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Insterting website links into a post 4164

No Life Club Posts: 4,531 Hello...is this thing on?
Insterting website links into a post
« on: October 13, 2007, 12:15:24 AM »
Firstly a few bits of jargon (not really needed but its always nice to know what stuff means)
Hyperlink = words that you can click on and they will open up a website
HTTP =  Hypertext Transfer Protocol
URL = Uniform Resource Locator
Tags = Part of the code of the software used to run the forum that tell the software what is enclosed within them. They start with [tag] and end with [/tag] common ones are [ url] and [ img]


Ok for those of you that are unaware of how to insert a hyperlink into a post here is my attempt at an easy step by step guide on how to do it!

First we need to get the URL (this is usually in the form of a http address) for the site you wish to link to. This is done by copying it from the address bar in the Internet browser of your choice you can copy it in one of 3 ways, 1) right click it with your mouse and choose copy from the list that appears 2) select all the text and press CTRL and C on the keyboard together 3) select all the text then go to the Edit menu above and click on copy.

Now we move into how to get it into a post. There are two ways of creating the link 1) using the handy button provided 2) manually. The button does save a few seconds of time but other than that its basically the same process.
When you press the button this appears in the posting box [ url][/url] but without the space, you can just type this out manually either way it has the same effect! Now we have the [ url] tags we can put the link into them, do this by pasting the link in to one of the two places shown below. Pasting can be done by 1) right clicking the mouse in the right place and choosing paste 2) pressing CTRL and V together or 3) choose paste from the edit menu.

Place 1. [ url]www.multitool.org[/url] but without the spaces in there, this gives you www.multitool.org
Place 2. [ url=www.multitool.org]Please click me![/url] again without the space giving you this Please click me!

The second method is very useful for displaying very long links (such as ebay ones).

Another handy tag to use is the [ email][/email] ones, simply put the email address inside of the tags and people can click on it to their hearts content!

Well i think that covers it, if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask and i'm sure someone (if not me!) will be able to answer you, remember the only stupid question is the one you don't ask...even if you feel a twerp when you ask it! (and i've been there a few times!)

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No Life Club Posts: 4,531 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007, 12:19:48 AM »
I also apologise if any of this sounds condescending but i had to teach my grandma to use a computer (boy was that fun!) so i may still dumb things down a bit too much.

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,184 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007, 12:32:37 AM »
I like dumb... I can understand dumb....   :ahhh

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007, 09:19:50 AM »
Thanks mate, I'm sure this'll be a great help to people, (me included).

Nice one :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 12:16:32 AM »
Thanks for the info! Always wondered how to do that.  :)

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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007, 12:21:23 AM »
No problem!

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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 02:07:45 PM »
If thats the dumbed down version I am glad you didn't get technical ;)
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 02:47:38 PM »
If thats the dumbed down version I am glad you didn't get technical ;)
:D :D :D :D

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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 02:37:52 AM »
Maybe if Roadie were to put out a short how-to video on this...?  :pok: :grin:

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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007, 10:00:19 AM »
I'll can give it a go and see what i can come up with!

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2007, 11:56:48 AM »
Well here's a quick go at a movie, not sure how well it will explain things, if its useless tell me and i'll try and do a better one. It may take a while to load fully its quite big (4.4MB) due to getting a video that was still readable.
Video

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2007, 12:07:16 PM »
Well here's a quick go at a movie, not sure how well it will explain things, if its useless tell me and i'll try and do a better one. It may take a while to load fully its quite big (4.4MB) due to getting a video that was still readable.
Video
Bloody good effort there mate :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Even a simpleton like me can follow it :) :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
No Life Club Posts: 4,531 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2007, 12:33:19 PM »
No problem, always happy to help out.

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2007, 03:45:45 AM »
Holy crudmonkeys Roadie! That's awesome! (sheesh, and I was just kidding with the video suggestion!)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2007, 10:55:31 AM »
Holy crudmonkeys Roadie! That's awesome! (sheesh, and I was just kidding with the video suggestion!)
He's a talented little bunny aint he :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
No Life Club Posts: 4,531 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2007, 01:04:45 PM »
He's a talented little bunny aint he :)
Thats Mr Bunny to you! :D :P

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2007, 01:06:51 PM »
He's a talented little bunny aint he :)
Thats Mr Bunny to you! :D :P
Sorry for being too familiar :D

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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2007, 12:12:13 PM »
thank you for the tips :)

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Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2008, 05:48:18 PM »
That post was so helpful Roadie. I had been faffing around trying nut it out  & I stumbled on your post . Now I have done it & all is good :cheers: clever one.


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Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2008, 06:48:01 PM »
Yeah we keep him around as every now and again he's quite useful :D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,184 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2008, 07:26:34 PM »
I hate to admit it, but I had no idea how to do this until Roadie pointed it out.  The only other forum I visit on a regular basis (Knifeforums.com) does this automatically, so I'd had no idea how it worked!  It was frustrating to me to not be able to do that on my own forum!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,723 The MTO handshake.
Re: Insterting website links into a post
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2008, 09:51:23 AM »
I hate to admit it, but I had no idea how to do this until Roadie pointed it out.  The only other forum I visit on a regular basis (Knifeforums.com) does this automatically, so I'd had no idea how it worked!  It was frustrating to me to not be able to do that on my own forum!

Def
Do not feel bad I was looking for "handy button" that roadie mentioned in his how to post. I was looking everywhere for a button with a hand on it  :-[ :-[ ::). ps I found the short cut button ::)


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D

 

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