View Full Version : AutoLink on profile page?

06-05-2008, 03:23 PM
Does the newest version of gal work on profile pages for vb3.7

06-05-2008, 05:12 PM
The options/caveats for GAL to run on different pages are shown in the attached screenshot.

06-10-2008, 06:43 PM
thanks. I have been a license holder of GAL for over 2 years now.

The current version I am using, the problem is, if i want to replace a link, i.e

www.google.com to www.google.ch

it wouldn't be able to do as vbulletin would render www.google.com as a link, has this been fixed?

06-10-2008, 07:33 PM
Example1: www.test.com

Example2: www.test.com

Example1 contains test (a GAL keyword) but is not auto-linked because it would break the link. GAL does not affect tags, nothing to fix. Any "word" character (\w), apostrophe ('), and dash (-) are allowed in GAL keywords. Example2 used the [.noparse][./noparse] (excluding the .) BB Code tag, so then test is auto-linked, but again GAL only allows "word" characters, apostrophe, and dash. If you want to add other characters such as period (.), see this (http://www.thevbgeek.com/showthread.php?t=3964) thread.

06-11-2008, 04:45 PM
ok thanks. Becuase what i use gal for is to add my own referral id on the end of the url, which can be quite difficult with gal.

for example change www.google.com to www.google.com/pid=vbgeek

So to do this, you recommend I use example 2 mentioned in your post?

06-11-2008, 06:15 PM
GAL does not affect tags, so you cannot replace a link because the HTML would get messed up and the link wouldn't make sense. What you can do instead is auto-link the word Google (not the link) and then in the ACP -> GAL -> Display -> click the keyword -> Auto-Link Options section -> enter the http:// referrer link in the URL box. That way the word Google is auto-linked using your referrer link and the actual http:// link to Google remains intact. If you want to change the actual http:// link to Google, then you might be better off using the ACP -> Styles & Templates -> Replacement Variable Manager.

06-17-2008, 11:36 PM
Another thing I have noticed that prevents gal from autolinking, is when a member posts a url i.e www.blah.com and vbulletin automatically makes that a hyperlink, even if the link bbcode wasn't included.

Is there a way to disable this in vbulletin from automatically linking www. type words, allowing gal to autolink?

06-17-2008, 11:44 PM
Hi again.

I maybe completely jumping the gun (which i think i am), but have been briefly reading about replacement variables. If i am correct in understanding, does this inbuilt feature do what gal does?

06-18-2008, 05:36 PM
1: When making a full reply, not quick reply, there is the 'Automatically parse links in text' tick box that you can uncheck.

2: Replacement variables changes get applied to the whole page (see here (http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/replacements_intro) for more info) whereas GAL focuses on post content and allows you to have more control over what forums get and who views the auto-links, along with providing tracking ability.