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02-04-2012, 04:22 PM
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Hello all,
I'm in the final stages of wrapping up a big theme project for a client, and one of the things they've asked me to integrated is a link cloaker. I found the "Affiliate hide" plugin but I've been tweaking it so it pulls from a specific custom field.

The main function of the plugin is as follows:

PHP Code:
function affiliate_hide() {
global 
$wp_query;

if( isset( 
$wp_query->query_vars['go'] )) {
    
    
$target get_post_meta($wp_query->query_vars['go'], 'url'true);
        if(
$target == '') { 
        
wp_redirect(get_option('siteurl')); exit; // if no blog post redirects to index page.
        
}
    
wp_redirect($target301);
    exit;
    }

The 'url' is referring to the custom field in which the link to be cloaked is found. My problem is that I followed this add meta box tutorial to utilize custom fields in a much nicer interface for my clients clients. This particular tutorials stores everything in an array, so I typically access values like so:

PHP Code:
$my_meta get_post_meta($post->ID,'_my_meta',TRUE);
echo 
$my_meta['link']; 
my problem is being able to grab the 'link' in place of the 'url' in the plugin function. I've tried a wide variety of things but just can't seem to figure it out.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you!

02-04-2012, 05:23 PM
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Do you not just change to:
$target = $my_meta['link'];

With the other line above it.

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The initial part of the target (get_post_meta($wp_query->query_vars['go']) serves the purpose of grabbing the post id # and clocking the link appropriately.

Process goes like this:

1) user can set the "jump link" from a settings page, ie, domain.com/visit, domain.com/go, etc
2) this plugin is intended to mask the url (originally meant to come from a custom field 'url'), and mask it as domain.com/<user defined link base>/<postid>

I could easily make a custom field called "url" and it would work fine, but because of some custom meta boxes I already have in place for a nicer looking, more descriptive interface, all of this info is already stored within an array.

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Isn't information inputted in a meta box also available as a custom-field? At least it is the way I do it. If you show the custom fields you should see the id with value. I don't see whats wrong with:

PHP Code:
function affiliate_hide() { 
global 
$wp_query

 
$my_meta get_post_meta($post->ID,'_my_meta',TRUE);
if( isset( 
$my_meta['link'] )) {  
    
$target $my_meta['link'];   
        if(
$target == '') {  
        
wp_redirect(get_option('siteurl')); exit; // if no blog post redirects to index page. 
        

    
wp_redirect($target301); 
    exit; 
    } 

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