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WordPress Autocomplete for URL Control #255

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paaljoachim opened this issue Jul 13, 2016 · 58 comments

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commented Jul 13, 2016

Hey

In the existing link box in the WordPress content creation one can begin writing content and the page or post will show up in a drop down so one can easily link to it. I would like to also extend this to also categories. As in begin writing cat and the categories show up by post then other types of categories below.

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In a link one knows the name of the post and begins to write the name and in the drop down one can select it.

Used only in the Elementor Text Editor
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Go through all the places where you add links for instance Heading link, Image link, Button link, Image Box link, etc. Add the WordPress automatic drop down list when the user begins typing.

@arielk arielk changed the title Easy content linking WordPress Autocomplete for URL Control Sep 5, 2016

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commented Sep 19, 2016

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Not in button, etc...

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commented Oct 27, 2016

It's definitely an interesting feature, I would consider also add more capabilities through the Settings button, such as rel="nofollow" and other attributes

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commented Apr 4, 2017

Is there an update on the rel="nofollow" option? This is not only relevant for the normal link functionality in the text editor (where you can easily add it via the text view). It is WAY more important on images and buttons.

To give you some background on this feature - for everyone doing SEO nofollow is essential to control flow of linkjuice. Right now my site is leaking link juice since button and image links can't be nofollowed. This is a MAJOR issue not just for SEOs but for companies in general who rely on SEO to get traffic. Especially affiliate links need to be nofollowed according to Google which just is not possible with Elementor at this point.

So at this point it is not possible to build a page that includes affiliate links which does not violate Googles best practices.

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commented Apr 4, 2017

@arielk Should this ticket be split up since "nofollow" also includes buttons and images and not just hyperlinks in the text editor?

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commented May 6, 2017

+1 nofollow and link picker

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commented May 7, 2017

As mentioned in #1440 this feature is definitely needed for pretty much ALL "linking possibilities" or where the user can enter a URL somewhere. This is such a common task for e.g. buttons that frankly speaking this is currently a dealbreaker for me, as I can not expect my customers to be able to link to other pages (if they want to make changes) by finding out the proper URL themselves. I tried that and normal users can't do that.

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commented Jul 13, 2017

Any news on the link picker ETA? Thanks!

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commented Jul 13, 2017

No for now..

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commented Jul 13, 2017

Guys ... just saying ... this is such a core feature that you WILL lose many potential customers due to that, just saying. Please fix this asap! just my 2 cents ...

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commented Aug 12, 2017

+1 @Twisterking @sebschaeffer I was rather disturbed when I realized this Core Feature indeed was not present in Elementor. I also feel a few other "core features" are missing and much more important than "text shadows" etc.. But this one is a biggie. Don't get lost in gimmicks please ;0)

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commented Aug 24, 2017

Damn, I'm surprised Elementor doesn't have this.

We neeeed this. As people have previously mentioned, it's an essential feature to have.

Is there no way to do this manually in the existing editor?

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commented Aug 25, 2017

We neeed this too ! Go go elementor team ! ;)

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commented Aug 25, 2017

Related issue (Just for the developer team): #1071

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commented Sep 3, 2017

HI All,

I certainly can continue the conversation here.

Is there any news or movement on this one, i agree with comments above, this option isn't a gimmick it what us customers would like.

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commented Sep 4, 2017

+1 for me too. It's hard to explain to the customers, that this core feature is missing... I find this feature quite essential!

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commented Nov 19, 2017

Is this still a no? :( @KingYes

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commented Dec 8, 2017

Is there news about this? One year+ later…
A basic feature is worth more than all the side effects ;)

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commented Jan 8, 2018

This is a dealbreaker... I was very disappointed when I noticed that feature is not implemented. Nobody wants to copy URLS manually and I can't expect a customer to do that. This is already in core wordpress and in every page builder out there but elementor. This is very serious and should be top 1 priority IMO, especially when you see non-essential features are added.

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commented Jan 8, 2018

When doing a training to the client, it is not professional to tell him to copy the url link to the pdf file! It is urgent to correct this problem!

Quand on fait une formation au client, ce n'est pas professionnel de lui dire de faire un copier coller de l'url vers le fichier pdf ! Ca deviens urgent de corriger ce problème !

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commented Jan 12, 2018

So I saw on another issue that you said you were working on it for the next versions and it was back in May.

I cannot emphasize enough how important this feature is. I am an elementor pro customer and I want to push elementor pro to my company and clients but this is a simple yet huge downside.

Please, this needs your attention ASAP in my opinion.

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commented Jan 14, 2018

This is a real dealbreaker for me. My customers can´t figure out url's in that way, and it is way faster just searching for the posts or pages. When this feature is implemented, i´ll go and buy the Elementor Pro. Hope it will be soon, as im really looking forward to moving away from Visual Composer (WPBakery Composer) on upcoming projects.

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commented Jun 3, 2018

@richcb7 thanks for your opinion.

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commented Jun 13, 2018

+1, for this request. :)

Other page builders have this feature for linking. I know when I first used the button widget I expected the input field to drop a list of posts/page or filter search as I typed, not knowing I needed to have a copy & paste workflow in order to create the link.

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commented Jun 13, 2018

Please, do it :)

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commented Jun 23, 2018

+1
I don't like being negative, but wow. I agree this is a really basic, essential feature, and I wouldn't have chosen Elementor at all if I'd known this wasn't included. :/

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commented Jul 13, 2018

Well, today it's exactly 2 years from opening this issue. Happy birthday Autocomplete!

C'mon - you have built Elementor Themer, you can design Archive page or Single Post Template (where you can even select a post or page to preview actual data, which is quite close to the function we want here), but after 2 years of developing you are unable to add a core WP functionality? :-(

Personally, I don't get this - you could gain so much by doing so little - so many happy people, so little work to be done... Or am I missing something, is there some other technical obstacle?

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commented Jul 13, 2018

@benpines Seriously !!!!! Get your act together, this is not a cosmetic feature we're talking about here, @black-eye is right this situation makes no sense whatsoever.
If visualcomposer.io can do it why can't you ?!? This is insane. Surreal!
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commented Jul 16, 2018

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commented Jul 17, 2018

Happy 2'nd Birthday missing autocomplete URL feature!

2cfa9cde9f295d8eb72eb010bcea959e--smarties-cake-nd-birthday-cakes

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commented Jul 17, 2018

It's a joke? This story could make a good movie…
& Happy Birthday Mr Basic AutoComplete !
See you next year ;)
Regards

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commented Jul 19, 2018

Hi !
I make yesterday a code to have alternative of missing url and IT WORKS !

But i have a problem for repeater, i think it dont have hook for repeater
Exemple : il call like this :
add_action('elementor/element/icon-list/section_icon/before_section_end', 'custom_selectcontent', 10, 2);
=> works but on in element
how to have it on each element, like this ?
add_action('elementor/element/icon-list/section_icon/repeater/before_section_end', 'custom_selectcontent', 10, 2);
add_action('elementor/element/icon-list/section_icon/repeaters/before_section_end', 'custom_selectcontent', 10, 2);
I have nothing...

An idea ?

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@bainternet bainternet added this to the 2.2.0 milestone Jul 19, 2018

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commented Jul 19, 2018

In honor of the 2'nd birthday of this feature request, we are pleased to launch the AutoComplete URL for the next version 2.2 :)

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Happy Birthday!

@arielk arielk closed this Jul 19, 2018

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commented Jul 19, 2018

Luxury feature! Congrats :D

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commented Aug 1, 2018

F I N A L L Y !!!!!!

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commented Aug 8, 2018

@arielk when do you roughly see 2.2.0 being released? If it's more than a month away is there any chance of it being included in a minor release?

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commented Aug 8, 2018

@markhagemann I hope it will be released in beta in a week or two.

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commented Aug 13, 2018

good news, is there any download available?

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commented Aug 20, 2018

@arielk this week then :D?

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commented Aug 21, 2018

excellent, good news, thanks

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commented Aug 30, 2018

Hi, linking works now very good, there is only a problem left if you work with WPML. If I have tanslated a page and want to modify the link (e.g. English and German language) I only get English pages in the selection box when editing the German page. Is there any solution?

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commented Aug 31, 2018

@olabre For better visibility, you should open a new issue.

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commented Oct 12, 2018

can we get this working for other file types like pdf and doc in the media library folders

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commented Nov 15, 2018

can we get this working for other file types like pdf and doc in the media library folders

Yes, that is what I was looking for in the first place. A direct link to a file. Right now it is somewhat possible via the internal url,but only with a step inbetween and an artifical dl page. A direct link to a file would be much nicer.

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