Editor will not allow me to add a www. website link to Contact page

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  • #962207

    cvillecigars
    Member

    I am confused, I am trying to add a contact page, and when I try to add the website link http://www.cvillesmokeshop.com, address, it adds it but then if I go to the blog page and click on it, to check it, it keeps wanting to treat it like a WP blog link that says NOT FOUND.

    How do I add a hyper link to this static website?

    The blog I need help with is cvillecigarshop.wordpress.com.

    #962367

    timethief
    Member

    Your site is not hosted on WordPress.COM and you are posting to the wrong support forum. This forum is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM.

    Your support questions must be posted to the correct support site for your softwareand that is here http://wordpress.ORG/support/

    For more on the differences: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #962368

    Are you using the contact form with the Jetpack plugin? If so, Jetpack is supported separately at http://jetpack.me/ .

    #962369

    timethief
    Member

    Oops! do you mean the WordPress.com blog?
    If so then this is the general link model:

    This is the general link model:
    <a href="URL HERE">Highlighted anchor text here</a>

    To make an anchor text link like this one cvillesmokeshop.com you type this anchor text – cvillesmokeshop.com first and then you highlight it with your mous, click the chain (link) icon in your editor and enter the URL and the floatinhome title and click insert.

    #962398

    cvillecigars
    Member

    Hi Everyone, and thanks for the comments, my blog for this shop is on WordPress.com, I just wanted to put in a link to their main (hosted website) like you would when posting any post with a link to a hosted website, however when I try to put the link in, it will not accept it. I will try doing it in Live Writer, I seem to have better luck with it in the past for including links, than with the WP editor (not a slam to WP) at all, love WP and using it.

    However since I started the contact page using the WP editor it would be nice to put the link in on the Contact page using it.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated
    thanks again

    Hey sorry I just read all of Timethiefs reply and this makes sense now, forgot about using the chain link. Thanks so much you have solved the problem both of you.

    #962399

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)

    #962401

    cvillecigars
    Member

    Timethief,

    I did just what you told me to do, and it worked like a charm, until I checked the link on the website by clicking on it, this is where it takes me.

    http://cvillecigarshop.wordpress.com/contact-2/www.cvillesmokeshop.com

    what does it look like I am doing wrong?

    #962404

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s because you’ve got two http:// ‘s in it. When the box comes up, it has an http in it already. If you don’t strip that out first, it messes up your link when you paste in a link that already has a http. So edit the link, strip EVERYTHING out of the box, and paste in http://www.cvillesmokeshop.com

    #962412

    cvillecigars
    Member

    I tell you I must be dumber than a box of rocks, now it takes me to the blog, when you click on the link. man time for me to hang this up for the night!

    First it takes me no where, now it takes me to the blog, not their hosted website.

    Thanks for all you help people it is not you, it is me! I will work on this tomorrow morning.

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