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by Mmfh 5 replies
Hey everyone,
I have been trying to get this to work for over a week and I've decided to just ask the experts here and stop wasting so much time.

I'm using the flexibility theme and I'm having a problem attaching links to my photo's.

I want my visitor to be able to click on a photo and go to Amazon. I insert photo with no problem and than click on the photo to edit it. Clicking on the photo allows the "link" button to light up in the toolbar and I then click on the link button to attach a link to that photo.

I copy the link from Amazon and put it in the url box for the link and click update.

When I look at the url for the link when I hover over the photo the address includes my site address first and than the "<a href=" info.

What am I doing to tell it that the link should go to my site and not to Amazon?

I've done it this exact way with different themes on different sites and it worked great.

This stuff can drive a guy to drink!

Any help would be absolutely wonderful!
Thanks very much!

Mm
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  • Profile picture of the author edynas
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    theeasiest way is switch to html mode and look for the this part
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    <a href="the url is here"><img src="the location of your image"></a>
    look at the the url is here part...what is there is it the wrong url like http://yoursite.com/http://theamazonurl.com

    if so just delete that part of your own url.
    if not....the first thing that come to my mind is a plugin that messes things up. look for a plugin that does rewriting and deactivate that and see if it worked. if yes you found the quilty one and reconsider that plugin and see if you can find an alternative or if there is an update

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    • Profile picture of the author Mmfh
      Thanks for your reply!
      Yes as you have it the url of my site come before the actual link and I cannot change it.

      The only plugin I have on this site right now is TinyMce and that would suck if that was the problem because I've come to really like that pluggin.

      I'll do some digging.

      Thank you very much!

      Mm
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      • Profile picture of the author edynas
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        Originally Posted by Mmfh View Post

        Thanks for your reply!
        Yes as you have it the url of my site come before the actual link and I cannot change it.

        The only plugin I have on this site right now is TinyMce and that would suck if that was the problem because I've come to really like that pluggin.

        I'll do some digging.

        Thank you very much!

        Mm
        Have you looked at the html view of your post? if it's like it's there then you can change it just delete the part that is wrong

        Edwin
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    When you first upload and insert your image to the post/page, if you are using the Wordpress editor to do the upload, just before you click the 'insert into post' button, look above that and there is a section that says 'link image to'.

    There you have a few choices, 'no url', 'file url' or 'post url'. Maybe you have one of those checked with a url already in place. You can change the url there to your Amazon link. Or if you click none and then do it the way you are doing, maybe that will fix the situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgeO7
    Click post url and then change what they give you to the URL that you really want.
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