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BirdOPrey5 12 Jun 2011 18:44

No problem. thanks for the update, glad it is working.

It looks like I'll need to do an update for it to work with ampersands (&) since S&B doesn't seem to be working for me. Curious if you can see if it's working for you.

Also I'm going to download the skimlinks plugin and confirm one way or the other if the mods will work together in plugin mode. In Javascript mode it will work for sure.

adwade 12 Jun 2011 18:52

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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 (Post 2206684)
Wow... for a list like that please confirm you are using "Match whole word only" is YES and "Case Sensitive?" is yes. That should prevent any issues.

I did notice the mod is not matching "S&B" so I will look into that issue.

I added the S&B entry back in, but you are correct. For some reason, it doesn't show up as a link. To my knowledge, this is the only entry that's not working now. See http://www.recumbentriders.org/forum...ead.php?p=5128 for an example.

BirdOPrey5 12 Jun 2011 18:59

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Originally Posted by Spinball (Post 2206695)
Skimlinks uses two methods of operation - the Javascript and a plugin. We use the plugin.
I have a concern that the plugin might clash with this mod.

Spinball, are you talking about the "SkimWords" feature of SkimLinks? If so it sounds like it does pretty much the same thing as this mod.

Unfortunately it would seem without a Skimlinks account I can't do much testing.

I hope you consider testing the mod. This mod makes no changes to the database so disabling or removing it will immediately undo any changes it makes to posts.

If there is a conflict it may be a fairly easy fix such as changing the execution order of the plugins.

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Originally Posted by adwade (Post 2206741)
I added the S&B entry back in, but you are correct. For some reason, it doesn't show up as a link. To my knowledge, this is the only entry that's not working now. See http://www.recumbentriders.org/forum...ead.php?p=5128 for an example.

Yeah I pasted all your words and links into my test site and only S&B is not linking, I'm sure it's a special character issue, I will work on it and have a fix soon I expect.

adwade 12 Jun 2011 19:19

Quick Question...

In the post at http://tinyurl.com/3kptwls the fifth line down ends by saying: He rides a TerraTrike by WizWheels.

WizWheelz is one of my words, but it doesn't show up as a LINK in this case. Is that because I have Match Whole Words Only set to YES -and- there is a period following the word in this case?

BirdOPrey5 12 Jun 2011 20:09

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Originally Posted by adwade (Post 2206760)
Quick Question...

In the post at http://tinyurl.com/3kptwls the fifth line down ends by saying: He rides a TerraTrike by WizWheels.

WizWheelz is one of my words, but it doesn't show up as a LINK in this case. Is that because I have Match Whole Words Only set to YES -and- there is a period following the word in this case?

Your list of keyword was Wizwheelz with a "Z" - that post is Wizwheels with an "S."

Whole words will work with periods, exclamation points, spaces, new lines- basically any normal punctuation that would end a word.

BirdOPrey5 13 Jun 2011 01:47

adwade - I have figured out the "S&B" issue is because the & is being turned into the HTML code for an "&."

I will update the mod, probably tomorrow, but for now if you want change your keyword:


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And it should link S&B as expected. :up:

BirdOPrey5 13 Jun 2011 19:54

Updated to Version 1.2

Fixed bug when ampersand (&) and other special HTML characters were used in keywords. Keywords with these characters (ex: S&B) will work as expected.

Spinball 14 Jun 2011 12:38

Another couple of points.
We would want some transparency to our visitors. Every time a link is added, we would want some kind of indication of that. Otherwise people whose posts have been changed will complain that it will look like they posted the link and therefore endorse it.
Could we have a title attribute of something like
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Shopping links added by AVForums
?

Also it would be nice if we could track the number of added links and clicks some how.
My ad guy suggested inserting a 1x1 pixel also.

Have you considered any of these ideas?

BirdOPrey5 14 Jun 2011 14:36

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Originally Posted by Spinball (Post 2207545)
Have you considered any of these ideas?

I figured the issue of having links added to posts should be told to the users by way of an announcement and/or forum rules noting that the forum has a policy of auto-linking certain keywords and users should understand some links may be added to their posts. If you want to list your keywords or such that is up to you.

If your're using skimwords they should already be used to this.

The custom CSS option allows you to make links generated by this mod look different than ordinary user-added links so that could help reduce confusion too.

I suppose I could add an option to append a line to any post altered by this mod something like "For your convenience some keywords in this post have been auto-linked." - Obviously something you could edit.

But the tracking of links would involve edits to the database and that was never something I was intending to do with this mod. May I add it one day- possibly- but it likely will not be anytime soon.

Adding a spot for a 1-pixel gif would only help track if someone was willing to make a separate gif for each keyword. It could be done but does anyone really want to go through that much trouble? And it would only show how many times a link was displayed, would be of no help tracking clicks.

BirdOPrey5 14 Jun 2011 16:22

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New in 1.3: Added optional notice on posts with links and associated phrase.

You can now choose to display a custom notice in posts, PMs, visitor messages, and social group posts to alert users that keywords have automatically been turned into links.

To edit this notice use the Phrase Manager and edit the GLOBAL phrase: bop5_wordlinks_note.
HTML code is allowed in phrases. {1} will be replaced with the number of keywords linked in a post. Its use in the phrase is optional.

Artes_Marciales 14 Jun 2011 16:35

Great Work!!!! : D

I have a suggestion but do not know if it will be very difficult to program
Registered users can enable or disable "Word Links" from your profile?
That would be perfect.

BirdOPrey5 14 Jun 2011 16:41

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Originally Posted by Artes_Marciales (Post 2207658)
Great Work!!!! : D

I have a suggestion but do not know if it will be very difficult to program
Registered users can enable or disable "Word Links" from your profile?
That would be perfect.

It would require you as admin to make a custom profile field but the logic would be pretty easy to program in the mod, I just don't know how many admins would like to give the choice to disable- would defeat the purpose of the mod.

But I will try and work it into the next update.

Artes_Marciales 14 Jun 2011 16:58

Ok, Thanks!! : D

I think registered users may not want to see the links and I think is very good for them to have the possibility to enable or disable the mod.

BirdOPrey5 15 Jun 2011 01:50

BUG-FIX!

I noticed today that the option to "Match Whole Words Only" was being ignored and upon investigation I see it has been broken since version 1.0. (It was working in the Betas). I have fixed this issue and released version 1.31.

I am also well into development of an option to manage links and keywords via a csv datafile, so it's easier to keep track of than the two boxes currently in use. I expect to have this newer version out in the next day or two.

BirdOPrey5 15 Jun 2011 21:19

Big update today... Two new features.

1) For those of you with a lot of keywords and links it's hard to keep track of which keyword goes to which link in the two separate boxes you can now put all your keywords and links together in one .csv (comma separate value) data file and upload it and the mod will pull its info from the data file instead of the two boxes.

In addition you can use advanced features if using the datafile such as setting the "target" and "rel" attributes for each link individually if you choose. If you don't specify a target or a rel value the mod will use whatever setting you have chosen in the mod settings.

A sample datafile is included and an example is here:

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You can make a csv file in a text editor or use a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel and "Save As" a common CSV file.

The second new feature is integration with an optional Custom User Profile Field. If you make a custom profile field to enable users to turn automatic word linking on or off you can tell this mod which field number you created and the mod will disable itself for anyone who turns it off. (By default it's on.) Full instructions on how to make a custom user profile field is included in the mod instructions.

A separate How-To make a compatible csv datafile is also included in the mod .zip fie.


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