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Blog Post Linking - Does not display blog with formatted content
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Francis Roberts
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Mar 16, 2018 - 10:11 am

Hi,

I just purchased the "Blog Post Linking" plugin and was toying with it. Glad to share that I am able to point my custom post to the Forum. Whilst I was excited to see this, unfortunately, the custom post does not display as it was formatted and designed.

I use a Page Builder on my site and all the styles and formatting that was inserted through the Page Builder are stripped out. Only the bare contents are displayed.

What am I missing here? Is there a way to retain the exact display styles as it appears on the Custom Post using the 'Blog Post Linking" plugin? I am a non-coder so a simple explanation would help.

Many thanks,

Francis Roberts

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Yellow Swordfish
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Mar 16, 2018 - 10:14 am

It is hard to say. Let's start by you giving me a url to a 'linked' forum topic so that I can take a look. It might be that your themes CSS is not being loaded n the page but I may be able to tell if that is the case.

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Francis Roberts
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Mar 16, 2018 - 10:35 am

Hi,

Thanks for the quick reply. The url of the linked form post is as follows:

http://robertstutor.com/forum/.....or-test-2/

Thanks,

Francis Roberts

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Yellow Swordfish
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Mar 16, 2018 - 11:00 am

I am making a bit of a guess here and what you really need to do is ask the theme author (or whoever is the supplier of the software component in question) whether I am correct in  my thinking.

I appreciate you are non-techie so I will try and keep it simple. Web pages are largely made up of 3 components. (1) HTML - the markup of the text and objects being displayed. (2) CSS - responsible for the styling and look of the page. (3) JavaScript - code that makes interactive things happen.

My guess is that your WP post, when saved in the database, does not include the CSS as such but contains placeholders. Then when the page is compiled on the server getting it ready for display, CSS is added and necessary Javascript is added and this is then delivered to the browser.

When it is displayed in the forum, these actions will not take place because the software that does this is not aware that (a) it has to and (b) might not even be loaded.

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