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    Default Linking to other pages

    Because of many things I've seen lately I thought I'd take a few minutes to explain how to put a link in your post to another site. That and I don't want to do any real work today =)

    Types of links you can do in a post:
    • Straight link eg. http://www.eqcleric.com
    • Link with different text eg. EQCleric
    • Image link... Where the image is what you click on to navigate to the new page


    The straight link is the easiest to do and to make it even easier these forums will make it for you! I'll show you how to do it both ways though.
    • This is how you make the link yourself.
      Lets say you have http://www.eqcleric.com/forums as your address you want to link to in your post. Place the cursor where you want the link to appear. This is what you will need to type to turn your address into a link...
      [URL]http://www.eqcleric.com/forums[/URL]
      Then when your post is submited it's turned into a link!
    • The other way of posting this type of link is just to put the http://www.eqcleric.com/forums in your post. Because if you notice at the bottom of the page to post a response there are a few options you can check. One of them is Automatically parse URLs. What that means is crazy dwarves that snap the whip at the gerbils running the server change those http:// things into what we looked at before =)


    Linking with different text...
    • What this does is allow you to say something like "Visit the EQ Cleric forums!" and have that whole phrase or just one word of it link to http://www.eqcleric.com/forums It's a very small change from the previous link we went over. Instead of putting the http:// part in between the [URL] and [/URL] tags we now put it inside the first tag.
      [URL=http://www.eqcleric.com/forums]Visit the EQ Cleric forums![/URL]
      When posted, the above line will produce:
      Visit the EQ Cleric forums!


    Posting an image that links to another page...
    • I won't go much into posting an image, this is more about posting links. To post an image you need to first have that image hosted somewhere. This is probably on your personal webspace provided by your Internet Provider. For this exercise lets pretend I have an image at http://www.eqcleric.com/images/poweredby.gif
      In our last example we did the link like this:
      [URL=http://www.eqcleric.com/forums]Visit the EQ Cleric forums![/URL]
      To change that to be an image that does the link instead of the text "Visit the EQ Cleric forums!" we just exchange what was in between the tags...
      [URL=http://www.eqcleric.com/forums][img]http://www.eqcleric.com/images/poweredby.gif[/img][/URL]
      Which will result in this:


    I hope this was a bit more informative than the forum help on tags. I know there's been a few people having trouble with making links. Maybe this will get them going =)

    Any questions or comments please post below for others to share. If you think it's a dumb question and don't want anyone to know you're asking it just send me a PM and I'll post a reply to this thread without your name so others can benefit. Because a stupid question is just a question that everyone wants to ask but no one wants to admit they're thinking about it. =)

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    Default Re: Linking to other pages

    Now you just need to show us how to post a table.....
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    Default Re: Linking to other pages

    What kind of table? =)

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    Sorry, couldn't resist.

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    Default Re: Linking to other pages

    Sorry images aren't my domain, talk to Master Jarvis about those.

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    Table coding is not allowed in regular posts as it opens a Pandora's Box for hackers and other sad people with no life who never get laid or have any fun. In other words...since I don't want to risk it, it's turned off

    /em thinks hackers are cute, furry, little animals with a wicked mind...

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    Never been called a sad person before...

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    Default Re: Linking to other pages

    Numo is a hacker nyah nyah na nyah na
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    heheh Jarvis thinks hackers are roadkill
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    Sniperwolf is sooooo late on this long dead conversation!

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    Default Re: Linking to other pages

    Nice info never really tried but now I will

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