How to post a tidy looking URL - using the URL gadget

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How to post a tidy looking URL - using the URL gadget

Post by delta » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:08 am

Tired of messy looking URLs in your posts like this ?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... d=59306874

You can tidy it up so it looks like this :
59306874

Or even
"Untitled" - KSM
(but that's not really clear that it's a clickable link.)

How?
Easy.
Paste the whole URL.
Highlight the whole URL and click the URL button.
Change the first ] to a =
After the url itself and before the [ / u r l ] , insert another ] and the text you want to appear.
So it's something like this (spaces added so as to confuse the parser)

[ u r l = h t t p : / / this.that.com / dir / file . htm ] text_to_appear [ / u r l ]

Code: Select all

[url=http://this.that.com/dir/file.htm]text_to_appear[/url]

Ed : Easier way.
Click the URL button.
Backspace (to delete the ] ) and hit =
paste the URL
hit ] and type the text tag
then click the URL button again
Easy!
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Post by chinaqt » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:19 am

Oh good skills Delta now can you imagine how many tries before I get it sorted!!! Good that the preview button is there 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Post by delta » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:21 am

Yeah, the preview button is good, but how about a 'trash' thread for experimentation and idle chatter? Automatically delete posts older than a week, perhaps?
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Post by digidog » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:35 am

Nice idea... check out our new sandpit.

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Post by digidog » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:21 am

For an even tidier way to post URLs here if you're using FireFox, check out
bbcodeXtra. Grab any URL, right click in the forum input area and use:

bbcodeXtra -> Extras -> URL with name

Up pops an input box for the text. Hit O'K and there it is... no mucking around changing the first bracket for an = sign and so on. I love it. It also gives you bold, underlined, IMG tags etc.

And if you're not using FireFox? Tough luck... you really should be.
;-)

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Re: How to post a tidy looking URL - using the URL gadget

Post by Tasha11 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:59 pm

Hey this is great. I always end up putting the whole url in posts, but now I don't have to! :)

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