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Topic: Please tell me How to Shorten the links in my threads!  (Read 1973 times)
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« on: January 22, 2012 01:24:57 AM »

I see so many people using a single word or two instead of a huge URL in their threads and signature lines. Would someone PLEASE give me the formula? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012 05:15:02 PM »

When you do your link, and add the URL code, do a little manual editting.

so instead of (minus the extra spaces, just want you to see the code)

[ url ]whole link address[ /url ]
make it read

[ url=whole link address ]what you want it to say in your post[ /url ]

So for example, the link to my blog if you link the whole address is:

[ url ]http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/[ /url ]

But if I wanted it to read "~my blog~" it would be

[ url=http://www.onyxnox.blogspot.com ]~my blog~[ /url ]

Again, minus the extra spaces after and before the square bracket.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012 05:36:35 PM »

 Thanks! Question... Are you typing the entire thing twice? Or is the second part just the letters[/url] ? I promise to try it after dinner!
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012 08:10:03 AM »

Code:
[url=http://www.craftster.org]Craftster[/url]

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012 12:47:53 AM »

Thanks! Question... Are you typing the entire thing twice? Or is the second part just the letters[/url] ? I promise to try it after dinner!

Usually what I do is copy and paste the link, highlight it, hit the code button for Craftster to make the link from the menu of choices, then go in and manually make the adjustments for it - the preview button is a happy thing so I can check to see if it worked properly or if I put in something wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012 05:14:10 PM »

Thanks for all the kind help! I did it!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012 05:08:07 PM »

Thank you, I too have been wondering how to do this!
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012 06:41:47 PM »

I Love this trick! The only thing to remember, that I discovered, is the Unseen Character Spaces are still counted.
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