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How to add HYPERLINKS to forum posts . . .
« on: May 03, 2008, 03:17:54 PM »
This FAQ is a "How To" for adding Hyperlinks to webpages or external (ie YouTube) video/audio clips or pictures.

Please note, members have requested that when possible, please upload your pictures directly to this forum as often linked pictures URL addresses change resulting in loss of image and thus degrading post and replies which are of interest for all, there are many examples of this in the forum.

EASIEST
The easiest way to add an address to this or another website's page in a post on this forum is to:
  • Copy (Ctrl-C in Windows) the URL that you want to link to from the address bar (normally at top) of the other webpage that looks like http://amazon.com etc.
  • Place your curser where you want in your post and just paste (Ctrl-V in Windows) the URL address.

BETTER
The problem with the above is it is not a clickable hyperlink to that other page. To do that:
  • Copy (Ctrl-C in Windows) the URL that you want to link to from the address bar (normally at top) of the other webpage that looks like http://amazon.com etc.
  • Place your curser where you want in your post and click the "Insert Hyperlink" button (looks like tiny globe of earth) above the post's text area. This will enter some small url][/url code in your text area with mouse curser between the two brackets.
  • Then with curser between the two square brackets, just paste (Ctrl-V in Windows) the URL address.
  • You are done, the hyperlink or external video/audio link will appear when you post/save your post to CheeseForum.org.

BEST (For webpages)
For links to webpages, the problem with the above method is that you may have very long unsightly URL address. This is not a problem for links to external video/audio clips as the forum software automatically displays the linked video/audio. Thus for a more elegant webpage link please:
  • Write the text that you want the link to appear as, such as "this link here".
  • With mouse, highlight that text and then mouse click on the the "Insert Hyperlink" button (looks like tiny globe of earth) which will insert small code on either side of your highlighted text like: [url]this link here[/url]
  • Copy the URL that you want to link to from the address bar of the other webpage.
  • With mouse, place your curser after the first [url and before the ] in the code before yout text, then type "=" sign and then paste your address (Ctrl-V). It should appear as: [url=http://www.amazon.com]this link here[/url]
  • You are done, the hyperlink will appear when you post/save your post to CheeseForum.org.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 09:37:15 AM by Webmaster »


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