Support » Fixing WordPress » URL Link Button On Post Page Stopped Working

  • Resolved WordWeaver777



    Yesterday, or perhaps the day before — I can’t remember now — I discovered that the URL link button on WP’s post page is no longer working. In other words, if I select text in a post that I am composing, and then click on the URL link button, nothing is happening. The little window is no longer appearing on my screen where I enter the actual URL. The only way that I can add a link at this current time is if I switch from the “Visual” tab to the “HTML” tab and then manually add the HTML code for the link.

    Other than updating “Xcloner-backup-and-restore” four days ago, installing SEO Smart Links Premium Personal version the day before that are the only changes that I have made to my WP setup this past week.

    I honestly don’t see how Xcloner could affect the URL link button, being as it is in no way related to it, and I don’t even run Xcloner everyday. On the other hand, there would seem to be a more direct relationship between the URL link button and SEO Smart Links.

    BTW, I deactivated both Xcloner and SEO Smart Links one at a time, and the problem still persists.

    Has anyone else experienced this anomaly? If so, how did you resolve it?

    I have posted a similar message on the SEO Smart Links support forum.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – checking through Troubleshooting WordPress 3.1 – Master List

    – 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 Ten 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.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

    Well, I don’t know how or why, but just as mysteriously as it stopped working, the link button started working again yesterday. To my knowledge, I did absolutely nothing to make this happen.

    Right before realizing that it was working again, all I did was select some text in a new post that I was working on, and I set its style to indent and italic.

    After that, when I went to add a link to some text that was further down in the same post, that is when I realized that the link button was working again.

    I am wondering if somehow something got “stuck”, and using the “indent” and “italic” buttons first somehow fixed the “link” button.

    I honestly don’t know. I am just guessing here. I am mystified.

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