I'm experiencing a maddening problem related to linking PDFs / media -- especially on the home page where WP inserts rel='attachment wp-att...' attributes. I've verified this on two separate blogs, one running 2.9.1, the other 2.9.2.
- click to edit home page
- Click to upload "Media" (e.g. PDF, word document)
- In Add Media box, for Link URL click "File URL"
- Insert into post
Result: instead of linking to the actual File URL:
WP links to the made-up page for the file:
What's strange is that between steps 4 and 5, if I view HTML I see this:
<a href='http://cantonbecker.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/recipes.doc' rel='attachment wp-att-798'>Test Word Doc</a><br />
But then after publishing, it changes itself to:
<a href='http://cantonbecker.com/welcome/attachment/recipes/' rel='attachment wp-att-798'>Test Word Doc</a><br />
The only work-around I've found is to manually remove the 'rel="attachment ...' -- but that's hardly something I can ask my less technically inclined clients to figure out and remember.
Why is WordPress messing with my links to uploaded media?
Why does WP add those rel='' relationship attributes when I insert media items on my home page, but not on other pages?
Thanks for any help. Pulling my hair out here.