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I seem to be having a problem that a number of people are running into that I'm hoping we can solve. When I sent out emails using the "track click through" enabled, I end up with URLs that direct to white screens.

What should direct to http://www.mysite.com/contribute/

instead directs to this url, which gives a white screen.

http://www.mysite.com/wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=191&qid=5085

We're running Wordpress 4.3.1 CiviCRM 4.6.6

thoughts? suggestions? Would it help to post the actual site urls? Needless to say as this is a fundraising email, I've got a development director in the other room melting down over this, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • A development director with melt down... I know the feeling, and you have my sympathy! Hopefully someone could give you a tip during the weekend:-) – Flying Oct 16 '15 at 19:02
  • I don't use WP much but demo shows the link you should be putting in should be like wp46.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/… – petednz - fuzion Oct 16 '15 at 20:22
  • I assume you are using some WP redirect that is setting /contribute to 'something else'. Can you check what you have entered there and report back. – petednz - fuzion Oct 16 '15 at 20:23
  • -petednz No, the link is right. Works just fine on the site. And no WP redirect (It's just CiviCRM contribution in a WP page). The "track click through" just gives that weird link to the white screen of death and I can't seem to figure it out. Also of note, if I turn off the "track click throughs" in an email I send out, the links work just fine. – Devin Oct 16 '15 at 20:48
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Devin, your description is eerily similar to a problem I had on our Drupal site. Without track click through, things were fine. Once those were enabled, no dice.

For our situation (CiviMail - when Track Click Throughs is enabled, links result in a white screen with warnings), it turns out it was due to a PHP setting issue. Jon G's answer explains the why. Richard's answer explains how we fixed it.

Hope this helps!

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