change link/url into blue words

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  1. arjen92 macrumors 65816

    arjen92

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    #1
    Hey,

    I noticed that many forum members give a link with a name. So for example I would link a video to youtube with http://www.youtube.com/user/arjen92#p/a/u/1/7DuT4VXNIBk
    But others would show a blue link with "check this video" and when you click on it it will send you to the same page.

    Another is on this page: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=805289 where the itunes store and the link to the contest are words and not url strings.

    I have the idea there's a website that can do it for you, but I can't find one. So does anybody knows an easy way to achieve this, or even a website that does this for you. Or is there a way in the formatting window of this text?
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #2
    Type the words you want to use instead of the link itself (e.g. "check this video"), highlight them with your mouse, click on the [​IMG] icon and then insert the link target.
     
  3. jodelli macrumors 65816

    jodelli

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    Windsor, ON, Canada
    #3
    There's also

    Like this.

    Hit the quote button under my reply to see the code.

    It's in the form [ url= paste link ] words [ /url ] but leave out the spaces.

    edit: This method works with any platform using html/*ml
     

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