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25 March 2014
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Joe said
I'm able to linkify certain keywords on the forum, so when they get mentioned they automatically point to articles in the main part of the site. I think sometimes the albums/songs/profiles get forgotten about, so this will give them a bit of promotion. Especially the solo sections for John and Paul - I've put quite a bit of work into then but haven't really worked out how best to let people know they're there.

Also, internal linking is very good for search engine optimisation (SEO), so it might help my Google ranking if people are looking for, say, Sgt Pepper. I'm only going to link to my features, not Amazon links or anything spammy.

I've tested it so far with album and song titles. Every time a title gets mentioned it'll hyperlink it, which may become a bit distracting if a conversation uses the same title again and again. We'll see. Also it gets confused when two names are similar, so "Let It Be Naked" just links the first bit (to the LIB album page).

If people don't absolutely hate it I'll roll out to cover people, as well as some events (Our World, Apple Rooftop). Where there's an album and song with the same name I'll just link to the album. When there's a generic word (eg Yesterday, Flying, SomethingHelp! - it doesn't like punctuation anyway) I won't let it link at all.

Test: Revolver, Abbey Road, What Goes On, Your Mother Should Know.


That's what I was curious about when I noticed the linking.

Seems like a good idea, especially for newer fans. If we're talking about something like the Carnival Of Light (if that links), for example, they can click it, know what we're talking about, and give the main site more traffic.

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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I found out it's possible to have case-sensitive entries, so yesterday won't autolink but Yesterday will. Should be easier when people use generic words in conversation.

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Can you overwrite the automated link with another link, say for instance a clip of All You Need Is Love that doesnt really warrant a full video in the thread/post? Let's give it a go. Cool, you can. Good to know.



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After much well-meaning pestering from @Ahhh Girl and others I've finally sorted out some simple affiliate links for Amazon and iTunes. These help give the Beatles Bible a bit of extra income, at no cost to you.

The links are in my autosignature, and should automatically take people to their country's version (eg,

Obviously there's no obligation to use these, but it would be appreciated if you remember!

When you click on the iTunes link (, I get 7% of any purchases made in the next 24 hours.

For Amazon ( it varies by product type, but averages out about the same. Again, it's for purchases made within 24 hours, but any items placed in a shopping cart can earn commission for up to 89 days if a purchase is eventually made.

Lastly, the links should take you directly to Beatles-related products, but it doesn't matter what gets bought.


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Joe is looking into the blurry picture thing.

Joe said

Regarding the image popups being of low quality, that was caused by me moving images onto a different server to save bandwidth (I won't explain in detail because it's slightly boring and techy). The other server resizes images to automatically display the most suitable version. However, in this case it was displaying the thumbnail correctly, then enlarging the same thumbnail image so it appeared blurry. It was clever, but not clever enough.

The best fix is to disable the thumbnail enlargement thing, so instead of it showing the full size as a popup, it takes you away from the forum to the image's location on the web. So clicking on the image in this post takes you to the full size jpg file.

If it's still doing weird stuff for people I can disable the thumbnail thing altogether, so people get the full size image in the post. It's up to you lot – let me know.

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