Angelos Kyritsis
asked 4 years ago

Hi,

I updated DWQA to the latest version 1.3.7.1 and I now have a problem with the custom post types "Question" and "Answer".

I am using the third-party plugin Linkpatrol to strip unwanted URLs.

Until version 1.3.6 linkpatrol worked perfectly for the custom post types "Question" and "Answer".

Since version 1.3.7.1, it doesn’t work at all for questions and answers.

For example, on this question, the Plaisio.gr URL should have been stripped by linkpatrol.

This is extremely important, because since DWQA is lacking any automated way to handle URLs (strip them or add the nofollow attribute), linkpatrol was the only way to manage my readers’ links.

5 Answers
Kevin
answered 4 years ago

Hi,
In DWQA version 1.3.7.1, I have added auto function which converts plain-text URL to HTML links. Currently, on our DesignWall also encountered the same situation as you, and we have conducted additional attribute ref=”nofollow” and target=”_blank” in all the links. This help us avoid spam links. If this solutions better than using plugins, I will consider to add this feature into upcoming version of DWQA.

Angelos Kyritsis
answered 4 years ago

Hi Kevin, thank you for your answer.

The automated ref="nofollow" and target="_blank" attributes are essential for user-submitted content, you should definitely add this feature.

What would also be great, though, is if we had the option to block any URLs posted by non-staff users. Can you add such an option in the upcoming version? With a setting to activate it or deactivate it on the Settings screen.

Kevin
answered 4 years ago

Hi Angelos Kyritsis,
I will consider to add this feature into an upcoming version of DWQA.

Angelos Kyritsis
answered 4 years ago

There are more problems with the custom posts, that I just found out.

I used to be injecting ads between the question title and the question, and between the question and the answer, and now this injection is impossible.

I am forced to revert to version 1.3.6, please make sure to "un-break" the custom post type in future versions, because it has destroyed a huge part of the Q&A functionality for my website, and I guess for other user’s too.

Kevin
answered 4 years ago

Hi Angelos Kyritsis,
I’m checking it and you’ll have it fixed in the DWQA’s upcoming version.

pcsteps
replied 4 years ago

Everything is fixed in 1.3.8.1, thank you very much.

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