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Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:38:50 AM »
Is there any way to add a URL link plus an optional description when posting?  It seems so antiquated for the default.

I found an outdated mod (url popup) but it doesn't work in 2.0.14. 

Thank you very much.


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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 09:49:26 AM »
I have the same question.

In version 2.0.13 when I click on Insert Hyperlink I am prompted for the URL. Then prompted for the text. That doesn't happen in 2.0.14.

Is there a way to change that? Or was that feature dropped in 2.0.14?

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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 09:52:04 AM »
...that feature shouldn't have changed at all in 2.0.14. Did you accidentally switch modes in the editor?
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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 10:31:20 AM »
Are there different modes?

I just installed this forum on Friday but I also post to another forum. The other one is 2.0.13. The one I installed is 2.0.14. So I'm not sure what I'm missing then?

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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 10:33:56 AM »
Sure there are, there's the WYSIWYG mode and the non WYSIWYG mode. They've been there since years before 2.0.0...
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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 11:16:00 AM »
Sure there are, there's the WYSIWYG mode and the non WYSIWYG mode. They've been there since years before 2.0.0...

Ok. So how do I switch modes? That might help.

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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 11:37:00 AM »
Press the button.
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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 02:14:25 PM »
Thank you. That partially helped. It asks me for the URL but does not ask me for the text. How do I get that?

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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 03:06:12 PM »
In that mode, select the text you want to make a link, then click it, it should prompt you for the link then convert the text to a link.
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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 04:13:25 PM »
It doesn't, just turns it into a link.

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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 06:46:06 PM »
I don't think that asking for the text and URL is a standard feature...   you may have previously installed a mod for that
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Re: Inserting a URL and Description in Topic Editor? SMF 2.0.14
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 11:03:45 PM »
The solution I found was to go into your Profile > Look and Layout then scroll down and turn on WYSIWYG (Check item: Show WYSIWYG editor on post page by default) and that fixed it.