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[resolved] UK Links not Changing but Others Are? (6 posts)

  1. BU810
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Once I deactivated W3 Total Cache, the link localizer has worked for the most part. I was able to test France, Canada and Germany and they all work.

    But every time I try from the UK, it doesn't change. I don't know how that's possible. I have a UK affiliate ID put in. But still doesn't seem to work.

    If anyone here is in the UK I'd appreciate if you could test the Amazon links here and let me know if you're getting them changing to UK or not.

    http://www.breakup-advice.org/getting-over-a-broken-heart/recovering-from-painful-end-affair

    If they aren't working, as I'm finding, then hopefully Pete can take a look?

    Once that's working, I'm still hoping to learn more about whether it's completely impossible to use this with a cache and what to do if it isn't. But I'd love to get the UK links working too.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/amazon-affiliate-link-localizer/

  2. PeteWilliams
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    As mentioned in your other posts, these links are working fine for me (in the UK).

  3. BU810
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for checking Pete. I appreciate it. Looks like it's working fine then. Now my only concern is caching.

    It would be so great to find a cache plugin that is known to work with the link localizer.

  4. PeteWilliams
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try some others out, find out what works, and let us know :)

    Or try contacting the author of the plugin which breaks things! :)

  5. BU810
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's very hard to test what's working on our end as you've seen since proxies are so inconsistent and I don't know any other way to test well without a friend on the other side of the pond.

    I don't know that I'd say the cache plugin is "breaking things." I assumed there is just something in how caches work in general that your plugin doesn't account for. Didn't I see you mention somewhere that it has to do with how the caches compress or something like that?

    In any case, I could be wrong but it seems more like something the link localizer would have to adapt to rather than the caches be able to adapt to.

    But I'd really like to hear others' opinions on this. There must be others who really need to localize links and use caches both. Maybe if there were enough of us we could chip in and pay you something for your time.

  6. adventurenick
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @BU810 - not sure if you saw my comment in the other thread, so I'll share the tip here too.

    If you've gotten it working, just without running W3TC, you might be able to still use W3TC - go to the Minify settings page and scroll down to the advanced options and try adding the JS file for this plugin to the section that says Never minify the following JS files:

    add this to that field and W3TC should avoid minifying the file...
    wp-content/plugins/amazon-affiliate-link-localizer/js/amazon_linker.min.js

    Getting it working with W3TC is definitely important, since it's one of the most used and most efficient WordPress cache plugins, with nearly 2 million downloads. It has a lot of things to configure though, which can lead people to think that it's breaking things if it's not configured properly. Give that suggestion a try and let me know if it works. If you need to, you can also disable minification entirely in W3TC and still have the other parts of the caching plugin continue to work.

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