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Urgent page redirect advice needed, please

  1. Hi, everyone
    A bit of an emergency for me, I'm afraid... :( I wanted some folks to have a look at a particular section of one of my pages:

    http://suchadrag.wordpress.com/portfolio/suchadrag-goes-for-a-prize/#comment-142

    However, between me, Word and Adobe PDF, the link was cut down to http://suchadrag.wordpress.com/portfolio/suchadrag-goes-for-a-prize.

    Because even the final forward slash is no longer there, clicking on the link (which I meant to check, but somehow didn't and now it's too late) gives a Page-not-found message.

    Is there any way of implementing a redirect from the broken link to the correct one behind the scenes? As you can imagine, it's super urgent and that's why I am rather desperate...

    Many thanks in advance for all your help,
    Dragos

    The blog I need help with is suchadrag.wordpress.com.

  2. Neither link is giving me a 404 message. he first one brings me to a comment on the page, the second to the top of the page.

  3. Oh, sorry. Just realised that...

    It looks like, when the link without the final forward slash comes from this forum, an automatic forward slash is added and it's all good. However, when I click on the link in my PDF, the forward slash is not added... here is a bit of that file: http://suchadrag.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/test2.pdf

    The problem seems to be with Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.4, but now I need a solution for the damage done (I've learnt my lesson about how to produce the PDF in the first place...)

    Cheers,
    Dragos

  4. Oh, sorry. Just realised that...

    It looks like, when the link without the final forward slash comes from this forum, an automatic forward slash is added and it's all good. However, when I click on the link in my PDF, the forward slash is not added... here is a bit of that file: http://suchadrag.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/test2.pdf

    The problem seems to be with Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.4, but now I need a solution for the damage done (I've learnt my lesson about how to produce the PDF in the first place...)

    Cheers,
    Dragos

  5. Sorry, but you will need to fix the link in the PDF file, we don't have access to the files here to build a redirect for a link.

  6. PS - you might try putting the broken link in for a Post title and a search might find it (sorry can't remember the exact way the search function works on your blog) - and / or put a note )Post) on the front page that there is a broken link coming into your blog and here is the real link - or maybe at the top of the Sidebar for the link.

  7. EDIT: Acrobat Pro messed things up worse than I thought: I pasted two links into Notepad++ - one from the WordPress address and one from what Acrobat Pro created and it looks like the problem is not necessarily the trailing slash; it's actually the codes into which Acrobat converted the dashes in my address:

    (working link) http://suchadrag.wordpress.com/portfolio/suchadrag-goes-for-a-prize/

    (messed up link) http://suchadrag.wordpress.com/portfolio/suchadrag%E2%80%90goes%E2%80%90for%E2%80%90a%E2%80%90prize

    I don't know if it's possible to create a redirect for that...

  8. Thanks a lot for the suggestions, auxclass, and for trying to help, mmadfan!

  9. Last Q; Is there any way to change my 404 standard message (only for 10 days from today) from

    404: Page Not Found

    We are terribly sorry, but the URL you typed no longer exists. It might have been moved or deleted, or perhaps you mistyped it. We suggest searching the site:

    to something like:

    You are on your way to the Comments page.

    Every learning techy has his/her nemesis; I found mine and its cure - blog post to follow. In the meantime, please click here to access my Comments.

    If you are looking for something else, please use the Search box below. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

  10. No, there isn't. 404 error messages are part of the theme's code (which you cannot change).

    For what it's worth, different themes have different 404 messages:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/the-404-error-message/

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