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KenDude 05-06-2009 07:55 PM

Error in GAL - Morgan can you fix?
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Today I added another GAL entry in the same way that I have always done in the past but for some reason the autolinking isn't showing up for this new entry.

I did a screen capture of my admincp GAL panel so you can see the entry in question (you should still have admincp access to my site)

Here is a link to topic thread that should have an auto link created for phrases like "Billy Boat" but for some reason does Not. Yes I have run both maitenance tools including rebuilding the post cache a few times.

Any idea why this is not working? Can you fix?


KenDude 05-06-2009 08:11 PM


One other item, originally I tried to put in B&B as a link term, but it converted that to BB instead. Is there a way to do "B&B" ?

I have also verified that other GAL items are working on my site, just not this one.

KenDude 05-06-2009 08:14 PM

What is even weirder is that the GAL for this entry works in this thread:

But not in the one I listed above. What could cause that???

Morgan 05-07-2009 06:39 PM

For the ampersand or other characters you want to show as GALs, please see

For "Billy Boat" auto-linking in one thread but not another thread, are all the forums checked in the ACP -> GAL -> Categories -> click the Sponsored Ads link (not sure if it is Sponsored Ads as the category name in the screenshot is hard to read)?

KenDude 05-07-2009 10:46 PM

DOH! I can't believe I forgot to check whether or not those forums were checked, sure enough one was, the other wasn't. Now that I've checked it, it works. I read the linked topic on ampersands and I understand how to do it I think, but the last reply in that topic confused me a little, I wasn't sure if the entity needs to be in the GAL item, or in those 2 files or listed that way in both? If you can hed some light that would be great!

Morgan 05-08-2009 01:10 AM

Try using [^\w\s,&;\'\-] as the character class and B&B as the GAL keyword.

KenDude 05-08-2009 07:02 PM

I changed those 2 files, added in the GAL keyword as suggested and it works! Thanks!

BTW how is Geekmart coming????

Morgan 05-11-2009 05:41 PM

Worked on it this weekend, unfortunately didn't get it finished. Will work on it more this week.

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