href support?

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  1. cberic3 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    does this board support href tags?? If not, why not?

    TEST:

    <a href="http://weblog.adviceuniverse.com/eric">Eric's Weblog</a>
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    #2
    That's not the syntax that's used here. This is (remove ALL spaces):

    [ URL = http://www.clayj.com/ ] test link [ /URL ]

    Or, you can just type a URL, like so:

    http://www.clayj.com/
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #3
    You can also type a URL directory, e.g., www.google.com, and the forum software will automatically put the URL tags around it for you. I didn't type any tags here and you can see that my link came out "live".
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    HTML is usually not a good thing to allow in forum posts because you can do way to much with it (read: bad things)

    So they created their own style of code to basically substitute as the HTML called BBcode (BB for bulletin board)

    You can find out how they are coded by clicking on one of the icons in the editor template.

    The most comonly used ones are [ url ] bleh.com [/ url ] that will make a link clickable and [ url= bleh.com ] yay [/ url ] will make the word "yay" clickable.

    Others are [ b ] yay [/ b ] for bold, I for italic, U for underline, and there are also many others.

    Of course always remove the spaces.


    thank-you

    EDIT: I think its about time to let Arn know i would have no problem with helping out the forum with any forum specific needs. :p
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Guess what! The top-secret tags aren't as top secret as you might think. They are documented here.

    I get a ton of use out of PlaylistId, for example.
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    And it is quite easy if you find one you would like to be a BBcode you can ask for it to be created for the site. Quite easy for it to be ratified if actually a worthwhile adventure to create it.

    Just remember that some sites may have certain BBcodes turned off.

    Ex. I know a site that HATES having multiple colors in posts so they made every color be a green color. Some sites have no colors possible.

    So it varies from site to site.
     

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