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Molto Verboso
No Scooter no more...
Joined: 26 Jul 2006
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Location: Brighton, England
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:19 am quote
Can someone tell me how you do that thing with links to external sites where a word is a link.

Like if i wanted some people to go to wikipedia, i dont have to put the whole link in the post i just have a word ie wikipedia and its underlined.

it seems to be a much better idea than having a huge string of url stuff.

hope that makes sense
Petty Tyrant
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Posts: 29677
Location: Bay Area, California
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:23 am quote
[url=http://www.boingboing.net]Boing Boing[/url]
Which results in:

Boing Boing
Molto Verboso
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Posts: 1611
Location: Brighton, England
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:28 am quote
Ah ha!

so you have to do a bit of work (theres no auto button type thing)

cheers jess, you've no idea how long ive been wondering how people do that

Tattle-tale
2007 LX 150 (memories)
Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 8349
Location: New Hampshire
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:35 am quote
Not meaning to sound ignorant but do all the characters have to be entered manually or can the link be tagged somehow? If all those keystrokes have to be made, I would think it's easier to copy and paste the link, although it won't look as cool as a LOOK HERE.
Hooked
2006 Piaggio Fly150, 2008 Triumph StreetTriple
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 289
Location: Berkeley
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:38 am quote
christos x wrote:
so you have to do a bit of work (theres no auto button type thing)
Hooked
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008
Posts: 492
Location: Seattle WA
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:21 pm quote
NightWing wrote:
Not meaning to sound ignorant but do all the characters have to be entered manually or can the link be tagged somehow? If all those keystrokes have to be made, I would think it's easier to copy and paste the link, although it won't look as cool as a LOOK HERE.
One of many possible approaches:
  1. Copy the url you want to link to.

  2. Type your link text.
    LOOK HERE
  3. Select your link text and then click the URL button
    (as highlighted by ScootNinja above).
    [url]LOOK HERE[/url]
  4. Type "=" immediately after "url" in the first tag.
    [url=]LOOK HERE[/url]
  5. Paste the url.
    [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut_and_paste]LOOK HERE[/url]

Result: LOOK HERE
Molto Verboso
No Scooter no more...
Joined: 26 Jul 2006
Posts: 1611
Location: Brighton, England
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:15 pm quote
lostboy wrote:
NightWing wrote:
Not meaning to sound ignorant but do all the characters have to be entered manually or can the link be tagged somehow? If all those keystrokes have to be made, I would think it's easier to copy and paste the link, although it won't look as cool as a LOOK HERE.
One of many possible approaches:
  1. Copy the url you want to link to.

  2. Type your link text.
    LOOK HERE
  3. Select your link text and then click the URL button
    (as highlighted by ScootNinja above).
    [url]LOOK HERE[/url]
  4. Type "=" immediately after "url" in the first tag.
    [url=]LOOK HERE[/url]
  5. Paste the url.
    [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut_and_paste]LOOK HERE[/url]

Result: LOOK HERE
Ahhh! very clever Mr Bond, that makes things a lot easier... i wish I was that smart

thanks
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