WHAT IS THIS PLUGIN USED FOR? 

For server-side cloacking/hidding external links.

WHAT DOES THIS PLUGIN DO?

Plugin adds special URL input field on your item-post/item-edit pages, with server-side cloaking and redirect features. And more!

This is totally different from a simple javascript/jquery hidding. Both users and search bots (Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Baidu...) will not be able to DIRECTLY access and index them! Additionally, every click will be counted and optionally shown next to the link button.

WHY THIS PLUGIN?

With NO plugin: you can create an ordinary URL Custom Field in Admin Dashboard and attach it to few or all categories you like, but it will be an ordinary VISIBLE link.

With External Link plugin: all the links will not be visible, the users will see in the page source code this (example):

http:// myosclasswebsite /oc-external/?ID=101

The only way users can access it will be to actually CLICK on it and be redirected on the server side.

PLUGIN OPTIONS

External Link plugin comes with full set of features you may customize:

- Clicks Counter

Show both to the owner of the item and to visitors how many times someone visited the link. If you do not like this feature, you may simply disable it, but it may be useful.

- Auto-Embedding External Link Button

Plugin does not require any theme modifications at all, simply install the plugin, configure it and under 1 minute it will be ready! If you are advanced user and wish to place the external URL button at custom location, you may disable auto-embed feature in the settings and copy 1-line code wherever you like it to be.

- JavaScript Popup Dialog

Display simple javascript popup message/warning before the redirect - if this option is enabled, users will be warned that they are now leaving your website and will be redirected to another domain. They must confirm the dialog box to proceed. You can turn it off in admin area.

- Maximum URL Length

By default, maximum URL length is set to 100 characters, but you may set any value between 50 and 250 characters.

- Preserve Data @ Database

By default, and for security reasons, when you uninstall the plugin, it will still keep the data (external links and stats for each item) in the database. If you wish to completely remove everything, you need to first activate this option in the plugin's settings page, and then perform the uninstall.

- External CSS style included

Plugin comes with its own CSS stylesheet that you can fully and easily customize! Of course, you may even disable it and pass your own or your theme's button CSS classes to automatically and efortlessly adjust it's appearance :)

- Multi-Language / International Support

Plugin comes with standard .po/.mo files in /languages subfolder that should be translated according to official Osclass guide.

- Show / Reveal URL link in <a href> title

NEW! Added option to reveal / show / unhide original URL link in link title! This will bypass plugin's hidding feature effectively, but you can still benefit from other features like clicks stats counter, javascript popup dialog, multi-language support and more!

EXTERNAL LINK SECURITY FEATURES

Plugin will fully validate each entered URL on secure server side (via PHP) and discard all invalid URLs to prevent storing junk, spam or dangerous SQL injection code.

Supported protocols: FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS

LIVE DEMO

@ item page: (click on "Visit Site" button)

http://osclass.work/for-sale/electronics/external-link-test_i78

@ item post/edit page: (don't forget to select/change category first! then scroll down to External Link URL input field)

http://osclass.work/item/new

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For any pre-sales questions use Questions section here, or open a support ticket if you need help.

2 Reviews

The best customer service ever
By Domenico Castellana, February 18, 2017
Dev101 not only make me happy with is spectacular plugin which by the way is very useful, but he also saved my life with a little problem i faced from my side setting up my theme.

Best money spent ever.

Thanks Dev101

Your loyalty customer

Domenico
I bought this plugin today, and recommend it to
By buninsan, October 04, 2016
Hello!
Sorry, I write through a hide external links from search engines, thereby reducing the probability of increases the number of added classified ads - they all want to get a free is expected to increase traffic to the site by increasing the number of ads
  • 1

    Marcus ...4 months ago

    Hi, if I have the HTML Editor. Does the Visit Site button appear in the Description or outside t...
    Hi, if I have the HTML Editor.

    Does the Visit Site button appear in the Description or outside the Description Box?

    Also is it possible to add the Clicks Counter to my dashboard listing so that listing owners can see the counter?

    And where do people add their website? Does it load from the Osclass profile setting or something? Thanks.

    dev101 AUTHOR4 months ago

    Hi Marcus,

    By default, it will appear in your item page in plugins section AFTER the description block (example, where youtube, google map plugins appear), but you may disable auto-embed feature in the settings page and place the provided code for the button inside your theme wherever you want.

    You can also style the button with custom rules, which comes with the plugin, tool

    Check my demo at osclass.work to see.

    dev101 AUTHOR4 months ago

    > Also is it possible to add the Clicks Counter to my dashboard listing so that listing owners can see the counter?

    Yes, this is possible by directly calling plugin's internal function, however, plugin does not provide an official helper function that you can instantly use. But sure, it is possible. I will be happy to assist you in implementation.

    > And where do people add their website? Does it load from the Osclass profile setting or something?

    Users add their website when they post new item or edit the existing one.

    dev101 AUTHOR4 months ago

    Also, if you already use HTML Editor, you might consider disabling links support in that plugin, as this would be counter-productive and excessive.

    Sergio2 months ago

    Hello, I need view the ads images like this, http://osclass.work/en-venta/electronica_1/electron...
    Hello,
    I need view the ads images like this,
    http://osclass.work/en-venta/electronica_1/electronica-in-louisville_i78

    Whiteout white spacer to the box and image.
    How do you do it? It´s a responsive fancybox?

    http://forums.osclass.org/general-help/show-images-ads-adjustable/

    Thanks!

    dev101 AUTHOR2 months ago

    Hi Sergio,

    I am sorry, but how is your question related to External Link plugin? I do not understand, if you have some issue with it, please open a support ticket related to External Link plugin only.

    Thanks
    Regards

    http://osclass/1 month ago

    Hello, Is it possible to put this link directly on the ad page. This does not open the detail pag...
    Hello,
    Is it possible to put this link directly on the ad page.
    This does not open the detail page and goes directly to the external site.
    thank you for your reply

    dev101 AUTHOR1 month ago

    Hi, the link is already inserted into the ad page itself automatically, or you can disable auto placement and manually copy tge code into your theme's item template per plugin's help.

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