Creating links in posts

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  • Christopher Sanderson
    Christopher Sanderson
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    on: September 7, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    As of April, 2023, this has been updated. Please see the Update post below

    – create the text that you want to contain the URL

    – select it

    – with that text now highlighted, click on the little chain icon in the Visual tool bar above

    – paste or type the URL into the dialog

    – click the Return icon or hit return on your keyboard

    – that’s it….

    Just remember that the link will fail if you simply try to paste a copied url into the regular Create Topic/Reply dialog. For reasons best known to WordPress, you are required to create a URL through the use of the link (chain) icon.

    Russ Lewis
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #1 on: September 7, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks, Chris. Next time I’ll do it.

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #2 on: May 4, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Update
    URLs may now be simply pasted into the post’s text. They must still refer to secure servers, https and not http.

    Simon Simpson
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #3 on: January 27, 2024 at 12:36 pm

    Doesn’t work.  The post is “forbidden” as “spam”.

    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #4 on: January 27, 2024 at 1:02 pm

    Doesn’t work. The post is “forbidden” as “spam”.

    Ditto.

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    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #5 on: January 27, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    Test

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk

     

    hmmm sometimes works. I will try and sort

     

    https://www.unitconverters.net/length/millimeter-to-point.htm

    So it works for me but not for you – frustrating for all, I apologize. I will dig further.

    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #6 on: January 27, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    Test:

    https://photopxl.com/

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    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #7 on: January 27, 2024 at 7:09 pm

    Nope, just tried again with the URL for your own web site, got this:

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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #8 on: January 28, 2024 at 11:21 am

    Test as ‘Participant’ using Firefox

    https://www.ft.com/

    Again it works for me when I post as a Participant without Admin privileges.

    When this problem re-occurs, could you send the Browser, OS and link in a Message to me

    Simon Simpson
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #9 on: January 28, 2024 at 11:52 am

    Test as ‘Participant’ using Firefox

    https://www.ft.com/

    Again it works for me when I post as a Participant without Admin privileges.

    When this problem re-occurs, could you send the Browser, OS and link in a Message to me

    Message sent with details.

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #10 on: January 30, 2024 at 11:24 am

    Simon, did you get my reply by Message?

    Chris S

    Thanks Simon, – a couple of things– Did you try posting with both Safari & Chrome? If not, would you try again with the unused browser.
    – When you paste the URL, are you certain there is no html text formatting included from another application? Any hidden formatting characters will screw up the URL.
    – Can you try using the ‘chain’ in the tool bar to create the link on selected text? If there is any html formatting in the URL, I believe this tool strips it out.

    Chris

    Simon Simpson
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    Re: Creating links in posts
    Reply #11 on: February 6, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    Chris.  Have you received my emails – re-sent to the new address you gave me ?

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