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Thread: Some link shortener is messed up

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    deltacollegiate is offline Junior Member
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    Default Some link shortener is messed up

    Hi,

    I am running a website for the student newspaper at my college, and it uses some sort of link shortener. I have no idea how it all works since I just took over running it for someone else who quit. All I've had to do so far was post new articles, etc, but now something is screwy.

    The link is: http://www.deltacollegiate.com.

    That is supposed to redirect to: http://www.deltacollegiate.altervista.org.

    Now, with the home page it works just fine like it's supposed to. But, if you click any link (like, to an article), you get an error message that says the following:

    "Destination Unknown

    Everything's working on our side, so the short link you clicked is either wrong or has been retired."

    To get it to work, you have to get into the address bar and replace ".com" with ".altervista.org"

    Example: http://deltacollegiate.com/retail-ro...-a-ghost-town/

    I don't know what's wrong and I've been trying to fix it. Some link shortener is involved but I'm not finding any solutions. Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks

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    alemoppo is offline AlterVista Staff
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    You have to set the domain "http://deltacollegiate.altervista.org/" in phpMyAdmin in option table.

    You can purchase/import a second-level domain by switching to alterBlog.

    Bye!

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    deltacollegiate is offline Junior Member
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    Not sure if I am misunderstanding something but when I go to avwp_options under my_deltacollegiate in databases, it shows this for siteurl

    1 siteurl http://deltacollegiate.altervista.org/ yes

    which I take to mean that it is set to that domain already.

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    alemoppo is offline AlterVista Staff
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    In the avwp_options table, search for "home" and change it (the table has many pages).

    Bye!

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    deltacollegiate is offline Junior Member
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    That fixed it. thanks
    Last edited by deltacollegiate; 09-14-2018 at 06:49 PM.

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    deltacollegiate is offline Junior Member
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    It would be nice to know why the link shortener isn't working though. You used to be able to go to, oh say, deltacollegiate.com/archives and it would redirect to deltacollegiate.altervista.org/archives, now it wouldn't do that anymore. At least going to deltacollegiate.com still works

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    deltacollegiate is offline Junior Member
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    OK another problem

    Now that it's on the new deltacollegiate.altervista.org home page, new articles that I post with Wordpress are not showing up on the home page. I made sure to set the "feature on home page" setting and it didn't work. What's the deal?
    Last edited by deltacollegiate; 09-14-2018 at 07:16 PM.

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    alemoppo is offline AlterVista Staff
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    You should ask the developer of the template.
    I see this your site like this:



    "FAN makes impact on..." is the last article?

    Bye!

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