Fundraisers - consistent links and urls not given!

Hi WPMUDEV Team

I hope you are ready to start a new Fundraiser session with me :slight_smile:

Our Jobs and Expert board is located here:
https://montessori-international.com/jobs-experts/

All Button links are working. That's fine but! ...
https://montessori-international.com/jobs-experts/add-a-job/
https://montessori-international.com/jobs-experts/add-a-expert/
etc.

When pressing the Add a Job Button or Add an Expert button in the sidebar you get directed to the correct pages.

But when pressing the search in side bar you get here:
https://montessori-international.com/jobs/?query=&advance_search=1&min_price=&max_price=&job_cat=

There is no way to change that to another URL

Therefore it is logical to change the URL of the jobs page to
https://montessori-international.com/jobs/
and experts page to
https://montessori-international.com/experts/
to keep a logical naming consistency for the visitors
This way makes also sense for search engines.

Unfortunately when using that URL than the default template gets shown from the virtual page instead of the page we have been creating.

I guess this is a BUG that the virtual pages can still be called even the checkbox to use real pages is checked. Beside that probably virtual pages have a priority before real pages which does not make sense when using Real Pages. It should just be the opposite, which means

If there is no real Page -> than use the virtual default page.

Could you please check how to get the correct URLs working consistently with real pages

Thanks

Andi

  • Andi

    Good morning Panos

    The site is live so instead of having error pages getting indexed i currently moved the page to the position it actually should not be but where it is working :wink:

    The idea was to move it to the first level

    yourdomain/jobs-experts
    yourdomain/jobs
    yourdomain/experts
    yourdomain/job/.....
    yourdomain/expert/....
    yourdomain/job/add
    yourdomain/expert/add
    yourdomain/jobs/edit
    yourdomain/experts/edit

    while the last 4 could be like currently also subpages of jobs-experts.

    If you try that setting the virtual-pages get called instead of the pages which had been assigned in the real pages tab of the plugin where you can assign a certain real page for a specific task which is usually posted on a virtual page.

    it is the same with other virtual page applications i.e. fundraisers etc. They link to virtual pages instead to those they were supposed to link to.

    Kind regards

    Andi

  • Panos

    Hi Andi,

    In my tests it seems that I can have this page setup (same slugs) with no virtual pages loading after search . Do you have a staging site where you can set this up as I'd rather not change your live site?

    If not, could you please keep a backup and then send me admin and ftp info? In case you have a staging site send me that instead. You can send that privately through our contact form: https://premium.wpmudev.org/contact/

    Select "I have a different question?" for your topic - this and the subject line ensure that it gets assigned to me.

    Send in:Subject: "Attn: Panos Lyrakis"

    - Admin login:
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    - FTP credentials
    host
    username
    password
    (and port if required)

    - link back to this thread for reference

    Thanks!
    Panos