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WebSite HowTo #1: Control "linked text"

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Blog entry by KnickKnack posted 07-18-2012 at 11:09 AM 1304 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A long-standing and well-respected member recently asked me how to do something on the LumberJocks web site, and I prepared an explanation. He also suggested that perhaps other members were on the same cruise ship as him, and that a mini-blog series might be helpful.

So we’ll start with this…

You see it all over the web, and all over Lumberjocks…

Where the word “this” is a clickable link taking you to a project you want to talk about, or a member to whom you wish to refer etc etc.

Here’s how…

  1. Highlight the text that you want to become the link…
  2. Click on the small “chain icon” to the left of “img”...
  3. In the dialog box that appears, paste the link that you want the text you highlighted to go to when someone clicks it, and click OK…
  4. The text should now become something like this…

    In quotes is what will be displayed as a link (usually in blue and underlined), and, after the colon, is the URL to which that text will be linked.
  5. Always do a preview since sometimes, especially if you’ve tried to make a link including quotes, it simply won’t work. I recommend you test that the link works too in preview by right-clicking on it and performing “open in new window”.

I hope this helps someone out.

Note: all my screen shots are taken from FireFox with a custom theme running on OSX – what you see may well look slightly different, but it will work the same.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 at 01:30 PM

Very good documentation… Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 at 03:24 PM

Helpful hint – make sure you do not include the space after your word when you select it. The space in needed to separate the link from the next word in the sentence. See the picture in Step 4.

Hope that makes sense…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 at 04:31 PM

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#4 posted 07-19-2012 at 02:57 AM

KnickKnack,

Great blog topic, thanks, as I tip-toe into the 21st Century.

Generally I have to wait for a visit from my Granddaughter to school me on this type info.

On her last visit she informed me that my thumbs should only be used on the space bar when typing. :-)

Thanks again. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 07-19-2012 at 03:37 AM

yea, what Joe said. Thanks

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 at 10:54 PM

The heck with your thumbs. what does your granddaughter say about typing with your toes? (grin)

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 02-20-2014 at 09:29 AM

Thank you for the link and the message directing me to it, I printed it out and have it setting next to
the computer so I will have it ready the next time.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 02-20-2014 at 09:40 AM

Thanks,I always wondered how folks did that.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 02-20-2014 at 09:43 AM

Thanks,I always wondered how folks did that.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 02-20-2014 at 10:38 AM

So good he said it twice :-)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#11 posted 02-20-2014 at 11:55 AM

Revived again…

Looks like whatever I linked to, is now gone… Oh well…

... and, if you want to link to a specific POST, like Post #9 of this thread, here is what to do:

1. Scroll where you can see Post #9…
... Right Click the “9” in ”#9 posted 2 hours ago”...(you should see the lil hand on the 9)... then
... Click “Copy Link Address”

2. In your new post, type the text that you would like to use…

I think that this post could be deleted because it is a duplication.

Now, Select the word “this” as if you were getting ready to Copy it,
then click the Chain Link symbol,
Backspace to remove the “http://”,
then Paste (CTRL+V),
then click “OK”.

The link info will be done & displayed.

and look like this…

I think that this post could be deleted because it is a duplication.

Just another tid bit…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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