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How to make a "Link" to another post or website

Post by Savacc » Fri May 29, 2009 7:00 pm

While there is a "URL" button on the toolbar in edit mode, it is a bit cryptic and lacks some features I think we want to see in "Links" on this site. Fortunately, the code to add a "link" is rather simple. I am going to add an asterisk (*) before the URL and U (underline) commands to sabotage the commands. To make this work you would type the same thing without the asterisks (*)

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[*url=website address][*u]text of link[/u][/url]

So a link to Zimoon's Guide would be
[*url=http://www.swgcraft.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=460][*u]Z's Famous Guide[/u][/url]

and look like this with the asterisks removed.
Z's Famous Guide

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Re: How to make a "Link" to another post or website

Post by Sobuno » Fri May 29, 2009 9:53 pm

Just put it in code tags instead of using asterisks :)

Code: Select all

[url=http://www.swgcraft.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=460][u]Z's Famous Guide[/u][/url]
produces: Z's Famous Guide

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Re: How to make a "Link" to another post or website

Post by Savacc » Fri May 29, 2009 10:01 pm

Thanks that is handy to know

psst, you didnt put in the underline code on your link

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Re: How to make a "Link" to another post or website

Post by Sobuno » Fri May 29, 2009 10:03 pm

Savacc wrote:Thanks that is handy to know

psst, you didnt put in the underline code on your link
Yeah, I know, was checking how the different skins handled links

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Re: How to make a "Link" to another post or website

Post by Sobuno » Fri May 29, 2009 10:11 pm

I've updated the SWGCraft - White & Grey skin to have links be a bit more grey so they stand out just a little bit from regular text

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Re: How to make a "Link" to another post or website

Post by Savacc » Fri May 29, 2009 10:46 pm

That does make the links more apparent, though "muddy" in comparison to the black text. I dont suppose there is any other choice though.

What is the "default" skin, and why does "Prosilver" underline links while the other three do not?

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Re: How to make a "Link" to another post or website

Post by Sobuno » Sat May 30, 2009 12:14 am

Savacc wrote:What is the "default" skin, and why does "Prosilver" underline links while the other three do not?
The skin seen by guests is SubSilver2. The SWGCraft skins are based off SubSilver2 and thus do not have underlines

Regarding the link color, you are welcome to submit a better color :P

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