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Backlinks won't show?

posts: 159

I am setting up a new Tiki Wiki and try to activate useful things that I had on older installations. Now backlinks, which I find extremely useful.

I activated backlinks in the Features menu, backlinks requires Wiki page, which was already activated. I activated the backlink plugin in Wiki page, and I set the rights for tiki_p_view_backlink for anonymous and registered users. And I cleared the cache.

Still, no backlinks anywhere. What have I missed to do?

Thanks
hman

posts: 2263 Czech Republic

Hi hman,
IIRC backlinks dropdown shows only when the wiki page is back-referenced already somewhere else. Is it?

luci

hman wrote:

I am setting up a new Tiki Wiki and try to activate useful things that I had on older installations. Now backlinks, which I find extremely useful.

I activated backlinks in the Features menu, backlinks requires Wiki page, which was already activated. I activated the backlink plugin in Wiki page, and I set the rights for tiki_p_view_backlink for anonymous and registered users. And I cleared the cache.

Still, no backlinks anywhere. What have I missed to do?

Thanks
hman

posts: 159
luciash d' being 🧙‍♂️ wrote:

Hi hman,
IIRC backlinks dropdown shows only when the wiki page is back-referenced already somewhere else. Is it?

luci


Yes. But the pages are referenced... And the rights look like they are set correctly. Also, I did clear the cache from the Admin menu, so have no clue what else could be wrong?

posts: 2263 Czech Republic
hman wrote:
Yes. But the pages are referenced... And the rights look like they are set correctly. Also, I did clear the cache from the Admin menu, so have no clue what else could be wrong?


Is the current page where you miss the Backlinks dropdown referenced from another page using the wiki syntax link?
E.g.:

((Foo Bar))
posts: 159
luciash d' being 🧙‍♂️ wrote:

Is the current page where you miss the Backlinks dropdown referenced from another page using the wiki syntax link?
E.g.:

((Foo Bar))


Yes, all of them (backlinks are missing globally). At the moment this new site only has five pages, but they are all accessed from the start page through a hierarchical menu. No page is listed als "orphan". I have double checked that both anonymous and registered users have the right to view backlinks.

posts: 159
hman wrote:
Yes, all of them (backlinks are missing globally). At the moment this new site only has five pages, but they are all accessed from the start page through a hierarchical menu. No page is listed als "orphan". I have double checked that both anonymous and registered users have the right to view backlinks.


Found the solution myself. Buried deep on Admin Wiki Page there is yet another checkbox that has to be set. Actually, more than half a dozen or so, otherwise backlinks will not show blog entries or file gallery references...

Thanks
hman

posts: 2263 Czech Republic
hman wrote:

Found the solution myself. Buried deep on Admin Wiki Page there is yet another checkbox that has to be set. Actually, more than half a dozen or so, otherwise backlinks will not show blog entries or file gallery references...

Thanks
hman


Ah! Great! Thought you are testing with Wiki page to Wiki page backlinks. That explains it.

luci

posts: 159
luciash d' being 🧙‍♂️ wrote:

Ah! Great! Thought you are testing with Wiki page to Wiki page backlinks. That explains it.

luci


Sometimes TikiWiki is no longer intuitive. When you switch on a feature like Backlinks, it tells you if additional features are required for that. But it does not tell you if some other switches buried elsewhere conflict with the feature. Or if some rights were (per default) turned off. Oftentimes not even the manual or help pages point you to look there, if the feature works in an unexpected way. This is especially bad if you got used to lots of features many years ago. My first Tiki Wiki installations were 1.x... And if you, like I do, continued to upgrade, the correct settings migrated upward, so you run into trouble when you create something new "from scratch". I specifically dislike the fact, that some configuration dialogs are split into different sections, but while the switches are listed vertically, the section selectors are horizontal, and they are not highlighted in any way. It is VERY easy to not recognize that there is another section with switches available...


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