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[WMTech] External Link Interstitial 1.0.4

Show an interstitial page if someone leaves your site

Feature Summary

  • Your visitor gets a message that she/he now leaves your site
  • The referer-log of the target URL does not refer to the actual page at your site
  • Makes Skimlinks & Co compatible with XF link proxy

Product Details

Description:
External Link Interstitial is a very small add-on which activates the built-in interstitial screen in XenForo 1.3/1.4 to be shown at all external links if you've enabled link proxy.

This has 2 Advantages:
1) Your visitor gets a message that she/he now leaves your site.
2) The referer-log of the target URL does not refer to the actual page with the link at your site any more.
3) It enables Skimlink and similar services to work as intended.

By default the XenForo built-in redirect screen is only shown if an error occurs within the link proxy system (wrong hash or the proxy was not called from your site). Normally the link proxy transparently and silently redirects your visitor to the target URL right after the click.

This add-on changes that behavior and enables the redirect interstitial screen for all external links at your site and still counts the click for the Link Proxy Log in your ACP.

If you want to style the interstitial screen, please refer to the "link_redirect" template which is part of every XenForo installation and can be changed as you like.

There are no options for this add-on. Simply deactivate it, if you no longer want to show the interstitial to all external links.

IMPORTANT:
This add-on only works if you've enabled the "Link Proxy" in XenForo (ACP > Options > Messages > Image and Link Proxy).

Code Quality Guarantee:
We guarantee that our add-ons are coded very carefully and thoughtfully by professional PHP, JS & MySQL programmers. The code is robust and written with performance and reliability in mind. It has been tested extensively before being released and can be used even at large forum installations.
We also guarantee that our add-on does NOT use and does NOT include any callbacks. It does not ever transfer any of your data to a foreign server!

Current compatibility:
This add-on is compatible with XenForo 1.3.x (tested with XenForo 1.3.1), XenForo 1.4.x (tested with 1.4.10) and XenForo 1.5.x (tested with XenForo 1.5.0). Sorry, not compatible with XenForo 1.2 or smaller.

Installation/Update:
You can find detailled installation and update instructions for this add-on at our support forum:
https://wmtech.net/threads/47/

Available Options for admin from Xenforo ACP:
None. Simply deactivate it, if you don't want to use it temporarily.

Instructions and Admin/User-Manual:
We care about our add-ons!
This is why you can find a manual and detailed instructions at our support site
https://wmtech.net/threads/47/

Branding/Copyright Notice Removal:
This add-on features a small copyright notice in the footer of your web site. The copyright can be removed for a payment of a small fee.

Images

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