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What is the correct way to add a url to a post


What is the correct way to add a url to a post

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HI -- what is the correct way to add a url to a post? I clicked on the link icon and entered the desired url but when I view my post I see this:

[url=http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic950355-374-1.aspx][/url]


rather than a live link.
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gbritton1 (5/12/2014)
HI -- what is the correct way to add a url to a post? I clicked on the link icon and entered the desired url but when I view my post I see this:

[url=http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic950355-374-1.aspx][/url]


rather than a live link.


The way you have entered it at this moment is used when you want to display an alternate text for the link. If you change the "=" character to a "]" character it will display the complete URL and make it clickable. Or you have to copy the URL again between the closing and opening square brackets like below to display an additional name to the link(without the additional spaces):
[ url {= optional alternate text} ] url string [ / url ].

Sorry, the other way around:[ url = url string ] alternate display text [ / url ] or [ url ] url string [ / url ].

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The link icon at the top is for inserting an hyperlink into existing text. So you highlight the text, click the icon and enter the URL.
Another option is to use the IFCode shortcuts at the left when typing your reply.
Choose the url one and enter it like this:

[ url = yoururlgoeshere] your text goes here [ / url ] (remove spaces)

Check out this example!

To view the code behind the example, hit the quote button on my reply.



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Or [ url ] http://www.google.com [ /url ] (remove spaces)

http://www.google.com


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Gail's way is what you do if you want the URL to be the link. Koen's way is if you want alternative text instead of the URL.

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Koen Verbeeck (5/12/2014)
The link icon at the top is for inserting an hyperlink into existing text. So you highlight the text, click the icon and enter the URL.
Another option is to use the IFCode shortcuts at the left when typing your reply.
Choose the url one and enter it like this:

[ url = yoururlgoeshere] your text goes here [ / url ] (remove spaces)

Check out this example!

To view the code behind the example, hit the quote button on my reply.


So, mine is like yours except it has no text between the tags! I see now that I need to add some text as well as the URL to get the proper rendering, like this:

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic950355-374-1.aspx
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