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Moving images after a messed up Wordpress move

Recently two Wordpress sites of mine were merged into one, by someone else. But some of the images didn't transfer, though the posts did. So at this point, I can go into one of the moved posts with the missing images and the image is just a blank box with the URL pointing to the old website. There are about hundred+ posts like this. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 19, 2015 - 7 answers

How to get a URL shortened with Google's URL Shortener Reactivated?

A few months a ago I shortened a URL wit the Google URL Shortener (https://goo.gl/[etc] and distributed it to a small handful of people. As recently as two weeks ago, it continued to work just fine. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Jul 1, 2015 - 2 answers

Can any librarians tell me what this thing does?

In some National Library of Medicine sites (I noticed it in TOXNET) that link back to PubMed, there's this one key-value pair in the query string that's appended to the PubMed URL:


Does anyone know why it's there, or what it does? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Jun 5, 2015 - 7 answers

URLs in printed footnotes: how to access?

Is there an easy way to include links to URLs from a printed book. [more inside]
posted by bwonder2 on Oct 18, 2014 - 8 answers

I want a URL, the price keeps changing, now it's too high.

I would like to own a URL, but the price keeps changing. Now it's really up there. It's owned by one of those huge domain companies. A year ago I looked at it, and it was over $1200. A few months later it was down to $900. Now it's $2495! What gives? Why does it keep changing? How do I get it at a lower price? For what it's worth, I noticed that a site using the .org version now exists, and I don't believe it was there earlier if memory serves . Does that have an impact? Help me get this URL at a reasonable price, please.
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Redirecting a website URL to a Google doc

Our organization uses a Google form to sign up new members. I want to set up our website so that www.OurURL.org/join redirects to that Google doc. Is this possible? What is this functionality called? How do you go about setting it up?
posted by ottereroticist on Apr 26, 2014 - 5 answers

Old internet/academic humor archive?

I'm looking for an old website, maintained by a college professor, with computer, physics, and grad-school related humor colelcted from around the Internet. [more inside]
posted by thegears on Mar 1, 2014 - 4 answers

How to create short, masking url for single .html file in Dropbox?

(Sorry, I'm Internet-challenged:) I keep a small website (essentially it's one html file) in my Dropbox folder as a minimalist way to share my various weird projects with friends. I like everything about this solution except the fact, that website's address is this ugly dl.dropbox.com/​u/​yadayayda​ydyadyada/​something/​somethingelse.html Is there a way to mask this address from showing up in browser and replace it with something more elegant and free? Or is this some next level stuff?
posted by desultory_banyan on Dec 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Counter-typosquatting techniques?

Do large companies systematically register domains that would result from URL typos? If so, how do they go about it? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 2, 2013 - 2 answers

What's with the special 'Share this video' link on YouTube?

Why does each YouTube video have a special 'Share this video' link, at the http://youtu.be/ domain? Is there a meaningful difference between using the link provided and just copying the URL from the address bar? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Sep 25, 2013 - 7 answers

How important is a website's title for SEO?

I am an expert in "widgets". I own several domain names such as "widgetexpert.com", "widgetreview.com" ...you get the idea. All in all, I have about 5 domain names that are specific to my expertise for my consulting business. However, in the end, I only want to give clients ONE url to find my website (probably the expert.com one I listed above) and to put on business cards, letterhead, etc.. When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), how important or helpful is it to have multiple permutations of domain names as opposed to keywording in the website itself? I keep coming up with new catchy website names that I could buy and redirect to the main site, but I'm not sure if this is just vanity speaking or if there's real value in doing this. I have read another post indicating that this is not a very fruitful activity. Nevertheless, let's say for example, I was an expert in camcorders. Consequently, I would own camcorderexpert.com, camcorderreview.com, etc..But I also want to capture the question, "Should I buy sony?" Wouldn't that be captured "best" by shouldibuysony.com or whybuysony.com ...You get the idea.
posted by teg4rvn on Jul 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Need to find and completely remove all hyperlinks/URL's from a Word doc

I have a 100-page Word document full of miscellaneous content from different websites. Unfortunately, after each section taken from a website, there's basically a citation for where the content was taken from that contains the URL for the website. I need to find a way to find all these hyperlinks and delete them completely from my document. They're all from different websites, so really, the only commonality is the "http://" part.
posted by beammeup4 on Jul 19, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I get my URL out of the wrong hands?

Someone snagged my old Blogger URL and made it live again and is using it to post lousy marketing copy, mostly, it seems, to generate some income for Google ads. The problem is - the URL is my totally unique professional name. So, if someone were to search for my name, they would find my old blog, filled with some else's crap content. [more inside]
posted by Ink-stained wretch on Jul 18, 2013 - 12 answers

Opera's URL Filtering Tribulations

I'm trying to setup Opera to allow surfing on one site only, but my URL filter is failing me. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Apr 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Running my own URL shortener

I'd like to run my own URL shortener. I could roll my own, but my coding skills are ... primitive. Does anyone have a package for this out there that they like? I have mysql on the server I'd like to run it on, and both perl and php. Probably python, too, but I'm python-illiterate (for now - of course, this could be a good project to ramp up on python...) Thanks!
posted by rmd1023 on Mar 20, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I forward a register.com domain without the ads or fees?

I have a domain, myname.com, that I want to have forwarded to my Google Sites webpage. My old domain company did it for free but now that I signed with register.com they want either a fee to do it or I have to accept their annoying banner ad. How do I get around this? [more inside]
posted by nestor_makhno on Jan 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Is a domain name permanently assigned to a website or blog or can i change it?

If i assign a domain name to blogspot.com something is it permanent or can i reassign it? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia on Dec 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Taking up space on the Interwebs

What should I do with my custom domain name? I plan to let it expire.. but I'm stuck with it until 2014. [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Nov 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Who "owns" it?

For sake of discussion, let's say that I am an expert on "widgets". Particularly, I review a lot of reports about widgets for my word-of-mouth consulting business. This is a side business - - by day I work in the public sector - - in the widget business. Approximately 6 years ago I purchased the domain "widget review.com" with the hope of using it as I neared retirement and transitioned to a full time consulting role with a full fledged website. Well... In the interim time, another expert in the widget field has had a consulting business and a website named "widget review.org" I know you are not my lawyer, but might I run into some sort of legal trouble when I bring my website online... even if I owned the dot com url first? To be clear, my competitor and I provide the exact same service. I am also operating under the assumption that he probably looked for the dotcom version of the url, but since I owned it, optioned to the dotorg version.
posted by teg4rvn on Oct 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Tool to copy web text plus URL--in one go?

There must be a tool for this: I want to copy text from a web page, then paste into in a word processing document, with the URL of the original page somehow appended to the text--say, in parenthesis at the end. Any suggestions?
posted by largecorp on Sep 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me register a domain for URL shortening

How can I discover a short URL that is available to register? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Sep 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Mass customization of URLs/QR Codes

I want to have a large number of unique URLs, all pointing to the same content. Like a million of 'em, so we can track individual recipients' behaviors online; one URL (or set of related URLs) per recipient (say we're sending them an email or a postcard with a QR code). [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Aug 28, 2012 - 3 answers

(nearly) identical Wordpress sites hosted on different URLs

Question about nearly-identical Wordpress sites hosted at different URLS and Google indexing/rankings. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there any way to prevent external sites from linking to me?

Is there any way to prevent external sites from linking to me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 - 11 answers

What's the best way to deal with Outbrain links in Firefox?

Is there a Firefox extension or something that will change Outbrain links into the regular links they appear to be when you first mouse over them? [more inside]
posted by straight on May 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Who owns those "misspelled URL" pages?

Who owns those "misspelled URL" pages? [more inside]
posted by world b free on May 3, 2012 - 13 answers

How to shorten LOTS of URLs?

What is the best way to shorten ALL of the URL's on a page / in an email? [more inside]
posted by olddogeyes on Apr 3, 2012 - 2 answers

The case of the vanishing emails

Emails containing a certain domain name are going missing. How can we fix this now and prevent it in the future? [more inside]
posted by ssg on Jan 17, 2012 - 5 answers

What's the URL this Javascript button goes to?

Is there a way to discover the destination URL that one gets by clicking a Javascript button? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Dec 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you help us find an available domain name?

Some friends and I are creating a small creative consulting group. Our skills are pretty diverse- environmental, web development, musical transcription/composition. We are trying to come up with an easy to remember name that is vague enough to cover all of what we do (with available .com URL) and drawing blanks. Any suggestions of names? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 - 18 answers

How to I forward my domain elsewhere?

MeFi web experts...help me forward my domain to another site. [more inside]
posted by ieatwords on Jul 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Alias whatever

How can I set URL forwarding to get a second domain name to point to a subpage of my Drupal site? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jul 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Short URL service in the same directory as WordPress?

How do I create a custom bit.ly-like short URL service in the same directory as a WordPress installation? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jun 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Mimic Firefox address bar behaviour in Chrome

In Firefox I can easily find a site I've already visited by typing part of the URL and I get a list of URLs containing that string in a dropdown beneath the address. Can I get Chrome to do this? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jun 9, 2011 - 6 answers

URL help?

How do I change our wiki URL from www.name:port to www.name:port/wiki (where 'name' is the name of our support portal)? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Apr 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you open a PDF via a link with a search phrase highlighted?

Can I bring a search phrase into a PDF from a URL? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Apr 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Search only URLs on a page?

Using FireFox, can I search the link text (the URL) on a given page instead of the anchor text? [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

What kind of domain should I reserve for myself?

PERSONAL BRANDING QUESTION: do I get a .me domain or .com domain? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Mar 6, 2011 - 22 answers

Mr URL Redirection & Mrs Search Results

Client requested a single page website. Same client has bought himself a shiny new domain name - www.client.com. Given likely very low volume of hits, I propose hosting that single page under my existing Apache-enabled webspace - www.existing.com/client. How do I set things up such that Google results show client's domain and not my own? Thanks!
posted by freston on Feb 16, 2011 - 12 answers

A simple problem with a complicated solution

In ColdFusion 7, how do I find every URL in a string containing HTML, and replace them with root-relative versions? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Can nearlyfreespeech.net and Google Sites play nicely?

The name is at nearlyfreespeech.net. The content is on Google Sites. Let’s try to bridge that divide. [more inside]
posted by him on Sep 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Can't access one specific site

How do I refresh someone else's IP? I can't load a specific site I usually access every day when I am connected to my home ISP, although I can get to the site when I'm at work and on my smartphone. Absolutely NONE of my browsers can load the site, even those which I've never uised to visit the site before. When I contacted my ISP tonight, the tech said that he could access the same site from his computer, so it doesn't appear to be a DNS issue there. I have no problems loading any other sites on my browsers. What gives? [more inside]
posted by The True Wheel on Sep 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Big Product, Big Decision

Vanity URL—link to subfolder of brand site, or stand-alone "vanity" site? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Sep 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Creative domain name needed!

I need a domain name idea for an online donation service. The shorter the better! [more inside]
posted by jeffrygardner on Aug 23, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I find this music website that's stuck in my head?

What is the URL of the music site I am thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Aug 21, 2010 - 8 answers


One of my clients was purchased by their competitor. It was a surprise. That (now former) client is is overdue on multiple invoices to me/my company. Kiss the money goodbye, right? Normally yes, but I own my former client's domain name, and have been hosting it. How do I come up with a number for how much the URL is worth, when "globally" it's not worth much, but regionally and within the industry, it is very identifiable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2010 - 14 answers

help a know-nothing with Word Press

Need help with WordPress [more inside]
posted by Postroad on May 21, 2010 - 6 answers

wordpress insanity: link the domain URL to a static front page

How can I link my domain URL (www.domain.com) to a static homepage on Wordpress. Please don't say "change the reading setting", because that totally doesn't work. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Mar 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Turns out our top referrer is Zombo.com

What are best enterprise level Web Analytic / Stat programs that work with IIS and Apache sever logs? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Mar 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Does a different sort of file structure similar to URL and IP addresses exist?

I'm having a lot of difficulty explaining my question properly, but is there a program that organizes files in a URL and IP address format? As opposed to a strict tree structure? That way, I am not limited to a hierarchical structure and linked files would always remain linked, no matter where it is located. [more inside]
posted by JiffyQ on Feb 19, 2010 - 7 answers

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