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With apologies. How do I create a link using text in place

by Ziks511 / February 9, 2013 / 9:48 AM UTC

of the URL. I wanted to place a post on the Colt London Armoury linked to a Google Books source, which has an Url several miles long.


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if I understand what you want
by Roger NC / February 9, 2013 / 9:51 AM UTC
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OPPS, I typed i so that it worked instead of showing
by Roger NC / February 9, 2013 / 12:42 PM UTC


replace ( and ) with [ and ]

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Two sets of brackets with the text in between
by Steven Haninger / February 9, 2013 / 10:50 AM UTC

You'll open with something like your text here . The opening and closing use of "url" are critical. The closing will be as typed using the front slash. I will sometimes bold or italicize the text using the usual methods. An easy way to capture the link, of course, is to just copy/paste it between the equals sign and closing bracket. You can use the test forum to try it out.

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I messed up
by Steven Haninger / February 9, 2013 / 11:26 AM UTC

I made a valid construction of a link that didn't exist. You need an opening and closing set of brackets with your text between them. I'll use a bogus * to foil the example so leave those out. Your post will look like *[*url=your link here*]*your text here*[*/url]. Do it that way without the*s

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by James Denison / February 9, 2013 / 11:22 AM UTC
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by Steven Haninger / February 9, 2013 / 11:46 AM UTC

You mean to recommend to a male that he read the instructions? You can lose friends that way. Wink

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You know you've said before
by JP Bill / February 9, 2013 / 11:59 AM UTC
In reply to: What??

Cut and Paste.

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