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W3TC has modified/broken all my outbound links - How can I revert? (3 posts)

  1. HoneyTrek
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've discovered that W3 Total Cache has modified ALL outbound links in my WordPress site. You can see an example of the modified outbound links after I ran W3TC (and it attempted to make a cached copy of my links and videos):

    http://honeytrek.com/southern-vietnam-getaways-muine/ (search the term "see Facebook slideshow" to go straight to a outbound link that is now broken)

    That link currently points to... "http://www.honeytrek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/photo.php?fbid=565879903488420&set=a.565879833488427.1073741841.137775936298821&type=3&theater" instead it should point to that page over on Facebook.com/HoneyTrek...

    ...respectively, but W3 Total Cache has 'updated' them, apparently trying to make them point to copies in a cache? Anyway they both 404 now, as they've been altered.

    This is true for all outbound links on the site now. I've changed re-saving settings etc. in W3 Total Cache without any success. Obviously this is quite a serious problem as all my outbound links now 404 on my site (fyi, internal links all work fine).

    Any idea how to revert this? Thanks.



  2. joecasanova
    Posted 2 years ago #

    W3TC did this to me, too, when I updated my CDN settings.

    It's really bad that the default settings for this can seriously break websites. The default settings should be a safe mode.

  3. HoneyTrek
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Joe tell me about it. I still can not believe it....and i have spent literally WEEKS trying to fix this, and i still have hundreds of broken links on my site.
    not to mention every embed and iframe on my site is also broken. WTF W3TC!!!!

    have anyone heard of a way to fix all these broken links?

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