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Subject: How to Link to a website page in your forum post
Date Posted: 4/22/2009 1:17 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2007
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I thought I would embellish this how to explanation with pictures.  Please click the picture link at the end of this sentence to see the image of this forum post before the Submit Topic was clicked.  I high-lighted specific areas for your reference: Before-Image

Linking to a website page:  Copy any URL (highlight #1 in the Before-Image) and paste it into your posting (highlight #2 in the Before-Image).  That’s it.  You’re done.  It magically gets converted into the blue Link after you click Submit Topic.  Like this: http://www.google.com/

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 1:49 PM ET
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I thought I would also embellish how to post book links.  Please click the picture link at the end of this sentence to see the image where I high-lighted specific areas for your reference: Link-Books-Image

Posting book Title and Author links:  Go to the My Lists part of your account (Wish List, Reminder List, etc).  Copy the already created links and post them unto your post.  That's it.  You're Done.  Ppl who read you post will be able to link to the book and/or the Author like this:

92 Pacific Boulevard :: Debbie Macomber

Beyond The Sunrise :: Mary Balogh

 

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 2:28 PM ET
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Now for the tricky part.  How to post a link to a website page using you own made up title.  Please click the picture link at the end of this sentence to see the image where I high-lighted specific areas for your reference: image-link

Let's say I did a google search for "cat blinkies" that I wanted to share.  I could create a title that says This is the Cat Blinkes Link

First a warning.  If you continue typing in a sentence after creating a tille link then it somehow destroys the link.  Make sure that the title words have something already typed after the title words.  You can also have the title words at the end of a paragraph.  Do this before you create the link. 

1) Copy the URL that you want to link to (see highlight #1 in the image link)

2) Left-mouse-button drag your title words to high-light the title words (see #2)

3) Click the Link button (chain) on the tool bar, this will generate a popup window (see #3)

4) Paste the copied URL into the URL box in the popup window and click OK on the popup window (see  #4, #5)

That's it.  The title words will be blue highlighted and a link is created when you click Submit Reply.

 



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