List Manager Forum

Trying to create a link

User bramsan 2011-11-07 23:49:51

Before purchasing, I checked the other posts about this, and even tried a link on your demo and it worked until I tried to place the kind of link I need in the text field and it's not seeming to work.

Here's the affiliate link like I'm going to need to place in every listing.

a target="_blank" href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=X7Ne4xSoB6c&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Ftrance-sitar%252Fid314860280%253Fuo%253D4%2526partnerId%253D30">Trance Sitar

Is it too long? For some reason it's not working on my site and you have a limit placed in that field on your demo.

And the down limit and up limit fields won't accept values so I can't try to make them longer.

Your extension is unusable to me unless I can add these links to my list.

Thanks

Edited by bramsan - 07.11.2011 23:50

Moonsoft support 2011-11-08 00:14:37

Hello,
yes, we've tested your link and it's being limited by database field (250 chars). As you need some more text to create your link, you can change the size of the field to for example, to 500 chars, this way:
locate table prefix_joomla_listmanager_values

change field 'value' from VARCHAR(250) to VARCHAR(500).

That should do the work. If you don't have access to your database, we could send you an script or an upgrade to make the change.

Hope this helps
Moonsoft Team

User bramsan 2011-11-08 01:12:33

I appreciate the quick reply.

I changed that value and it did allow the link, but for some reason I'm getting an error message when I click on it.

For now, I figured out that I can use an is.gd URL shortener, but they make me nervous for long term links, so I'll keep trying to figure it out.

thanks

Moonsoft support 2011-11-08 10:03:06

Hello,
yes, maybe you are having problems because you are using the encoded url. If you paste the link at your explorer, the underlying address is this one:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trance-sitar/id314860280?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Using this we had no problems in creating the link at the table. If for any reason you need to paste the encoded one, let us know so we can search the way to create the right html for it.

Best regards,
Moonsoft Team

User bramsan 2011-11-08 17:45:55

I'll try that, thanks.

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