April 18, 2017 at 11:02 am #5461
I’ve been using your plugin for a few years to deliver weekly digests to our small forum. This week – the [digest-list] link didn’t work. Any idea why that might happen? I’m including the code from the email here.
I also forget how to test this…
And if [digest-list] won’t work – what is something else I could try. Thanks for your support Vinny!
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April 18, 2017 at 11:04 am #5463
Thanks for reaching out. What version of the digests plugin are you using? Version 1.7 was accidentally released with a bug over the weekend and soon afterwards replaced with v1.7.1.
April 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm #5491
Wordpress says “all plugins are up to date”. How do I force it to update?
April 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm #5492
It should find the update automatically. Since it hasn’t, please try clicking ‘Check Again’ in the Updates screen a couple of times.
Still, that shouldn’t cause the problem you’re seeing – my biggest concern was if you were using the bad version 1.7.
Try to update and let me know how it goes.
April 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm #5493
It won’t update. Just says that everything is up to date. But it is the older version – not the buggy one.
This is a screen shot one of my team members sent when they clicked on the link that is created with the [digest-list]. So weird…
April 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm #5494
April 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm #5496
Please create an admin account for me so I can have a look around. Please use the following email address: vinny [at] usestrict [dot] net.
April 21, 2017 at 10:07 am #5497
I just added you. You should get an email…
April 21, 2017 at 10:40 am #5498
Yep, got it. I clicked the Check Again button and saw the request hit the updater server and return a valid response. I really don’t know why your WP install isn’t recognizing it.
Can you check the file ownership and permissions for the digest in the plugins directory?
I’ll also reset the download counter so you can manually download and re-install it just in case.
April 21, 2017 at 11:19 am #5499
sorry – but where is the plugins directory?
April 21, 2017 at 11:56 am #5500
April 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm #5502
The plugins directory is under wp-content/ in the file system. It’s where you uploaded (if ever) the files via FTP.
The link was likely pointing to a post that was not published yet (and you were not logged in) and then got published, or you logged in. Try hitting the link in an incognito/private window to see if it still complains that it’s not found.
April 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm #5503
You are amazing! Thanks Vinny!!
April 24, 2017 at 11:57 am #5510
You are right. In an incognito window it still shows a page not found.
April 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm #5511
Going back through other digests and opening in an incognito window – I see this message.
Could I show the name of the topic or reply that was added to the forum – but not make it an active link. And then I’ll include a link to the forum login page.
April 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm #5513
The ‘your connection is not private’ message is a bad SSL set-up.
Can you forward me a few of the old digest messages so I can look at the generated link? I would expect the link to pass through the login window if necessary.
April 25, 2017 at 9:13 am #5521
I just emailed them to you.
April 25, 2017 at 10:08 am #5525
The topic was definitely private at the time of mailout, as you can see the ‘Private:’ just before the subject.
If you hover over the topic link, you’ll see it’s a huge URL, containing
bbpnns-digest-login=1. That’s the part that makes you log into the site in order to see the topic.
However, the functions I call to build the link,
get_permalink()are returning the httpS link, instead of http. Your Settings > General seems to be using
WP_SITEURLpointing to the non-SSL version of the site.
I don’t know how it is that you set it up initially that would return the httpS link. You probably have it set that way in the database.
So, first things first – you should get your SSL fixed, as it’s Google’s new recommendation. Depending on your host, you can get a Let’s Encrypt free certificate with a click of a button. I do that for all my sites and clients who host at Siteground (yes, it’s an affiliate link, but I stand by them).
Second, I’d try to figure out why those functions are returning https.
Third, I’d try to figure out why your WP is not showing the available update for the Digests plugin. I definitely see the check hitting my update server, but your install doesn’t seem to be accepting it. I know it’s not the updater class bundled with the plugin because I got the update notification on all my own installs.
And finally, something seems to be interfering with my login redirect code. After you’re presented with the login form, it’s supposed to take you to the post you clicked on. However, there seems to be a higher priority login action that’s taking precedence. I’ll release an update with a fix for that, but then we go right back to the third item above.
I hope this helps!
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