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Post by uafgrad on April 19th 2011, 12:35 am

My readers are having a heck of a time adding links to texts. On vBulletin this is pretty easy to do, but in this format it is much harder. Maybe someone can tell me if there is an easier way to do this.

When I want to make a link, I click the link button, add the link and then the text. Easy to do, as long as you just want to make one link with a new text. But what if I copied and pasted a paragraph, how can I make part of that paragraph a link?

For example:

Text text text text text Text text text text text Text text text text text Text text text text text
Text text text text text Text text text text text Text text text text text Text text text text text

I now want to make the bolded part a link. What is the best way of doing that? Every time I try it, it adds the link to the bottom of the area, and not just where I want it to go (the bolded part). Ideally I want to highlight the bolded area, and then just add the link to it (not filling in the text part again) . Is there no way of doing that?

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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by kirk on April 19th 2011, 1:05 am

it all comes down to bbcode or html if you have html enabled for your forum.

bbcode
Code:
[url=YOUR LINK HERE]YOUR TEXT HERE[/url]

HTML
Code:
<a href="YOUR LINK HERE" class="postlink">YOUR TEXT HERE</a>

Then for bold you would just set it up with the bold tags

bbcode
Code:
[url=LINK HERE][B]YOUR TEXT HERE [/B][/url]

HTML
Code:
<a href="LINK HERE" class="postlink"><strong>TEXT HERE</strong></a>



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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by uafgrad on April 19th 2011, 1:08 am

@kirk wrote:it all comes down to bbcode or html if you have html enabled for your forum.

bbcode
Code:
[url=YOUR LINK HERE]YOUR TEXT HERE[/url]

HTML
Code:
<a href="YOUR LINK HERE" class="postlink">YOUR TEXT HERE</a>


Can you tell me how I can change the setting so it will do what I am trying to accomplish (right now I have both allowed)? Which version would allow a poster to just highlight an area of text to add a link? As far as I can tell (I tried disabling both, one at a time), neither will do what I am asking/hoping it to do.


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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by kirk on April 19th 2011, 1:10 am

Change what setting?
you would have to add this to any paragraphs manually.
unless you just add the link by it's self.

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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by uafgrad on April 19th 2011, 1:14 am

@kirk wrote:Change what setting?
you would have to add this to any paragraphs manually.
unless you just add the link by it's self.

I am not sure you understand what I am asking. I want to make it such that a member can just highlight some text and then add the link to it.

Try it. When you highlight any area of a text right now and try to make it a link, it puts the link at the end of the text. Not the area you highlighted.

This is incredibly annoying......

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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by kirk on April 19th 2011, 1:31 am

Oh i see how you can set it up.

give me a sec i still have to test one other way first to make sure it's the only way to do it. be right back

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Ok what you have to do is go to.

Admin panel>general>messages and emails>configurations

scroll down to (Activate extended message editor) select no and hit save.

now go and start a new topic.
At the top right hand side you will see an icon box with two letter A's.
Click that and you will see the subject box turn silver color.. now you can type what you want and to add a link, Simply highlight the text you want as your were saying then select the option insert link. and thats it.

But you will only be bale to do this if you have it set in your admin panel and you click the double A's editor mode icon like explained above.

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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by uafgrad on April 19th 2011, 1:53 am

@kirk wrote:
At the top right hand side you will see an icon box with two letter A's.
Click that and you will see the subject box turn silver color.. now you can type what you want and to add a link, Simply highlight the text you want as your were saying then select the option insert link. and thats it.

But you will only be bale to do this if you have it set in your admin panel and you click the double A's editor mode icon like explained above.

I do not have the two letters A's there. Sad


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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by kirk on April 19th 2011, 4:08 am

be sure you have it set right in your acp.

(Activate extended message editor) select no and hit save

then here is a screen shot it will look like this.
then i have a red arrow pointing to the double A icon.



then once you click that it will look like this and you place the insert link where the red arrow is.


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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by uafgrad on April 19th 2011, 5:16 am

@kirk wrote:be sure you have it set right in your acp.

(Activate extended message editor) select no and hit save

then here is a screen shot it will look like this.
then i have a red arrow pointing to the double A icon.

I have set the AEM to 'no', but I still get the same window. See attachment. Should I turn BB code off, or HTML? I really like the way your message window looks. That is exactly what I am going after....


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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by SLGray on April 19th 2011, 5:30 am

Do you have WYSIWYG mode, BBcode, and HTML code active?

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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by uafgrad on April 19th 2011, 5:35 am

slg wrote:Do you have WYSIWYG mode, BBcode, and HTML code active?

Yeah, and I think I finally figured out what the problem is. When Kirk mentioned that big and little A sign, I could have sworn I had seen it before on my forum, but I was unable to recreate it. No matter what I tried (all steps mentioned by Kirk), it did not work.

Then it dawned on. Could it be a function of Chrome??

Sure enough. Works fine in FF but won't work in Chrome.

So I can stop banging my head now. Thanks everyone for your help!

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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by SLGray on April 19th 2011, 5:41 am

I am glad that you figured out the problem. It seems that Chrome has alot of problems when viewing or posting on many Forumotion forums.


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Solved Re: Adding links to text

Post by Base on April 19th 2011, 11:05 am

Since this problem has been solved, I will now lock this topic and mark it as solved.

>> Locked and solved.


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