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Author Topic: Simple automatic hyperlinks in your posts  (Read 3370 times)

mouser

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Simple automatic hyperlinks in your posts
« on: August 23, 2007, 02:52:47 PM »
When you want to hyperlink a word or phrase in your post you normally select the text and hit the URL button (looks like globe) which surrounds your text with [url]TEXT[/url] tags.

If your text is a url like www.cnn.com then you are done.

If not you normally need to edit the tags to say for example:
click [url=http://www.cnn.com]here[/url] to visit cnn.



I've just made a small change so that if you dont put the = part it will link to a search for the item.



This is especially useful if you want to tell someone about some piece of software but you are too lazy to provide a link to it.  For example:

  • "Check out [url]ccleaner[/url]" will result in:  Check out http://ccleaner.

It's also useful if you want to tell someone to search for something, e.g.:




I hope this will encourage people to put links to items when they post lists of programs they use etc.

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Re: Simple automatic hyperlinks in your posts
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 02:24:36 AM »
good idea, mouser! 8)

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Re: Simple automatic hyperlinks in your posts
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 03:01:00 AM »
That is a good idea!

What about doing a site specific search? For example: CCleaner which should display all CCleaner references on DonationCoder?

Then again, I suppose you could do that through the Forum Search anyway???