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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 3:47 am

Hi, I've looked all over the forum but I can't seem to find a solution or anyone with a similar problem. I'd like to create links within the posts, for example a long post and have an index at the top of it with links to parts of the same post. I've tried using html coding like this:

Code:
<a name=#help>Help</a>

then <a href=#help>Click for help</a>

but when I publish the post it doesn't work.


Help please?


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Solved Re: Creating links within posts

Post by SLGray on February 17th 2013, 3:49 am

Code:
[url=Link to Message/Post]Text or Image[/url]
or

Code:
[url]Link[/url]
Do you have HTML activate for the whole forum?


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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 3:57 am

Yes it's activated for the whole forum. So I would have to first write the whole post then edit the anchors?

What I'm trying to make is like an index (or a table of contents) at the beginning of a very long post with different sections then when people click on the words it takes them to that part of the post, not to another page.

Thanks for the fast reply Smile

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Post by SLGray on February 17th 2013, 4:01 am

If it is in the same post, the first code I posted will send you to it.

For Example:
The First Post Of This Thread
Code:
[url=http://help.forumotion.com/t120585-creating-links-within-posts#794064]The First Post Of This Thread[/url]


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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 4:05 am

Oh thank you! And how do I make it go to like the middle of the post? do i have to put a link on a word or something? I'm sorry I'm new at this and I've been reading html tutorials all day to figure this out.


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Post by SLGray on February 17th 2013, 4:09 am

There is a known issue with the text editor that when you try to add BBCode after writing your message that it adds it at the end. You need to add it when you are typing the message.


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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 4:12 am

I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean. Could you elaborate a bit please?

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Post by SLGray on February 17th 2013, 4:14 am

I believe that I misunderstand your last post. Are you trying to add links in a post the will link to the same post?


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Post by runawayhorses on February 17th 2013, 4:27 am

You can do that with html. Its a form of "bookmarking".

You do it like this:

Add this to the end of the URL of the page you want them to read and be directed to:

Code:
#bookmark1"

Example:
Code:
<a href="http://help.forumotion.com/t93820-general-rules#bookmark1">Click Here</a>

Then add this code to the wherever on that page and in the post you want them to go, it will place them at this bookmarked place on that page when they click the link above. It can be a different page or the same page, it doesn't matter, the link above when clicked will put them at any page and at this bookmarked place on that page:

Code:
<a name="bookmark1"></a>

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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 5:00 am

Yes, that's exactly what I wanted! Thank you so much!

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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 5:02 am

But I do that and when I post the topic even though I click on the word it doesn't redirect me :/ I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Does it work even if it's inside a table? Because I'd been making the index as a table, could that be it?

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Post by Sanket on February 17th 2013, 5:09 am

Please don't double/triple post. Your post need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead!

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Post by runawayhorses on February 17th 2013, 5:19 am

It will work anywhere, you must be doing it wrong, so post the link to the topic and I'll make the code for you and post it here.

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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 5:44 am

Sorry for the double post I didn't know. You were right I was doing it wrong, thank you so very much for your help! Smile

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Post by SLGray on February 17th 2013, 5:45 am

So this is solved now?


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Post by Allundra on February 17th 2013, 5:46 am

Yes, thanks to everyone for the quick replies!

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Post by SLGray on February 17th 2013, 5:50 am

You're welcome.
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