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  • When inserting a gallery, even though I choose link to media file, it is going to the attachment page. I’ve tried this on 3 separate installs, and even on the twenty twelve theme, and when de-activating all plugins.

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  • Just been exploring this – try changing the ‘link to’ ‘attachment page’ and then back to ‘media file’ again in the dropdown.

    I think the gallery settings ‘Link to’ isn’t applying the setting initially shown, changing the dropdown in any way then gets the link setting properly applied. Once the gallery has a setting it then seems to work ok.

    To replicate:
    Create a new gallery, don’t touch the ‘Link to’. Gallery shortcode has no link=file or link=post.
    Create a new gallery, change ‘Link to’ setting in any way. Gallery shortcode has link=file or link=post as appropriate.

    Can you confirm my findings?

    Yes, confirmed.

    Changed from media to attachment, saved, then back to media file and saved. It is now linking to the media file correctly.

    I don’t think you even need the first save: making the dropdown show attachment and then media file, then save, seems sufficient.

    I’ve searched and found no record of this bug, so I’ve submitted a ticket.

    Thanks. I didn’t see a ticket either, but I thought I’d come to the forums first to see if it was me or not. I even tried it in the latest beta, and the problem was still there.

    Thanks for the help.

    Confirmed that it’s a problem for me as well. You can also manually go into source view and just add link=”file” to your gallery shortcode for now as a short term fix.

    Yup, I’m experiencing this as well. Anyone know a fix? I know i can simply go switch to attachment and then back to file but I need it to default that way. I work with multiple people on a blog and I can’t seem to make them all do this. They forget, etc. thanks

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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    @mfalk75, you can discuss that in your own thread.

    Having this issue as well.

    Alternate solution to the source view fix @technabob mentioned…switch the link dropdown to ‘Attachment’, update, switch it back to ‘Media File’, update. Voila.

    Bug needs fixing!

    Any updates on this issue?

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