How do I hide a link under a picture?

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  • #50424

    This about videos. Only a few is allowed here. But I want to fool the system, which I think can be done in a legal way.

    I have posted a screenshot from a video on my blog. The trick is to hide a link under the picture, so that the video will start, when the readers click the picture. Most of them won’t even notice the hoax.

    But how do I hide a link under my picture?

    The screenshot: http://universalgeni.wordpress.com/2007/01/20/hillary-clinton-vil-v%c3%a6re-pr%c3%a6sident/

    (How do I make links active in this forum?)

    #50877

    drmike
    Member

    Active links – Post the url as is. Don’t do anything to it. I removed the bbcode and it worked. :)

    As to the link, it’s just regular HTML like we discussed in this post.

    hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #50880

    But that is for the sidebar? My video is for an ordinary post. I’m sorry, that I’m too ignorant to understand the answers I get. I am working on that, though. Working very hard even…

    #50882

    drmike
    Member

    That’s standard HTML. It works everywhere. :)

    #50885

    I guess that a PowerPoint presentation can be hidden under a picture as well. There is an other thread, where a blogger is asking about PowerPoint presentations on ones blog…

    #50886

    Thank you – I will do my best…

    #50887

    drmike
    Member

    Preety much. Put the ppt in the ‘a’ link and use a standard image for the img portion of the link.

    #50889

    I wish, I understood that… “Die Dummen Dänen” as they say in Germany…

    #50893

    What is not clear to me is the order of the urls. First the url of ones blog. Then the name af the blog. I have a space in the blogname. Should I include that space? Veritas Universalis or veritasuniversalis? The I take the picture url? And then the name of the picture? But where do I put the video url?

    #50894

    drmike
    Member

    If you post the video and image URLs, I can show you a demo.

    #50896

    Thank you:

    Blog url: http://universalgeni.wordpress.com/
    Blog name: Veritas Universalis
    Picture url: http://i12.tinypic.com/2gx067m.jpg
    Name of picture: Hillary_Clinton_video
    Video url: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/feature/video/

    #50898

    This is a gold thread. It should be sticky. “How to put all kinds of videos, PowerPoint presentations, slide shows and a lot of other things on your log without breaking the rules”.

    There is a lot of treads about DailyMotion videos, Flickr and others.

    It is the tip of the day…

    #50899

    drmike
    Member

    <a href="http://www.hillaryclinton.com/feature/video/" title="Hillary Clinton Video"><img src="http://i12.tinypic.com/2gx067m.jpg" alt="Hillary Clinton Video" /></a>

    Tested here.

    One minor issue is if you’ll note at the bottom left, you have the pause key shown. That normally means the video is playing. I would either change it to the play button of add some text saying “press picture to play video” or some sort.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #50900

    drmike
    Member

    Actually it is breaking the rules. You’re sending the visitor to another site without stating that you’re doing so. There’s some accessability issues.

    Unless you want to state that you’re going to send them elsewhere.

    #50902

    You are an angel. Thank you so much!

    #50903

    drmike, is that testblog open for all or is there some place else, one can use for testing?

    #50904

    drmike wrote: Unless you want to state that you’re going to send them elsewhere.

    Oh blast! I’d better write it on the blog then….

    #50905

    drmike
    Member

    nah, its just my test blog. Just create a second one if you want. I think Timethief has something like 2 dozen by now. :)

    If you want, you can also make test posts and mark them private. they’re not visable to the outside visitor and you can still pull them up in your own browser if you’re logged in.

    #50906

    timethief
    Member

    @drmike
    EH! What’s this? Two flipping dozen. I go for lunch and you take liberties … two dozen! … sheesh … it’s not true.
    I used to have two private test blogs but I deleted all the contents of one yesterday and I intend to make it public. Soon everyone can read my opinions about the bastardization of the blogging world by the “want monster” inside those bloggers with dollar signs in their eyes and cash registers where their hearts ought to be, as well as rants on other associated subjects. ;)

    #50907

    I am learning very fast in these threads. They are an exellent idea. Thank you again.

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