Can’t get a URL html to be a hyperlink

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  • #44091

    What am I doing wrong? I have followed instructions from two different places, but still the whole web address just reads out, like this:

    [url=http://barefoothoofcare.wordpress.com/2006/10/16/tb-yearling-homebred/]This Post[/url]

    From this post:

    http://barefoothoofcare.wordpress.com/2006/12/13/breeding-or-genetics/

    I have tried it before too, without success and am at a loss to figure out what I’ve done wrong.

    #44192

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Get the code that starts with <a href=

    #44193

    <a href="http://barefoothoofcare.wordpress.com/2006/10/16/tb-yearling-homebred/">This Post</a>

    #44194

    Thank you for typing out this really basic code for me. I pasted it right in, and it is still just showing all the text.
    I know there must be some space, slash, quote or something I am just not seeing, but I don’t know what it is.

    Thanks.

    #44196

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Go to where you are about to write a post. And then click where it says link:

    http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3781/untitleduj3.jpg

    A box shows up and you clear that and place the url link there:

    http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/1660/untitled2hz4.jpg

    Then press Okay.

    Then click link again so the tag closes = /link

    Then in between ><, you write what you want the clickable link to read as to others:

    http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5507/untitled3lv2.jpg

    #44207

    the code i posted has to be pasted into the Code tab of the editor. otherwise wordpress converts the < symbols into graphic entities.

    #44220

    raincoaster
    Member

    Does this help?

    #44225

    OK, I get it. Thanks for all the help.
    Obviously, this is really basic, first the HTML code which I looked up, then knowing the steps in WordPress.
    Is there some place to look up such basic stuff?

    #44250

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Basic stuff like what? Basic html codes?

    #44293

    timethief
    Member

    Here’s an html chart that may be helpful.

    #44582

    “Basic Stuff”, i.e. the simple stuff in WordPress. I figured out the basic HTML code (well, you gave it to me), but still didn’t know the “link” step in WordPress to make it work. I thought my error was in transcribing the code, did not realize there was an additional step, so had no idea to look for that. So is there a place other than searching through these forums haphazardly, to get basic help?
    Thanks for the html chart too.

    #44585

    nosysnoop
    Member

    So you can’t get the editor, when you write a post, to make a clickable hyperlink?

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