Friday, 13 February 2009

Posting links in blogs - a great tip from Glenda

Glenda, from Graphicus, has posted a great tip on her Artylicious blog. She shows a really easy way to put a link in a blog post comment, by copying & pasting from your own blog. But if you don't have a blog, how can you do it?

This is how to do it if you don't have your own blog.

The HTML code for posting a link is as follows. I have had to split the characters on to different lines otherwise they would display as a link (or not at all), instead of the code, but they should follow on from each other all in one line. Between a and href there is a space (ie. leave a space, don't type the word 'space', or the brackets!), but no spaces anywhere else.

<
a
(space)
href
=
"
"
>
<
/
a
>

I keep that written down so I can refer to it whenever I want to post a link.

Between the two sets of quotation marks, you put the URL of the page you want to link to. The URL is the "address" of the page and begins http:// In Internet Explorer and Firefox it's usually found near the top and towards the left of the screen. Copy the URL & paste it between the quotation marks.

The URL of Glenda's blog is http://artylicious.wordpress.com/ So I would insert that in between the " and " like this

"http://artylicious.wordpress.com/"

Now here's the clever bit. If I want the link to look like this - Here's Glenda's blog - I have to insert those words between the two opposing arrows >< which come after the final quotation mark.

Like this >Here's Glenda's blog<

Then the link will look like this (hopefully!)
Here's Glenda's blog

I hope this helps (and that it displays correctly when I post it!). I tried an earlier version but it came out as gobbledegook. Let me know if it works!

1 comment:

syy said...

Thank you for this - I haven't a blog site but can use this to add info to forum posts (where they allow this).

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