[WMTech] External Link Interstitial

[Free Add-on ] [WMTech] External Link Interstitial 1.0.4

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1.3, 1.4
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External Link Interstitial is a very small add-on which activates the built-in interstitial screen in XenForo 1.3 to be shown at all external links if you've enabled link proxy.

This has 3 Advantages:
1) Your visitor gets a message that she/he now leaves your site.
2) The referer-log of the target URL does not refer to the actual page with the link at your site any more.
:relievedface: It enables Skimlink and similar services to work as intended.

By default the XenForo built-in redirect screen is only shown if an error occurs within the link proxy system (wrong hash or the proxy was not called from your site). Normally the link proxy transparently and silently redirects your visitor to the target URL right after the click.

This add-on changes that behavior and enables the redirect interstitial screen for all external links at your site and still counts the click for the Link Proxy Log in your ACP.

If you want to style the interstitial screen, please refer to the "link_redirect" template which is part of every XenForo installation and can be changed as you like.

There are no options for this add-on. Simply deactivate it, if you no longer want to show the interstitial to all external links.

This add-on only works if you've enabled the "Link Proxy" in XenForo (ACP > Options > Messages > Image and Link Proxy).

Current compatibility:
This add-on is compatible with Xenforo 1.3.x (tested with XenForo 1.3.0 RC2) and XenForo 1.4.x (tested with XenForo 1.4.4).
Sorry, this add-on cannot be used at Xenforo 1.2.x or older.

Step 1:
Upload everything from the "upload" directory into your web servers forum directory.

Step 2:
Install "addon-wmt_extlinkinterstitial-10*.xml" in your Xenforo ACP as a new addon.

This release can be installed or upgraded using Auto-Installers
Available Options for admin from Xenforo ACP:
None. Simply deactivate it, if you don't want to use it temporarily.

Attached is a screenshot of a default interstitial screen.

There are no warranties and there will be no support for this addon except within this thread. And even then, it won't be guaranteed. Use it at your own risk. We'll provide updates to this addon should the need arise, but we can provide no guarantee for that also. The add-on has been tested carefully and is hopefully bug free.
We reserve all rights to the code in this addon. It may not be distributed, modified or unmodified, in whole or part without our written consent.

Thank you, and we hope this add-on helps you with your forum too.
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