link to parent" broadcast option doesn't make any difference :(

    Discovered something new though... I had been having trouble with the images following the post in my magazine template. It appeared to have sorted itself out, until I started creating new posts with a different category and the images were missing again!

    It seems that I have to create a new category in the main blog first. Then, when I write a new post on a subsite using that category and the images work OK!

    Don't know if this helps regarding the back linking to the parent issue or not?

    The other thought that occurred was that maybe it's something to do with permalinks? All my sites have the /%postname%/ option. On my main site that is "blog (greyed out) / %postname%/"

    Why is nothing easy!??

    Edit: I just tried something else. I have a static home page. On the main site "reading" settings, the posts page was unchecked, so I set that to a blank page (contact). The broadcast posts all show up there as well, but still all linked to mainsite/blog/...

  6. speedyp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Update - decided to have another go, and noticed a little checkmark box at the bottom of the broadcast settings page in superadmin...

    "Override child post permalinks" I checked that and Bingo! Broadcast posts now linking back to the original subsites like I expected...

    I feel like such a dork.

    But in my defense, that setting was easily overlooked, and the documentation (such as it is) is less than clear, like most plugins.

    The links don't show as "pretty" but site_a/p123, but I can live with that, unless there's a way to fix?

    Anyway - thanks yet again for your help & support on this

    Cheers

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