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john (from arran)

3rd January 2010, 20:29
To put a hotlink into this forum you need a slightly different method from that used in "normal" fora. This one will accept standard HTML tags embedded in any message which most do not. The HTML tag for a link is "a" (for anchor) and at a minimum it needs an URL and some descriptive text. In the following example I have added some underscores so that your browser won't interpret the code as HTML.

Here's an URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies


and here's the HTML code which will turn it into a link:

<_a_ href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies"_>_This link will take you to the Wikipedia Butterfly home page<_/_a_>


So, taking out all underscores from above we get a clickable link like this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies">This link will take you to the Wikipedia Butterfly home page

I hope that all works or I will look very silly.

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anniec

3rd January 2010, 20:35
Thanks John from A - and thats me up till 4am trying to make it work! See you in a week xxx!
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john (from arran)

3rd January 2010, 20:43
anniec,

Just use this thread until you get it to work. That way it keeps it all in one place.

http://www.blue-room.org.uk/style_emoticons/default/gathering.gif" />
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terry

4th January 2010, 00:01
Just trying.
<_a_href="http://en.wikepedia.org/wiki/Butterflies"_>_ See this link <_/_a_>
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big dave

4th January 2010, 00:42
If this works you can click on the picture to go to the link - if it doesn't then my name is really Terry!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies” title="Butterflies" target="_blank">http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Cairns_birdwing_-_melbourne_zoo.jpg/250px-Cairns_birdwing_-_melbourne_zoo.jpg" alt="Butterflies" style="border:3;" />
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big dave

4th January 2010, 00:45
One more try:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies” title="Butterflies" target="_blank">http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Cairns_birdwing_-_melbourne_zoo.jpg/250px-Cairns_birdwing_-_melbourne_zoo.jpg" alt="Butterflies" style="border:3;" />
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big dave

4th January 2010, 00:49
Third time lucky!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies" target="_blank">http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Cairns_birdwing_-_melbourne_zoo.jpg/250px-Cairns_birdwing_-_melbourne_zoo.jpg" alt="Butterflies" width="250" height="167" />
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psyklon

4th January 2010, 00:58

mamya

4th January 2010, 01:10
haha it worked
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anniec

4th January 2010, 22:24
Just to let you know that I am practicing on emails to myself before trying on the site (or I will end up sending as many posts as Dawn!!!??) Always great to have Big Dave showing even more ways in which I can fail - but I wil keep on trying! lol (and to Big Dave and Mamya too)
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