External Links Version 4.2 Released

Version 4.3 of the External Links  WordPress plugin has been released.   This version has been tested with WordPress 3.6 and adds compatibility with PHP 5.4.  This version also fixes a few bugs reported through the Auto Thickbox support forum on wordpress.org.

Fixes include:

  • Issue with parsing of links with non-standard (class, href, rel, target) attributes included in the <a> tag. This caused Twitter Widgets to break.
  • Issue where the external link icon was not added if the url specified by href had a preceding space href=” http://www.example.com
  • Issue with links containing onClick (or other javascript event) attributes with embedded javascript code. WordPress’ Threaded Comments does this.
  • Issue with 2 spaces being injected between <a and class/href/rel/etc. i.e <a href=”http://example.com”>
  • ‘Warning: ob_start(): non-static method anchor_utils::ob_filter() should not be called statically’ warning when using PHP 5.4 or 5.3 with warning logging enabled.

Auto Thickbox was also impacted by several of these issues.  Auto Thickbox version 4.2 includes the necessary fixes.


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