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How Does Xenforo Handle Links?

Wired

Active member
#3
Brogan: What if the thread title changes, how does that affect the link?

mra0: If the link changes, some URL shorteners allow you to edit them so that they can be redirected to new sources.
 
#5
Brogan: What if the thread title changes, how does that affect the link?

mra0: If the link changes, some URL shorteners allow you to edit them so that they can be redirected to new sources.
I think I wouldn't mind handling some edits, but don't know how it works when many things are changed. In wordpress, you have the option of several different link styles and wasn't sure if such thing exist in xenforo as well. I rather just ask so you guys that have more knowledge can answer.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
Brogan: What if the thread title changes, how does that affect the link?
The URL will redirect to the new URL; e.g. threads/test.1/ changed to threads/changed.1/ will redirect to the new URL and load the page.

If the first shorten url is given out and then it merges with another thread, what happens then?
In that case the newest thread will cease to exist as it has been merged with another, with the oldest thread remaining.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#8
So in both cases, the shorten url will no longer work? OUCH!!
No.
As I posted above, the redirect will work for changed thread titles.

For merged threads you have the choice of leaving a permanent redirect so again the link will still work.