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How-To for Links!
November 19, 2012
5:53 pm
Jennie Chancey
South Africa
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Okay, ladies, here’s a lesson in linking so you don’t have huge long URLs in your posts.

First, write a regular sentence in which you mention something you want to link to, like “I love Sense & Sensibility Patterns!” ;-)

Now highlight the words you want to link and click the little link icon in the toolbar above the post field (it’s the image of a “chain link”). That will open a pop-up box that gives you the options you see in this screenshot (click for larger image):

** you don’t have permission to see this link **

Basically, you’ll paste the URL into “Link URL”, then type the word you’ve highlighted into the “Title” field. In this case, it would be “Sense & Sensibility Patterns,” which creates a link like this:

I love ** you don’t have permission to see this link **!

That’s all there is to it. If you want to set the target to open in a new window, you can do that with the drop-down menu option.

Hope this helps!

Warmly,

Jennie

PS – Guests can’t post links. That’s a safety feature we have here to keep spammers from littering the forum. So far, so good! Once you’ve progressed past five moderated posts, you’ll get the links feature. :-)

November 19, 2012
6:40 pm
Geneece
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I did exactly that, and still can’t get the link to work properly.

If you look at the underline in the link, it stops at the letter F and the rest is not underlined.  Therefore, it only links to as much as is underlined.

The link I want to create is for 

** you don’t have permission to see this link **

 

but I can’t even get it to show up in its entirety.

Can you see the whole link?  Even for copy-and-paste ability?

For me it’s showing …. from the F to the _dress.  Even when I copy and paste it’s not a valid link.

http://www.sewmanytreasures.com
November 19, 2012
6:47 pm
Geneece
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testing a short URL and 2 longer ones

 

** you don’t have permission to see this link **

 

** you don’t have permission to see this link **

 

** you don’t have permission to see this link **

 

those worked! So trying again!

** you don’t have permission to see this link **

http://www.sewmanytreasures.com
November 19, 2012
6:52 pm
Geneece
Texas
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Hurray! It works! Not what made the difference; but third time’s a charm!

http://www.sewmanytreasures.com
November 19, 2012
6:55 pm
carol
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Checking out if I can get this to work following the directions in this ** you don’t have permission to see this link ** .  I must confess, that’s a bit backwards from our previous board or any other forum I have used.  ;) .

 

Looks like this worked, I am going to have to get use to this new way of doing it. lol  Old dog, new tricks….goodness. :)

 

Thanks for the help,

 

Carol

Carol http://stitchedbyhislove.blogspot.com/
November 20, 2012
3:20 am
Jennie Chancey
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LOL! Yes, the old board just automatically named the link the same as your highlighted word. I’m putting in a feature request to the developers to add that to Simple:Press so we don’t have to type in the link’s name!

Cheers,
Jennie

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