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XF 1.4 Signature links

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by flowerpot132, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    If a user adds a hyperlink in their signature is there a way to tell how many times that has been clicked? From an admin view point not as the user.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, there is no tracking for links in signatures (or posts).
     
  3. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Ok thanks Brogan. Maybe through GA then.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well the link proxy does do tracking, but it is based on the URL of the target, not the source of it (so it would tell you how many times a link to a particular site was clicked). It's also only external links.
     
  5. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Cool, thank could work. Sorry where do i get to the link proxy?
     
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    ACP search "link proxy" and you'll find the option.
     
  7. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Yeah found that thanks. It says no results found?
     
  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You don't see this?
    upload_2015-6-4_11-8-28.png
     
  9. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Yes, then I click the top results. Then I get

    Link Proxy Log
    No results found.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Have you enabled it?

    upload_2015-6-4_11-16-52.png
     
  11. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I was referring to the option (which you'd have to enable first) -- the second link.
     
  12. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    Sorry to jump in. Do I understand this right - that log will show how many times links to external sites have been used on a forum? (& external images?)
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How many times they have been accessed (hits).
     
  14. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Ah ok i see. So I have now ticked and enabled that.
     
  15. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    So will give it a few days and then check log for the results. Thanks guys!
     
  16. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    Excellent - thanks
     
  17. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    If the external link is a link forum will that still get counted?
     
  18. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The link proxy only applies to links in messages (BB code).
     
  19. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    Thanks. I was thinking of recording use of links to sponsor websites via link forums
     

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