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Offline Cheese Head

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Long URL's?
« on: May 03, 2008, 02:55:33 PM »
In an SMF 2.0 post you can click the URL button and cut and paste an address.

Sometimes these are addresses are long, probably a dumb question, but is there a way to shorten what is visible, ie "the link to the product on Amazon is here".

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Re: Long URL's?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 03:07:43 PM »
Both 1.1.x and 2.0 can do what your asking. You just do

[url=http://www.amazon.com]Amazon[/url]
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Re: Long URL's?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 03:33:42 PM »
Perfect, thanks, I was wondering why when I edited a post with a URL link the link was changed to read twice!

Two other silly questions:

1) How are my members supposed to know that as it's not intuitive. Is there a little wizard I'm missing or should I write a FAQ to let them knwo how to do it?

2) If I just post the URL without using the "Insert Hyperlink" button, it still works, albeit without the ability to name the URL as above. Is that normal, I assumed you should always use the "Insert Hyperlink" button?
« Last Edit: May 04, 2008, 06:40:40 AM by Cheese Head »

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Re: Long URL's?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 04:11:34 PM »
The bbcode buttons are optional, just for ease.
You can always type is manually into the posts.