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Solved SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by Hsk on September 23rd 2012, 8:11 am

Dear members of Forumotion,

I've been lurking around for a while, almost daily I have some question or problem with my forum, I would come here and search and always find an answer. But this time, I don't know, I can't seem to find a relevant topic.

In almost every forum I've been to, there is a way to link directly to a post. For example, in this forum, if you click at any post title it's actually a link to that post. This is not the case in my forum, I would greatly appreciate it if someone could tell me how to do this. Or if it is even possible.

Thank you, and I hope I posted in the right section.


EDIT: For example, the direct link to this post [not topic] is
Code:
http://help.forumotion.com/t115089-links-to-posts#752809


Last edited by Hsk on September 26th 2012, 8:59 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : To show an example.)

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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by Sanket on September 25th 2012, 4:55 am

Where did you see the link? Every post on this forum or your forum will have such a url.

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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by Hsk on September 25th 2012, 11:10 am

Thanks for the reply. I'll post screenshots to illustrate.

This is your post.


This is a post of the forum I'm administrating.


I can't find anywhere to obtain the link to a post. I hope this was better explained :S My English fails me sometimes lol.

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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by kirk on September 25th 2012, 6:16 pm

i never even noticed it before.
not sure how that works but will try to see ifthere is a setting for it or somthing? i am sure there is a easy way to get it..

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Lol thats just the tile of the topic, they do not click anywhere, if you look at your screenshot, yours just says subject>with the topic title then time when it was posted.
it looks a little different becuase of the theme/skin you are useing thats all.

i was thinking it was going to click to all sankets post or somthing at first, thats why i got mixed up on what you was saying.. but yeah they do not click anywhere becuse it is the title of the topic we are in Smile

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Ok i see what you was saying ,that it changes the link for persons post.
It dont matter what link you use to somones post, it is still going to go to the top of the page /fisrt comment of what everpage it may be on. so you can jusst use the link in your address bar..

Like say you have a thread with 6 pages, it wont matter what post you link you use it is still only going to take you to the top of the page from which the link resides from not directly to a persons reply/comment/post.





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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by Hsk on September 25th 2012, 7:58 pm

Thank you for the reply, Mr.Kirk. Actually I think you are misunderstanding. It seems that each post has a 'unique' url that sends you to that direct post. For example:

Link to this topic is : http://help.forumotion.com/t115089-links-to-posts

Link to my OP: http://help.forumotion.com/t115089-links-to-posts#752809
Link to Sanket's reply: http://help.forumotion.com/t115089-links-to-posts#753370
Link to my reply: http://help.forumotion.com/t115089-links-to-posts#753410
Link to your reply: http://help.forumotion.com/t115089-links-to-posts#753454

If you click each one, it will take you directly to that post. You can extract the link for each post from the title/header/big bold blue text at the top of each post.

Unfortunately, I cannot find the same in my forum :S I don't know if it's connected to a setting, or the theme simply doesn't allow it.

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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by SLGray on September 25th 2012, 9:48 pm

On your forum, how you tried clicking the subject area?


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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by Hsk on September 25th 2012, 9:51 pm

Yes, good sir, I have. On my forum, it is merely text. While here it has a link in it. I've looked around in the admin panel, but I can't figure for the life of me how to make the titles have the links in them :S

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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by SLGray on September 25th 2012, 9:53 pm

Could you please send me by pm a test account to your forum?


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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by LGforum on September 26th 2012, 2:11 am

Yes its a simple "anchor" link. Each post has an anchor in it, and a link which points to that anchor.

If your using a theme off of hitskin it may be that the author has removed it, in which case you'll need to look at the default viewtopic_body template, get whats needed and then add it back.

It may be the case that, because phpbb2 is old, useless and worthless that it was never even included in the forum software, in which case it can still be added in the templates.

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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by Hsk on September 26th 2012, 8:56 am

Sorry for the slow reply.
It seems to be indeed an issue related to Phpbb2. I tried previewing the forum in a phpbb3 theme, and I could see the mentioned anchors then, while many phpbb2 themes did not display it.

This issue can now be marked solved, there are many guides out there regarding templates, I know where to look for the answer now. Thank you for your help everyone.

Cheers.

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Solved Re: SOLVED: Links to Posts

Post by Leviosa on September 26th 2012, 10:50 am

Topic Solved & Locked

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