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Guys, how does one insert a link in a post? I've never known how people include links with the instruction "click here" the "here" being the link to a particular website. Many thanks.
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Using the URL button in the editor screen...

If you hover your mouse over the URL button you will see the required syntax..

It is [ url=http://www.blah.com]TEXT[/url]

(you need to remove the space between the opening square bracket and "url". I put the space in to make it display).

where TEXT is the text you want to make clicky...

Crap explanation, buy hopefully it will point you in the right direction. :)
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Richard has explained it exactly, Leo.

To view an example in context I've linked to the GMT site here

If you now click the "Quote" button you can see the syntax. NB the address must be inside the first brackets and preceded by =

Tip: if you're linking to multiple threads on the forum, or multiple websites, have the site open on 2 different tabs at the same time!
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Richard, Steve, many thanks. I'll have a stab later on.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Richard has explained it exactly, Leo.

To view an example in context I've linked to the GMT site here

If you now click the "Quote" button you can see the syntax. NB the address must be inside the first brackets and preceded by =

Tip: if you're linking to multiple threads on the forum, or multiple websites, have the site open on 2 different tabs at the same time!
Aha, but how do i include the link below with the word "here" like Steve has done in his post? Sorry if I'm being a bit of a thicko!

http://guinand-watch.com/index.php?opti ... Itemid=397
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Leo David wrote:
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Richard has explained it exactly, Leo.

To view an example in context I've linked to the GMT site here

If you now click the "Quote" button you can see the syntax. NB the address must be inside the first brackets and preceded by =

Tip: if you're linking to multiple threads on the forum, or multiple websites, have the site open on 2 different tabs at the same time!
Aha, but how do i include the link below with the word "here" like Steve has done in his post? Sorry if I'm being a bit of a thicko!

http://guinand-watch.com/index.php?opti ... Itemid=397

Your post looks like this...

[ url]http://guinand-watch.com/index.php?opti ... Itemid=397[/url]

Substitute it for this...

[ url=http://guinand-watch.com/index.php?opti ... Itemid=397]Click Here[/url]

Note - I inserted a space after the first opening square bracket - to allow you to see the code.

The key part is to replace url] with url= and then put the closing square bracket at the end of the address, followed by the text you want to make clicky...

It's a lot easier than I am making it sound. :oops:
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Ah! I see where I went wrong. There was nothing wrong with your explanation by the way. Thank you, Richard.