Shop Forums WordPress Plugins change in topic url

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    • #5078
      Chris
      Participant

      Hi Vinny –
      It seems that after the latest update to the bbpnns plugin, the “Topic URL” has changed in the notification emails that are sent (for New Topics as well as Replies).
      I hope I’m not overlooking something obvious, but I am not sure why it’s happening.
      I’m including an example of ‘before and after’ . . . the ‘before’ is a more “user friendly” looking link . . . although it connects correctly either way.

      example of before the update:
      http://www.domain.com/wp_dir/forums/topic/name-of-forum-topic

      example of after the update:
      http://www.domain.com/wp_dir/?bbpnns-pgb-gateway=1&redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.domain.com%2Fwp_dir%2Fforums%2Ftopic%2Fname-of-forum-topic

      Either way, the link still works.
      It’s just a bit ‘prettier’ the short way. Is this an easy thing to change back?

      Thanks –
      Chris

    • #5113
      vinny
      Keymaster

      Hi Chris,

      The big problem is that the old way didn’t work for forums that required people to be logged in. The new way shows the login screen if they’re not logged in, and then takes them back to the topic.

      What you can do is to change the mailout template to use HTML and set the mailout preference to HTML or both. that way you can put the shortcode inside an a tag that will simply hide the long URL.

      For example, in the mailout template screen under Forums > Email Notifications, add this:

      Topic URL: <a href="[topic-url]">[topic-title]</a>

      Cheers,
      Vinny

    • #5115
      Chris
      Participant

      Perfect! – as always!
      Thank you, again, for your incredibly quick answer.
      Your support is AWESOME! Unmatched – anywhere!

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