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Keyword Hyperlink

Started by njdevils28, December 05, 2007, 10:22:42 AM

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njdevils28

This is a total NOOB question but, how do I make a keyword a hyperlink in a post?
I've tried but I just keep seeing the full link and not a clickable underscored word.

Thanks,

Tony Reid

Quote from: njdevils28 on December 05, 2007, 10:22:42 AM
This is a total NOOB question but, how do I make a keyword a hyperlink in a post?
I’ve tried but I just keep seeing the full link and not a clickable underscored word.

Thanks,



Like this...

click here

Use this...

[url=http://www.google.com]click here[/url]
Tony Reid

njdevils28

OK, I get it. 
Thanks!
Is there a mod that would make this more user friendly?
Like say a user highlights a word and clicks a button that would make that word an underscored hyperlink?

jerm

You could censor the word, then censor it to link to something else. That might be a bit over the top thing to do, but it should work. Other than that, no clue.

jmanpa

I agree, a tool for creating hyperlinks with keywords like the way Blogger has implemented it would be user friendly.

Manually doing it as described is not something I want to post a FAQ on for my users.

The average user creates a post-readability-unfriendly url link in my forum that looks like this:

http://www.auctionflex.com/showlot.ap?co=9768&weventid=4095&weventitemid=1541788&wmaingroupid=0&wcatmastid=0&inventorytype=&minyear=2007&minm

Which would look better as click here

I don't want to spend the next 5 years explaining to every forum visitor that doesn't know the secret handshake that "there's a better way to create a link ...do this... then this.." 

You should be able to highlight english key words (not a url), a dialog pops up for the url, paste it in the dialog, hit ok.  A beautiful hyperlink is created automatically.


SlammedDime

You could also use my mod that automagically gets the titles of pages and turns them in a titled link...
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