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    I have only added around half a dozen links to amazon and in after a month or so have made a few sales.

    My greatest problem is trying to make the links look as non intrusive and non distracting while reading the content. I wanted them distinct from regular hyperlinks so I have settled on just underlining the Amazon hyperlinks without a color change:

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      This is pretty slick. So far i have over 117 links.

      Thanks for this mod, glennrocksvb
      If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled ~ Red Skelton


        Currently 941 links and no drop in performance.


          Originally posted by Fleiding View Post
          Hi Glenn,

          It appears that words containing é doesn't work either for me. Could you please check?

          I temporarily added é in the word héllo in my AutoLinker settings on this site. If that becomes a link then it works as long as I keep that word.


            I am running into a problem with this. I originally had all my autolinks point to files in a separate directory inside the forum root folder and it worked fine.

            I have since moved all those documents to the "Help" module and changed all the links to the corresponding location. I see that it links correctly to the Help module, and displays the correct url in the browsers search box, but the page doesn't display the correct url, it appears to show the first document in the Help module, or the landing page.

            I suspect it may be a refresh issue with vBulletin, and not the mode since it points to the correct url.

            Thoughts? What else to look into?

            If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled ~ Red Skelton


              I am looking forward for version 2.0.


                Originally posted by hanm13 View Post
                I am looking forward for version 2.0.
                It's not coming anytime soon until vB implements some hooks it requires.


                  glennrocksvb I think I've found a bug.

                  I have the following set in my Admin CP:
                  • Word 1
                  • Word 2
                  • Word 3
                  When I write these words as "Word 1 & Word 2" the second word doesn't convert to a link, but if a write these words as "Word 1 and Word 2" it does work. If I place Word 2 above Word 1 in the Admin CP, Word 1 doesn't convert to a link. When I remove the "&" everything works as it should. This happens on all languages and charsets. ItIt happens


                    It looks like this ampersand (&) issue occurred recently in the latest or last few versions. I have a 5.3.0 on my local and I can see this Autolinker mod works with & symbol in a word. I will investigate more what vBulletin had changed that affected this mod.




                      I've downloaded vBulletin 5.4.1 and installed Autolinker module and it works fine. But in case of 5.2.2 it doesn't work. How can I fix this problem?

                      Is it a compatability issue? Is there any possibility to fix it by changing any template or any core program?



                        Glenn, could you please check on something for me ... Here my AutoLinker Settings:
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                        it works for me for most links but for example here look at the last 2 posts in this thread:
                        Vera & John or Vera&John or Laplingo should all get linked according to my setting but they are not.

                        Update: I copied Lapalingo to the top of my conversion list and now the link shows. However, there is nothing else in my conversion list that should interfere as far as I can tell


                          Glenn, I came accross another minor issue with the script. In German we have some special letters such as ä ö ü .
                          I tried to setup a link with a term containing such a letter


                          The autolinker script will not replace this link but more importantly none of my other links will be replaced any more (the script will not work at all anymore) even if that link with the German letter ü is placed at the very end of my conversion list.


                            germaninfl has confirmed my fix is working. But I need more tests for other text with umlauts to ensure it's 100% working in all cases. Fleiding or someone else who purchased this mod before, do you want to try? I will PM you the latest code.


                              glennrocksvb I would be happy to try.


                                does this work with version 5.4.1?

                                if want to link one word - you to one url and another two word - thank you to a separate url. what will happen?