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#1 Barefoot2

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

Can anyone give me tips (idiots guide) to posting a link that shows up as a word or icon and not the address itself that I want to send readers to? I don't even know what to call this, but I see many people do it all the time. In the forum that I want to use this ability, it is very 'touchy' (non technical description, I know) and I and others find that it posts before we are finished with writing our text. Because of this I have been hesitant to play around with it, not wanting to have something totally screwball get posted before I figure out what the h*ll I am doing.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:55 PM

You do the following:

[url=linkhere]WORD THAT DESCRIBES LINK[/url]


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:07 PM

Does the forum you wish to post said link at, use BBcode as we do here and demonstrated by cryptodan. Or do they use HTML, which is a completely different code.

Click <a href="http://www.google.com">here</a> to go to google.


would be the HTML version to create a link.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:09 PM

Not sure of the code, I will have to ask around. Thanks for the replies!!

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:50 AM

If the Firefox browser is being used, this add-on, CoLT will format a link (and it's text) in BBCode, HTML, or RichText; and several other formats as well.
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