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Remove the need to enter http:// in the URL provided in front end submission

currenlty, users need to enter the full address, with http, example: for the URL to show up on the pending event page. It would be great if either a partial address would still transfer through or if automatically inputted the http:// part of the address as most submitters don't type that in. I am getting almost no url's from the front end submission which slows down the process greatly.

  • amy conway
  • Mar 2 2016
  • Will Not Implement
  • Oct 6, 2016

    Admin Response

    As the URL can be either http or https, we cannot know which one should add automatically, in case user doesn't mention it. Still, we have a notification to ask user to provide it.

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  • Benjamin Sokic commented
    March 04, 2016 19:43

    Hi Amy,

    It is necessary to enter the full address with http://, the same is in the backend when creating event, although there is not possible to publish event if a link is without http:// because "The URL you have entered in the Organizer Contact Info > Website URL seems to be invalid." message appears, this is how our plugin works, but we can improve or add a label/info that is necessary to enter the full address.




  • amy conway commented
    March 05, 2016 00:10

    It would be helpful because we require a url to make a front end submission but nothing stops the user from submitting without the full address. If a message popped up asking for the full address then users would be aware and would no longer be able to submit events without the URLs we require.

  • Antonio Mitag commented
    December 06, 2016 15:00

    Possible solution:
    if the website entered is without protocol, direct the user to http version, otherwise if the version is https, keep that link.

    I currently deal with the issue with a jquery script that strips the string of its protocol and redirects it to http only. Most websites will automatically switch to https anyway.

  • steven vargas commented
    December 07, 2016 15:58

    I noticed some businesses who uploaded with www or just domain name and it redirects to a error page.  It does make it difficult and would seem like something most everyone would like to have here.