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Wrong URL for Links page & Link Categories page on both sites, primary/secondary (10 posts)

  1. MGmirkin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, so I've Installed MultiSite and WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin.

    Finally got Pageok GoDaddy error squared away by adding second domain name to my Hosted Domains screen, which took 24 hours to get off "pending" status. Works perfect now. Anyway...

    So I wanted to go and add some links to my site(s) and then create a links page using Links Shortcode, a handy plugin for such things.

    Problem is, my Links page & Link Categories are broken. On both sites, primary and secondary. As far as I can tell, other admin areas function correctly. Not sure why Links & Link Categories aren't working. (Nope, problem wasn't caused by Links Shortcode, as far as I can tell; tried deactivating it and same problem persisted).

    So, the problem is thus: when I click either Links or Link Categories, no Links Shortcode (the plugin's menu option works fine), it takes me to a page that just says "Cheatin' uh?" (I'd think it should be "eh?" personally, but I won't quibble over silly utterances).

    Both links point to ".../wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=link_category"

    If I instead shorten it to ".../wp-admin/edit-tags.php" Well, it does what it says and takes me to a screen for editing "tags" rather than links.

    So, clearly something's pointing to the totally wrong place.

    Looking through my files I'm assuming it's supposed to point to Link Manager? Wait, what?? Apparently "Links" is disabled by default post- WP 3.5 and wants you to 'install' a plugin 'Links Manager' if you want to use Links anymore? What's up with that? Silliness.

    Okay, I've installed Link Manager and will test it. But that still doesn't fix the "wrong URL" on the Links button & the Link Categories menu option. Those should still get fixed.

  2. MGmirkin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, so AFTER installing Link Manager, it looks like the links point to the right places. However, one couldn't even install link manager from the placeholder page, 'cause the link on the left sidebar doesn't point to the placeholder page(s), it points to somewhere completely different & broken. How odd...

    Anyway, Links are back up & running now, but this bug / misdirection should get fixed ASAP.

  3. MGmirkin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ahh, I see, so once installed Link Categories points to:

    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=link_category

    So, it looks like both Links & Link Categories were by default pointing to the location of "Link Categories" rather than each pointing to it own respective location.

    On installing Link Manager, Links points to:

    /wp-admin/link-manager.php

    instead of

    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=link_category

    Though the fact that the latter didn't bring up the placeholder page telling you to go download the plugin didn't help...

    Anyway, I guess just need to update the Links URL and maybe make it so the Links Category link points somewhere that also asks you to install the plugin.

    Hmm, maybe the coders meant to point both to the Link Manager page, to request the user install the plugin, but instead pointed it to the broken Link Categories page, where no such install request is forthcoming?

    I think that's all...

  4. Problem is, my Links page & Link Categories are broken. On both sites, primary and secondary. As far as I can tell, other admin areas function correctly. Not sure why Links & Link Categories aren't working. (Nope, problem wasn't caused by Links Shortcode, as far as I can tell; tried deactivating it and same problem persisted).

    Did anything work BEFORE you turned on Multisite?

    What plugins are you using?

    Have you tried turning them ALL off?

  5. MGmirkin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Don't know whether it was working before turning on MultiSite. HAdn't gotten things on the overall sites up and running that far at the time, and can't go "back in time." However, I can certainly go about deactivating EVERYthing (including Link Manager, which already makes things "work"; turning it off makes things "not work" again) and see if the problem persists. My guess is yes. But, who knows? BRB

  6. MGmirkin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, that's queer... So, I literally network deactivated everything via the network admin area. Then went to both "sites" and deactivated everything that was still being listed as "active" on either one. Now NOTHING is active. But now "Links" area doesn't even show up on the left sidebar on EITHER site. Weird.

    So... Hmm. What does that mean?

    On a hunch, I've re-enabled Links Shortcode on one of the sites (not network activate). And the links area shows up again, only on that site.

    So it has the Links button on the left and the sub-menu with Link Categories & Links Shortcode.

    So, it seems like if the link sidebar isn't there to begin with, the Links Sidebar adds it? I'm guessing maybe it has its own "copy" of the links sidebar that it overrides the Sidebar items with? But in this case it's putting in things that simply aren't there?

    Hmm, so if I deactivate Links Shortcode, the option is no longer there. If I then try to manually open /wp-admin/link-manager.php, it comes up with a 404 error and can't find it. If I re-activate Links Shortcode, and try to open /wp-admin/link-manager.php then it gives me the message asking me to download / install the Link Manager. But if I just click either Links or Link Categories from the Links menu, it sends me to the erroneous Link Categories URL that just says "Cheatin' uh?"

    Odd...

    Not wuite sure precisely what it all means. Maybe someone with more WP savvy than I can riddle it all out?

    Anyway, that's what I can figure out, I guess? But Link Manager basically fixes it...

  7. But now "Links" area doesn't even show up on the left sidebar on EITHER site. Weird.

    No, we removed Links in 3.5 ;) Not weird. Given that Link Manger is described as "Enables the Link Manager that existed in WordPress until version 3.5." we thought that was kinda obvious.

  8. MGmirkin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, having had Links Shorcode installed since I set up the site, due to having had it in regular use on a different site since before WP 3.5 (maybe 3.4.2-ish?), I didn't realize Links had been COMPLETELY removed from the admin area in the interim.

    Anywho... So, yes, to me, weird.

    Why did they completely remove Links? Seems somehow... Odd. Is it just because a lot of people didn't use it? Or was there some vulnerability associated with it, or did they just think it promoted too many spammy link sites?

    *Shrug*

    Well, anyway. Have Link Manager & Links Shortcode both working now.

  9. MGmirkin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Given that Link Manger is described as "Enables the Link Manager that existed in WordPress until version 3.5."

    Well, yeah, I know that NOW... ;)

    Just hadn't actually seen the site w/o the Links area. Or if I did, I didn't notice it was missing. If only 'cause one of the first things I installed was the Links Shortcode plugin, which gave the usual old appearance, if not the full functionality, apparently...

    So, yeah, to ME it was weird not seeing the Links area listed anymore.

    But, we're past that now... Ephemera are fleeting things.

  10. I may regret asking this, but why did you install the Link Manger plugin if you didn't know what it did?

    So ... okay, where are we now with broken/fixed?

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