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Hi all, , not sure if this is the right section to be posting or not but i thought to myself, if a web develpoer doesnt know then nobody will know.

When on a forum, , or particulary on geeks , when asking for advice and you get a reply, , you very ofton get a link provided (highlighted ) which may say " here " or any other word, that when you click on it, it takes you directly to another website, page or topic.
I dont know how to do this, , i dont even know what its called but very ofton i would like to use it, particulary when replying to posts on forums, , ,would be very helpful to find out how to use it. I do hope somone understands what i am talking about :)

Many thanks, , kev
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Hi kev,

Such a link is made up out of two components. The actual URL and the text you want to display.
The html code for such a link is:

<a href="http://metallica.geekstogo.com">here</a>

The code on this forum (and most others) is a bit different, but will be translated to the above by the forum software.

[url="http://metallica.geekstogo.com"]text[/url]

But the easy way to do it is click the Posted Image icon above the post you are writing.
A javascript popup will ask for the URL and the text.

Hope this helps,
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So ,if i want to provide a link to say my website ( just testing it out now ) it should go like this , ,

Visit my website Here and have a listen !
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Hey, ,will you look at that, , first time as well

Metallica , thankyou very much for your prompt, simple explanation ,
Many thanks, , kev
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My pleasure. :)
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Sorry, , just before we finish up this thread i wanted to ask you how its possible to do the same thing not just on forums, but with emails for instance.
Is it possible and if so, how do you approach it. ? ? I mainly use windows mail.
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Hi kev,

Never used that myself but most email programs offer the optio0n to compose your mail in html.
If so, you can use the code I posted first.

But using that sort of links in your mails is frowned upon, since spammers use that tactic a lot to hide where you are going if you click on such a link.
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Understood , , thanks for your help, ,

Many thanks, , kev
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You're welcome. :)
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