Is there a way to link to sections within a post (anchored text)?

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  1. ActionableMango macrumors G3

    ActionableMango

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    Sep 21, 2010
    #1
    I am trying to write instructions in the Mac Pro forum. The instructions are lengthy and some sections may not be relevant to everyone, so I feel my post would benefit from a "table of contents". I've looked up the BBCODE for this, which seems to be:

    The invisible anchor that is jumped to:
    Code:
    [anchor]Section4[/anchor]
    The linked text that jumps to the anchor when clicked:
    Code:
    [goto=Section4]Click here to see Section 4.[/goto]
    But using this BBcode doesn't seem to work in MacRumors posts. It just shows the code as plain text. Example:

    [anchor]Section4[/anchor]
    [goto=Section4]Click here to see Section 4.[/goto]​

    Maybe there is some other way to do this. For example there is a link tool for posts, but that tool has a generic URL box. Is there a way to make a URL anchor within a post so I can link to it with the link tool?

    Anyone know how to do this in MacRumors posts?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #2
    Anchor support is not included in base XenForo, so it would require an add-on to do it. That decision is up to @arn, and requires balancing usefulness of the feature against the potential for things breaking in the future if they become outdated.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #3
    As someone is dealing with an upgrade to an enterprise application, may I also add, the more customizations you make, the harder it is to upgrade.
     
  4. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors G3

    ActionableMango

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    Okay, thanks for the clarification. It doesn't seem worth it to me either.
     

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