Links automatically created - how to stop? (3 posts)

  1. jimesten
    Posted 4 years ago #

    After the most recent update of WordPress, we've noticed that any word used in the text of a page or post that happens to match the title of another page or post is automatically converted to a hyperlink. This itself is a problem but to make it even a bit stranger, the hyperlink that gets created isn't necessarily to the page with that title.

    Example.. we have a page named "Submit" .. on another page, we have some text above a form that tells the user to complete the form and click submit... the word submit was converted to a hyperlink.

    The only resolution was to alter the text where we saw this happen to not use a word that happened to match a page name. Has anyone else seen this? If so, any workaround to just stop this behavior?



  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's not WordPress core functionality. Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. Rev. Voodoo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try killing your plugins and testing....

    Then switching to twentyeleven and testing

    It sounds like aplugin gone wonky, but could be a theme issue

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