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[resolved] How do I change where clicking on an image takes me? (11 posts)

  1. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    HELP!!
    I have been searching for hours and can't find a forum post that seems to apply to my situation.

    I am using WP for my website. With the theme that is set up, in order to get images (or other content) into the body of the page, I have to just "Add Media" into the main window of the "Edit Page" area.

    Here's my problem.... After I have added an image, I go to the page and it is there fine, but when I click on it it goes to what I think is my default page layout (complete with header and footer) with the image name(in text) and the image in the body of the page.
    How do I change that, some i want to link to other content and others I don't want to link anywhere and others I want to link to the image its self, but I definitely do not want that default page.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Can you replicate the problem using the default Twenty Fourteen theme with all plugins deactivated?

  3. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm not sure... Can I switch themes without loosing all the stuff I have set in the various features of this theme (which by the way is just a custom thing with a few bells and whistles developed by the person who setup the site long before I got here)
    and if not can I backup everything and restore it should things go awry?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    There is no magic bullet in these situations. This is just basic troubleshooting - a process of elimination deliberately designed to locate the root cause as quickly as possible by first removing the most obvious and common culprits via a series of (often) temporary steps.

    Your theme & plugin settings are saved in your database and should be retained for future use.

  5. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    yes, it does the same thing.... I can go to the product page and when I click on the image it sends me to a default page with the image and name in the body.

    ** I did what you suggested and deactivated all plug ins and changed themes adn the results were the same.**

  6. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    here is the site page link

    And if you click on the box "WE OFFER SEVERAL...." end up here

    that is what I want to change

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Change to what? At present, you told WordPress to provide a link to that image's attachment page when you inserted it.

  8. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    in that specific case I will end up having it link to a pdf of our catalog. on some of the other pages i want to set the link to another page or whatever.
    how do I change the link?
    I have tried changing it on the image details in the media on the edit page
    I have tried changing in on the actual media.
    I have tried to change the permalinks (although I may have been doing that one wrong)

  9. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I re read what you said and figured out the issue.... when I am inserting the media to the page i HAVE TO specify where I want it to link to. I completely missed that.

    Can I change that link once it is embedded or do I have to remove and re-insert all the images?

  10. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Forget it.... Such a NOOB... once I realized where the linking was being set, I figured it all out... I see it there on the edit page... Thanks.

  11. Christopher411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks Again

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