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Hyperlinking - for the BB Code Challenged

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posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 07:18 PM
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One of the members here, had asked me how to insert a hyperlink using colored text.

I present here what I hope is a concise and easy to follow tutorial, to the newcomer
unfamiliar with bb code.

Hyperlinks are'nt very nice looking:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

To add some appeal, or to better describe what the link is for, you can make a linkable text message.


Adding Text to a Plain Hyperlink


When you reply (or start a thread), Notice the little icons above the text entry box.

The one with the globe is for creating text hyperlinks.

The first text box popup that appears, is for the text that you want to show on the page, in this case:

"Larrys Hyperlink Tutorial".


The next (last) text box that pops up, is for the url of the link like so

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/

you should have something like this:

Larrys Hyperlink Tutorial imo, not a very nice color.




--Adding BB Code to the common hyperlink to add color--

To add colored text to the link, to the hyperlink alreadt created by the above method, you will have to add [color=blue] for instance After the url, and after the first "]"but BEFORE the text that you want to appear.

AFTER the text that you want to appear, you have to enter [/color] to turn off the code for color.

Any time you use bb code, there is always one code to start, and one to end the coded segment.

Okay, now for some examples. These link to the ATS main page.

[url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/]Larrys Hyperlink Tutorial[/url]

will appear as:

Larrys Hyperlink Tutorial




posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 08:31 PM
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I never was able to figure that out


Thanks mechanic that was really helpful.

Spiderj



posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 09:02 PM
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Excellent Mechanic, that answers a lot of questions I had about the process. Appreciate the effort in posting.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 12:59 AM
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Thanks guys!


It was a lot harder to actually do, than it looks.

I had to insert some extra bb code, in order for the examples to be viewable.

After about 35 minutes, plus a little more editing (to add clarity) I finally got it to where everything is as I planned it.


Whew! I'm glad it's done, and over with!


If anyone notices any errors there, please let me know.


[edit on 7/18/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 07:16 AM
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If anyone else needs tips on how to use BB Code, give me a holler.

There is also a link in my signature with a couple of quick tips.( bb code tips )


[edit on 7/18/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by Mechanic 32
If anyone notices any errors there, please let me know.


Just one. You forgot to mention that this sort of thing has been in the ATS Handbook since it was created years ago by our illustrious and talented Supermoderator, ZeddicusZulZorander, and which is always visible linked in a sticky thread at the top of this very Freshman's Forum.

You can also find a link to the Handbook in the links on the left in your Member Center.

Here's a direct link to the BBcode section of the handbook:

handbook.abovetopsecret.com...

Up the top you'll also see links to many other sections.

I think it's great how Zedd has taken the time to create this resource for ATS members, enabling us to spend more time contributing in the way that really makes ATS shine out amongst the crowd of conspiracy websites, i.e making quality posts on conspiracy topics, rather than wasting time writing tutorials and trying to expand our "fanbase".

Three cheers for Zedd!






[edit on 2006-7-18 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 10:33 AM
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Thank you, wecomeinpeace.

The request I recieved specifically asked about creating a hyperlink using colored text:


Originally posted by Mechanic 32
One of the members here, had asked me how to insert a hyperlink using colored text.


That is not covered directly in the handbook, and neither is how to make a picture "clickable" . But thank you for your input.

Also, you may already know, when I greet new members here, I do emphasize the fact that there is that great resource available to them:


Need help with the site? Find it here.

ATS help files


The wording may be different, but it links to the handbook, all the same.

I know of at least 4 members that appreciate my efforts. The 2 above, the member that originally requested the help, and the member that sent me the u2u this morning. That makes it all worthwhile.



wcip, are you making commission on the sales of the handbook?


And to Zedd, thanks for the updated handbook.



Mechanic 32



[edit on 7/18/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 10:59 AM
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wcip, are you making commission on the sales of the handbook?


Yes, I am in fact. How did you know?


[edit on 2006-7-18 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 06:52 PM
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Great work here!


Definitely stuff not covered elsewhere on ATS.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 06:58 PM
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thanks mechanic adding this to my favorites until i get the hang of it. you legend


M4S



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by wecomeinpeace

Just one. You forgot to mention that this sort of thing has been in the ATS Handbook since it was created years ago by our illustrious and talented Supermoderator, ZeddicusZulZorander, and which is always visible linked in a sticky thread at the top of this very Freshman's Forum.

You can also find a link to the Handbook in the links on the left in your Member Center.

Here's a direct link to the BBcode section of the handbook:

handbook.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 2006-7-18 by wecomeinpeace]


So why do I always get an error when I try these links to find the handbook. I get an error page saying that the url isn't loading.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 02:04 AM
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reply to post by JohnJasper
 


Probably because this thread is from 2006 and the board has gone through a redesign or two since then


If you're looking for a more up-to-date guide to using bbcode on ATS you might want to check out loam's Guide to BBCode.

Hope that helps



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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reply to post by americandingbat
 


Perfect! Many thanks.



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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