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Old 10-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Steps to Insert a LINK/URL (Hyperlink) in a Post

  • Create a post. Type the text in your post.
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  • Select a word or multiple words to represent your link. Select text by dragging your mouse over a word or multiple words.
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  • In a new browser tab or window, copy the URL/Link you want to direct members to when they click on your Link. To selct a link, highlight the link by dragging over it or clicking on it with your mouse.
  • Now copy the link using any of the following methods:
Right click and select Copy
or press Ctrl-C on your keyboard
or click on the Copy icon on the browser toolbar
or Click on the Edit Menu and select Copy
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  • To create the LINK, click on the LINK tool in the Wildlife Gardeners message composition toolbar.
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  • A pop-up window will appear with a place to paste your URL/LINK.
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  • Paste the LINK/URL using any of the following methods:
Right click and select Paste
or press Ctrl-V on your keyboard
or click on the Paste icon on the browser toolbar
or Click on the Edit Menu and select Paste
  • Click on OK. Congratulations! Your LINK is now created!
  • Save/Post your message and double check your link. Click on the link you just created, and make sure the LINK directs you where you want to go or what you want to link to.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:04 AM   #2
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One of these days... I'm going to learn how to do all these fancy things everyone else does.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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Question # one...........copy the URL/Link.......... what is that?
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:00 AM   #4
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Havalotta,

Here's an example of a link.... for WildlfeGardeners:
This is the LINK: Wildlife Gardeners
This is the URL : "www.wildlifegardeners.org"

Links are the things you click on. The link above actually has a hidden road map (URL) underneath it that tells your browswer where to go when it gets clicked on.

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www.wildlifegardeners.org
Look in your web browser (usually at the top) and you will see a url for the current page you are viewing on the internet. URL's can sometimes be short, long, extremely long, and even filled with gobbledy gook characters.

Typing all those words and gobbeldy gook characters to get to a web site would be a pain in the butt, so often LINKS are created to represent all those strange looking words and characters. Links are basically shortcuts.

For example: Here's a link to a seed packet in the Seed Packet Forum for White Wood Aster divaricatus Seed Packet
Below are URL characters coded into the link for the White Wood Aster Seed Packet:
Code:
http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/forum/attachments/seed-packet-templates-free-printable-seed-packs/9639d1254892656-ready-print-seed-packets-aster-divaricatus-white-wood-aster.doc
Can you imagine typing all that out just to get to a web page, or a photo or anything else viewable on the internet?
It would be very tedious. To make things easy, links are used instead.

Even better, links can be copied and pasted. Copying and pasting links is a really good thing or I'd get pretty tired fingers typing out all those long URL's that LINK to my seed packets. Links are nice to use because you can make a link in a post that references another post. If you make a link directing someone to another post, you are really making a handy shortcut.

Does this make it easier for you to understand? Still have questions?
Let me know.

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Old 06-06-2010, 09:28 AM   #5
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Is it possible to place a link to a specific post in a thread into another website? I'd like to be able to refer a Facebook friend to a specific post, not just the thread.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:03 AM   #6
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I'd try bookmarking the post, go to the other web sight, click and drag the post from your bookmark box into your conversation with him like I just did with this one here.... Steps to Insert a LINK /URL (Hyperlink) in a Post See if that works...
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:57 AM   #7
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Here's any easy method for obtaining the link to a specific post within a thread.

  1. Locate the thread of interest.
  2. Scroll to the post of interest
  3. Now look in the UPPER RIGHT corner of that specifc post.
  4. You will see a number.
  5. Right click on the number.
  6. Select open in new window, new browser or new tab (the verbage used here depends on which web browser you are using.)
  7. The specific post within the thread will open.
  8. The URL of this specific post will be displayed at the top of your browser.
  9. Copy the link and paste it wherever you'd like.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:59 AM   #8
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Nice to learn new things Booboo, Thanks...
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Steps to Insert a LINK /URL (Hyperlink) in a Post

Here is a link to Becky's post no. 7 in this thread. Does it work?

Yep it does. Thanks Booboobearbecky!
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