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Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
How do you insert an embedded link? on 04/28/2008 15:20:56 MDT Print View

Can some clever person please explain the process for inserting a link into a forum post?

It's a bit of a pain to have to copy and paste a URL.

I am sure it's been talked about before but I can't seem to find it.

Thanks.

Nia Schmald
(nschmald) - MLife
Re: How do you insert an embedded link? on 04/28/2008 17:46:01 MDT Print View

I'm not that clever, but was able to find this sometime back buried in the middle of another thread.

{a href="http://yourrul.com"}This is the link that the reader sees{/a}

Now substitute < for { and > for } and it will work. You'll also need to be careful about the length of the url. Not exactly sure what the limit is but if your link doesn't work you can always try tinyurl.com.

At some point BPL will get modern forum software and we won't have to do this anymore.

Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
Re: Re: How do you insert an embedded link? on 04/28/2008 18:27:19 MDT Print View

Thanks Nia, I'll give it a crack.

Sounds pretty clever to me!

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Re: Re: How do you insert an embedded link? on 04/28/2008 19:15:23 MDT Print View

{a href="http://yourrul.com"}This is the link that the reader sees{/a}

Now substitute < for { and > for } and it will work.
---

Also stick:
target="_blank"
with a space in front, directly after the last quote mark in the url and it will open in a new window.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: How do you insert an embedded link? on 04/28/2008 20:24:26 MDT Print View

Posted in Test, as that's a good place to, ah TEST,...

In the following, replace http://URL with the link,
and TARGET STRING with something meaningful.
(The quotes Are required.)

Embedded Link


Like, http://www.backpackinglight.com
and for TARGET STRING ------- Go Here

Edited by greg23 on 09/15/2010 14:37:57 MDT.

Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
bongo on 03/27/2009 16:05:52 MDT Print View

ABC

Edited by lushy on 03/27/2009 16:14:56 MDT.

Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
bongo3 on 03/27/2009 16:20:08 MDT Print View

Edited by lushy on 03/27/2009 16:20:51 MDT.

Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
bongot on 04/02/2009 15:30:15 MDT Print View

˚

Edited by lushy on 04/02/2009 15:35:15 MDT.

Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
dont' bother to read - only another test on 07/15/2009 17:55:06 MDT Print View

there

Edited by lushy on 06/06/2010 00:09:11 MDT.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
insert link at cursor button on 07/26/2009 11:09:48 MDT Print View

again a request for a button that does this easily:

Just like the 'insert image at cursor' button, on the 'posting a message' page, there should be an 'insert link at cursor' button.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
dont read, just a test on 02/25/2010 20:50:10 MST Print View

This is the link that the reader sees

Edited by ngatel on 02/25/2010 20:53:57 MST.

Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
Bingo on 06/05/2010 22:11:53 MDT Print View

SNIPPITY SNIP

Edited by lushy on 06/05/2010 22:12:55 MDT.

jeffrey bennett
(jollygreen)

Locale: Near the bottom
test on 06/06/2010 00:03:03 MDT Print View

pat sun hoody

Edited by jollygreen on 06/06/2010 00:04:25 MDT.

jeffrey bennett
(jollygreen)

Locale: Near the bottom
test on 06/06/2010 00:06:01 MDT Print View

hoody

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
test on 09/15/2010 12:47:13 MDT Print View

Gearlist

Edited by roguenode on 09/15/2010 12:48:26 MDT.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Nia Thanks on 03/06/2011 10:23:32 MST Print View

Nia,

I had a long url that would set up as a hot link. I went to tinyurl like you suggested and it it worked fine.

Great tip.

Daryl

Aaron Knapp
(amknapp4)

Locale: Midwest
Test - Dont Read on 04/12/2011 18:58:27 MDT Print View

backpack

Edited by amknapp4 on 04/12/2011 19:06:51 MDT.

Mina Loomis
(elmvine) - MLife

Locale: Central Texas
test on 09/20/2011 10:45:07 MDT Print View

http://gallery.me.com/mkloomis#100597

http://gallery.me.com/mkloomis#100573

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
this only a test :) on 09/22/2011 20:12:34 MDT Print View

shoulderseasonlist

Edited by mtwarden on 09/22/2011 20:27:56 MDT.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
test on 12/18/2011 20:37:40 MST Print View

CNN

Edited by bster13 on 12/18/2011 20:39:38 MST.