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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 12/27/2008 :  04:13:28  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
 
How to make hyperlinked text, insert a URL-link

Example 1 (starting from scratch):

How to hyperlink a word:

Start with finding the hyperlink-icon next to the other Format text icons.
The forum tag hyperlink is the Globe-looking hyperlink icon

This causes the url formatting tag to be inserted in your text where the cursor is located. It looks like this:

[url][/url]


After that you need to manually add these characters: ="" to that tag

[url=""][/url]


Next you insert the link (in blue) between the quote-signs and the text (in red) between the start- and end- url-tag:
[url="http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html"]Awesome website[/url]


The result:
Awesome website


Example 2 (formatting a link into an already written paragraph):


Just as when you edit a written text in standard word-processors to change formatting to bold, or italics, you can likewise create a hyperlink.

Simply select the word or words you want to make into a hyperlink.
"A cool website to -->view the taxonomy<--- of almost any living animal."

Then click on the hyperlink icon

The text editor will insert the URL-formatting tags at the appropriate places:
"A cool website to [url]view the taxonomy[/url] of almost any living animal."

Just as in the first example, add the characters: ="" (one equal-char and two quote-chars) in the first tag:
"A cool website to [url=""]view the taxonomy[/url] of almost any living animal."

Then what is left is to copy-and-paste the URL-link in between the two quotation marks. Either by standard copy-and-paste command, but most browsers also support drag-and-drop.

"A cool website to [url="http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html"]view the taxonomy[/url] of almost any living animal."

End result: "A cool website to view the taxonomy of almost any living animal."


There you are! Now, go hyperlinking your stuff!
Remember, double-check in the post that your link is working, like using the Preview-button.

If the link gets broken, check the link for non-standard chars like ( ) [ ] # $ & and similar. To fix such links, use This HOWTO...






Edited to make OP topic sticky.

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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 12/22/2009 07:58:43

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Thanks, Doc! Mile-long links screwing up the page format are high up among my pet peeves. Usually, I drop out of that thread until (if) it goes to a clean page.

I suggest that we all bookmark this'n to help out the newbies.




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Tim
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Posted - 12/27/2008 :  08:02:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Tim a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much. I've bookmarked the page. No more mile long links coming from me.

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ThorGoLucky
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Posted - 12/21/2009 :  16:19:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To insert a URL that includes parentheses, like some Wikipedia articles, you need to use "escape codes/sequences".

For example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dualism_%28philosophy_of_mind%29

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Posted - 12/21/2009 :  22:51:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've tried in the past but with no success. Now I know. Thanks Dr Mabuse and Thor'. SS

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 12/22/2009 :  04:58:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks much, Dr. Mabuse and ThorGoLucky!

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 12/22/2009 :  07:33:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by ThorGoLucky

To insert a URL that includes parentheses, like some Wikipedia articles, you need to use "escape codes/sequences".

For example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dualism_%28philosophy_of_mind%29


All of this is taken care of in:

HOWTO: Fix broken links due to exotic characters.


Edited: Fixed the OP to include link to the "exotic characters"-HOWTO.

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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 12/22/2009 08:01:00
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