Putting hyperlinks in your posts and other coding stuff

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Putting hyperlinks in your posts and other coding stuff

Postby Grahame Gardner » Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:50 pm

**edited for new forum software 9 Feb 2008**

I've noticed that people are trying to put hyperlinks in their posts by enclosing them in <> brackets. Whilst this certainly delineates the hyperlink, it doesn't make it an active link. To do that, enter the link without the <> brackets, then select (highlight) the text of the link by clicking and dragging your mouse over it, and then click the box above the posting window that says URL. This will add the required codes either end of the hyperlink text.
You can do the same to add formatting to other text, by highlighting the text you want, then click on the other boxes to add bold, underline, italic. etc.
You can also change font colour and sizefrom here.
To quote text from another post in your reply like this:
To quote text from another post in your reply like this
you can either click the button that says "quote" at the top right of the posting, which will open up a reply window and paste the entire message of the post into it between the words 'quote' in square brackets. You can then edit out the bits you don't want (but be sure to leave the 'quote' codes in), and add your reply below. Or you can copy just the text you want from the post before clicking on the "reply" button, paste the text into your reply, highlight it and then click on the "quote" box above in the same way as you would for other codes. However, this second method won't include the name of the original poster and is best used for multiple quotes from the same person.

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Advanced hyperlinking

Postby Grahame Gardner » Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:01 pm

To make any bit of text link to a webpage, you can enter the link in this format:

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[url=http://www.whatever the website is/particular page I want]text I want to be displayed[/url]
.

When displayed in your post, this will read as text I want to be displayed and will be a clickable link, such as: click here to go to the main BSD website.
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Postby Grahame Gardner » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:55 pm

To link to another thread or message in the forum, open a new window or tab and search the forum to get the thread you want. Then just copy and paste that full URL from the browser into your post in the same manner as described earlier; {url=http://britishdowsers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=topic number}your link text{/url} (replacing curly brackets with square ones),
If there is a particular message you want to link to, click the little file icon just to the left of the author's name where it appears under the subject line, then copy the resulting URL as before. This will link directly back to that message; which is very handy if the thread is a long one. For example, to put a link to this particular message, you would use this:
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 [url=http://britishdowsers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=886#p886]link to this message[/url]

Which would display as this: link to this message.

You can also find these things out by holding your mouse pointer over any of the code buttons when you are making a post, whereupon a little help line will appear, telling you what the codes are.
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