How do I add a link to a comment?

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  • #467938

    buyathread
    Member

    Please tell me how to add a link to a comment reply. I see the “link” button in the editing box, and it produces a pop-up box with “http://” already filled in, and then what? If I ignore the box, and copy-paste the url, into my reply, will it be a live link automatically? TIA

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

    #468180

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    If you don’t want to do html, you could make the link in a draft post using the link button in the visual editor. Then quick switch to the html editor and copy that code. Paste into the comment.

    To write a basic link:
    LINK_TITLE
    The link url starts with http://

    #468181

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    If you don’t want to do html, you could make the link in a draft post using the link button in the visual editor. Then quick switch to the html editor and copy that code. Paste into the comment.

    To write a basic link:
    <a href="LINK_URL">LINK_TITLE</a>
    The link url starts with http://

    #468182

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    sorry for the double post.

    #468194

    buyathread
    Member

    Thanks, 1tess. That sounds kind of clunky. Is it any smoother if I do html?

    #468195

    devblog
    Member

    Thanks, 1tess. That sounds kind of clunky. Is it any smoother if I do html?

    That is HTML, and that’s how you write links.

    #468196

    devblog
    Member

    Let me elaborate, the code Tess gave it is HTML, so that’s how you would need to do it.

    #468197

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @buyathread

    Clunky? Not so: it is a new skill to learn.
    Well, maybe,
    but backwards: learning to write letters with a crayon is harder than typing the letters by pressing keys.

    To make it almost painless: that is why I told you about using the visual editor to make your link.
    1. select “add a new post”
    2. use the visual editor and the link button you are familiar with to make the link, just as you do in a regular post.
    3. Do not save the “new post” but switch to the html editor.
    4. You don’t have to look at the html code: just select all.
    5. Paste that code into the comment you are making.
    6. Delete the draft post. You do not need it anymore.

    #468199

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @devblog
    New gravatar!
    Are you stressed?
    Interesting, but looks almost as if you are having a nightmare?

    #468208

    timethief
    Member

    LOL … it’s an anime character :D

    #468218

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ah
    so silly me—
    don’t get around much anymore…

    #468223

    devblog
    Member

    Tess,

    Yes, it’s an anime character, but it was a stressful day for me today…. :)

    #468226

    @buyathread: “If I ignore the box, and copy-paste the url, into my reply, will it be a live link automatically? ” Yes.

    #468227

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @panaghiotisadam

    Oh!
    even sillier me: quoting devblog, “…but it was a stressful day for me today…. :) …”

    Yes. Yes it would be a live link. Yes, of course.

    Now let me give instructions on how to smack myself on the forehead.
    Bet I could make that complicated, too.
    My hero: Rube Goldberg.

    #468247

    raincoaster
    Member

    Pana, doesn’t that depend on the theme? I seem to remember that some themes made them live links and some didn’t. But maybe that’s been changed recently as well.

    #468251

    @raincoaster, that is my recollection also, but I haven’t tried it in a long time.

    #468252

    @rain & tsp: I don’t remember having ever seen a non-linking URL in a comment. But you’ve both been there longer than me…

    #468253

    buyathread
    Member

    @ 1tess, devblog, and panaghiotisadam, I’m grateful for your help, as always. Looking forward to learning a new skill : )

    #468258

    timethief
    Member

    I have the same vague memory of theme dependence that raincoaster and TSP have. What I do know is how heavily my post is used by beginners. Many find it easier to create a draft post first, so the can use the Visual editor to create the link(s) and then copy paste the contents from the HTML editor.

    #468259

    buyathread
    Member

    @timethief – I haven’t had a chance to try any of the suggestions out yet, but, on second thought, that seems easiest.

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