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  • #4821

    J32
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    I have been stumbling across the Simple Urls plugin today and tried it out on my test blog. So far I am not sure if I understand correctly how it works or if I am just missing something.

    My posts usually look like this: A linked product image with a description and a BUY button. The linked product image and the buy button both have the same outbound link which I would like to mask. Now I go into Simple URL’s and create a masked version of my outbound link.

    Example:

    Title: Funny Mugs
    Redirect to: http://www.outboundurl.com/funny-mugs
    Permalink: http://mysite.com/go/funny-mugs/

    Now, if I have an existing post which includes the original outbound link already, will Simple Urls automatically replace those links with the new permalink or will I have to do this manually?

    Thank you for your time and effort in advance.

    #4836

    Kraft
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    Hi j32 – it’s a manual process. The plugin doesn’t try to do more than what everyone commonly expects from it, to keep everyone’s site from too much extra code.


    Brandon Kraft
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    #4839

    J32
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply Brandon! Ok, that means I will have to find a way to search for an outbound link once in a post and then replace it with the new permalink. Doing it manually will take me too much time.

     

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