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

by Ziks511 / February 9, 2013 1:48 AM PST

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.

Rob

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if I understand what you want
by Roger NC / February 9, 2013 1:51 AM PST
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OPPS, I typed i so that it worked instead of showing
by Roger NC / February 9, 2013 4:42 AM PST

(url=address)text(/url)

replace ( and ) with [ and ]

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Two sets of brackets with the text in between
by Steven Haninger / February 9, 2013 2:50 AM PST

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 3:26 AM PST

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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode
by James Denison / February 9, 2013 3:22 AM PST
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What??
by Steven Haninger / February 9, 2013 3:46 AM PST

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 me....as you've said before
by JP Bill / February 9, 2013 3:59 AM PST
In reply to: What??

Cut and Paste.

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