A tiny little update: http:// and linking

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    This may be a bit technical, so know that you've been warned!!! [​IMG]

    When posting a new reply / topic you'll notice there is a button with "Word-Link". It use to be "http://" and I've never known the reason for having this button as any link you post will automatically be turned into a working link:

    www.backyardchickens.com

    Well, I made the button a little bit more useful (hopefully for more people than just me).

    Before, if you highlighted text and clicked the http:// button you would get:

    :

    text

    now when you click the new button you'll get:

    :

    text

    Basically this will allow you to take any word and change it to a link. Just highlight the word, click the http:// button and replace the "YourLinkGoesHere" with your link.

    I'm looking into ways to present a popup to enter the text and the URL, but for now this should work fine.

    If you have any suggestions or comments please let me know.

    If this was all totally confusing then please click on the "Recent Posts" link at the top of the page and forget about this post as you read through all the other fun topics! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BTW, I also deleted the "Code" link since I doubt very many members are posting code in their replies. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    BTW, here are a few examples:

    Here is what you get if you just push the button:
    YourLinkGoesHere

    Here is what you get if you highlight text and push the button:
    text

    Here is what you get if you highlight text and push the button AND change the "YourLinkGoesHere" to "www.backyardchickens.com"
    text

    Here is what you get if you just enter a URL:
    www.backyardchickens.com
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh. [​IMG]
     
  5. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    If this is confusing people / messing up new links, let me know and I'll change it back or do something else.
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Okay, I changed it to make it stand out more. I changed "http://" to "Word-Link", i.e., if you want to link a word to a URL you use this.
     

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