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Offline silver

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Creating links?
« on: Tue, Oct 20, 2009, 09:11 AM »
I have forgotten how to create links to my stories.

I wanted to add a couple, so I hit 'edit' on the post that EG kindly did for me, and I can see the http://www.vindiesel etc, but is the main link that i need to add from the destination window above?
That address looks much longer than any of the addresses already in my post.

any assistance would be appreciated!
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Re: Creating links?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, Oct 20, 2009, 11:42 AM »
1. You open VX in two different windows or tabs (depends on your browser).
2. In the first window/tab, you go to your post where you want to insert the links, hit "edit".
3. In the other window, you open the story you need the link for.
4. You copy the URL from that story (from the address bar) and paste it into your post.

    This should look like this:

    http://www.vindiesel.hu/yadda_yadda_yadda

now you can either highlight the link and hit the "URL" button above, or, if the link is very long, you enter the following:

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[url=http://www.vindiesel.hu/yadda_yadda_yadda] NAME OF YOUR STORY [/url]
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Re: Creating links?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, Oct 20, 2009, 07:04 PM »
I got the link to embed in my post, but I don't understand how to name it my story?  It's just showing as the link...  When I try to put the name of the story at the end, it puts %20 in the spaces...?  Help, please?

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Re: Creating links?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, Oct 20, 2009, 07:28 PM »
[ url=http://vindiesel.hu/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?&st=0&sk=t&sd=a ]the name of your story [ / url]

So, without any spaces, put the address of your link between the first [ ] brackets, then type in the name of your story and end it with the [ / url] again with no spaces for the bracket section


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Re: Creating links?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, Nov 04, 2009, 05:52 PM »
Thanks so much to Monty & NorthernLights!
 I read your suggestions right after you sent them, just couldn't get around to actually doing it.

But I persevered!  
For some reason, the new links I added are all blue.
I tried to go in & deliberately change the color to black, but they refused to change.

No biggie, blue is nice!
I finally did it, with help of course
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Re: Creating links?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, Nov 04, 2009, 06:08 PM »
They start out black and if you created them or clicked on them they will turn blue.  To everyone else, they remain black.  They'll probably be black the next time you clear your cookies / cache.  

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Re: Creating links?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, Nov 05, 2009, 09:08 PM »
very interesting!

Thanks, I always like learning this new-fangled stuff
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