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How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby Skirt Chaser » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:09 pm

Since this area is the closest thing to a help section- How do I put links in my posts here with the awkward and long URL appearing only as the wording I give it in my post? I know it was mentioned here before but I can't remember how to do that. Thanks, guys!
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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby SkirtDude » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:26 am

Duleted.
Last edited by SkirtDude on Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby Skirt Chaser » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:16 pm

Thank you so much, SkirtDude! Now off to fix a real ungainly link or two...
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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby Smaug777 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:53 pm

Could someone re explain how to do that, post a url address under a word. Skirtdudes explanation was deleted
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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby r.m.anderson » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:15 am

Is this what you mean?
Here is my method:
I do not know if the terms I use are the necessarily correct - - -
But in the -(address bar)- where you enter the http:// etc etc etc
Right Click on that address and click on COPY and then PASTE it just below
to what you are making reference.

Using the SkirtCafe for example:
RIGHT CLICK AND COPY THEN PASTE IN THE NEXT LINE BELOW
http://www.skirtcafe.org/forums/

Then resume with your project text.

Some long winded double triple line http addresses may print all the address in the link and then
some forums I believe are set up to hyphenate the link - it is all there just hidden.
I just experiment and test and it seems to work everytime.

If this is not what you mean then maybe you just want to use -one- word to replace the whole
address text then we both need help and enlightenment.

"Kilt-On"
rm
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby r.m.anderson » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:23 am

Further review:
In the upper right corner of the web page is an area for Search.
Put in - - - links hidden under wording - - -
Search .....
Results will give these 5 most recent posts and another one authored by Uncle Al 14 Jan 2009

Re: 3 skirt possibles... opinions?

Read that one for the ways to make one word links.
I am just experimenting around trying to figure how to work it.
Appears to be putting an URL in parenthesis to code???

Hope this helps maybe someone can make a better explanation...

rm
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby Uncle Al » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:01 pm

The formulas is;

[url=Paste your url here]type your descriptive word or words here[/url]

Hope this info helps :!:

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I respond-The why is F.T.H.O.I. (For The H--- Of It)
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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby Kris » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:21 pm

Good question, and one that is somewhat frequently asked.
There is some online help available for this and other questions about how to to things in a phpBB hosted bulletin board (which this one is).
You can go the the online phpBB help here:
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentation/3.0/userguide/index.php

This is the section that talks about posting using "BBcode", which is what you're doing when you format text, include links, or anything other than just typing in text:
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentation/3.0/userguide/user_posting.php#posting_bbcodes

You can also get help right from SkirtCafe. Look to the right of the text box where you type in your post or reply. You will see "BBCode is ON". "BBCode" is a link. Click on it to go to this guide:
http://www.skirtcafe.org/forums/faq.php?mode=bbcode

Now, to get to the specifics asked by this post, go down on that page to Creating Links:
http://www.skirtcafe.org/forums/faq.php?mode=bbcode#f40
The first form described there is the one you're looking for, and the one that Uncle Al showed in his post.

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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby Sylvain » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:23 pm

Tried it. Something's missing...

Uncle Al wrote:The formulas is;

[url=Paste your url here]type your descriptive word or words here[/url]

Hope this info helps :!:

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Re: How to make links hidden under wording?

Postby Sylvain » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:27 pm

Okay. I had forgotten the square brackets around the final /url.

Uncle Al wrote:The formulas is;

[url=Paste your url here]type your descriptive word or words here[/url]

Hope this info helps :!:

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