Link in the title of a post

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  • #735510

    3arn0wl
    Member

    Hi.

    I’ve used Blah quite a bit in the title of posts. Usually it hyper/permalinks to the web page. It hasn’t done in a post called Fencing this week. I’ve check and re checked the coding and it looks right. I’ve changed the web page I was linking to. I’ve changed the permalink/shortlink thing, but that didn’t affect anything either. What else might influence whether a link in the title is followed or not?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    3.0

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

    #735616

    3arn0wl
    Member

    oops! that didn’t work very well!

    I used a href command in the title of the post is what I said! :$

    #735617

    What is the URL of the site you are talking about?

    #735618

    3arn0wl
    Member

    Hello thesacredpath – thanks for coming to my aid.

    My blog site post URL is: http://pleasepresshere.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/fencing/

    The link I’d put into the title was: Fencing, but it just goes to my post, not to the website…

    #735623

    OK, here is the thing. WordPress has never allowed links in post titles, or as far as that goes, any HTML other than perhaps an odd case or two where you could put italics or bold on a word in a title.

    So in short, you probably found a loophole that has been closed.

    #735624

    3arn0wl
    Member

    …this one: http://wp.me/p1IMoL-1b (and all the others I’ve done) links to Jam Tomorrow (which is the link in the title) okay

    #735625

    3arn0wl
    Member

    Oh! So are you saying they’ve just closed it, but it still works for those done retrospectively?

    #735626

    It would likely work till you opened the post in the editor and then saved it again and then it would revert back to the internal post link.

    #735630

    3arn0wl
    Member

    :) Thanks for that. It’s a pity though.

    #735646

    Post titles can work as external links only in themes that support the Link post format – see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/alternative-post-formats/

    #735651

    dwws03
    Member

    Hi,

    How do I add a HTML link or an HTML image link to my front Static page

    Thanks

    Walt

    #735664

    3arn0wl
    Member

    Hi panaghiotisadam!

    Thanks for that link – I’ve been using “Under the infulence” by Spaceperson, and, as I said, it’s let me put links in the title before.

    #735666

    3arn0wl
    Member

    Hi Walt,

    I’ve just been using the standard coding as explained here (as elsewhere) HTML coding. HTH

    #735700

    @3arn0wl: I tried putting a regular HTML link as the title and it works.

    @thesacredpath: So, strangely, 3arn0wl has found a loophole that has been opened, not closed.

    #735729

    3arn0wl
    Member

    Hmmm The plot thickens!

    Thanks for trying that panaghiotisadam. I wonder if it’s just an anomomy then?

    #735732

    You’re welcome. Could you please paste here the exact thing you tried to put in the title? For the code to show up, you need to paste it between backticks.

    #735740

    3arn0wl
    Member

    urm

    Fencing

    Hope I;ve done that correctly!

    #735743

    3arn0wl
    Member

    <a href="http://www.synec-doc.be/escrime/dico/engl.htm">Fencing</a>

    #735793

    Ah yes, it’s the strange thing I had discovered here (back when there was no custom menu feature):
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/page-tabs-as-external-links/
    Your link won’t work because “Fencing” is a single word. Add a space and it will.

    #735851

    3arn0wl
    Member

    :o Really? I’ll go and try that immediately! :) Thanks

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