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How To: Create Links on the Forum and with text.
« on: June 21, 2010, 01:22:14 AM »
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- Create a Link with Text
- Link Example
- Create Story Chapter Links
- Alternative way to Add a Chapter List




How To: Create Links on the Forum with text

When you want to create links or links with text in them this is what you do: (Regardless if your sending a PM or creating a New Topic)

1. Make note of what the link is. For example: We'll take the forum's link -
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php

To copy a link - Mouse over link, Right-click - Select Copy Link Location to get the post link for your chapter list.

I'm using Firefox, If you're using a different browser trying to get the link may be different.

To copy your chapter names, Left-click drag the mouse over the chapter name to highlight, right click and select copy.

To change the subject line on any of your own posts, click the word Modify to the right of the subject line. Right-click the subject line to edit it. (Click images to enlarge)

Modify the Post -


Modify Subject Line -


2. When adding the link to a message, click the Insert Hyperlink button [Globe with note on it] in the Editor menu above the message box. (Click image to enlarge)



This will create the bbcode for the link.

An image to show you a link with text example: (Click image to enlarge)


-- The asterisks are for tutorial purposes - to easily show you the bbcode for the link. They are not needed to make the link and text work.

3. Copy/Paste the link between the brackets. [*url*=*]http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php[/*url*] -- Here you have the link!!

4. Adding the text to the link. - Insert a bracket after your link, and add the text. For example:
[*url*=http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php] Carl and Pam's Sims Community[/*url*]

5. Then you have your link with text to post in the forum!!
Carl and Pam's Sims Community

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Link Example

In the Green box below is an example of the bbcode if you'd rather just copy and paste the example and use it.
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[url=http://example.com]Example[/url]


Left-click and drag the mouse over the link to highlight. Right-click while highlighted and select Copy. Paste it into a New Topic or PM.

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How To: Create Story Chapter Links

You can also use this howto to create chapter links for your stories. To help make it easier for readers to jump straight to the most current chapter.

1. When creating a story, reserve a post or two for the chapter links and introduction of the story.
2. Right-click the Subject of the post and select 'copy address' (or something similar, depending on your browser) to get the link for the specific post.
3. Paste it to your chapters list or index post.
5. Preview to make sure it works and looks okay.
6. Post!

To reserve posts for chapter lists and/or an introduction or any other additions you'd like to add go to the top of your thread and click the green Reply button for each reserved post you'd like to have. You are essentially replying to yourself, but that is how you can create separate posts for chapter lists. :)

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Alternative way to Add a Chapter List

An alternative way to add a chapter list if you don't want to give it it's own post is to add a spoiler tag and put the chapter links in it. Example below:

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[spoiler]

Put your chapter list in a Spoiler Tag

[url=http://example.com]Example[/url]

[/spoiler]


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When you're editing your post or creating a post. In the editor menu, up above the Smilies there's a Insert Spoiler Button. You can put your chapter list in a spoiler tag to help save some room.

How to add Spoiler Tags: (Click image to enlarge)


If you want to use the code above highlight the code (Left-click drag mouse over code), copy (Ctrl-C) and paste (Ctrl-V) into your post.

If you want to try this, but are unsure of how to use the spoiler tag, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Re: Creating Links on the Forum
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 10:52:12 AM »
Below is what the finished code looks like, except for the space after the first bracket.  I had to put that there so that it doesn't actually make the embedded link.

[ url=http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/thesims3ambitions/show_msgs.php?topic_id=m-1-55200103&pid=991031] Click here.[/url]

Does the code tag not work on this forum?

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[url=http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/thesims3ambitions/show_msgs.php?topic_id=m-1-55200103&pid=991031] Click here.[/url]
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Re: Creating Links on the Forum
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 12:43:29 PM »
Ha, ha, you're right Maritah! You know the forum better than we do! :D

For everyone else who wants to know the code tag, it has a button above the smileys in the posting screen marked with the # sign.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 08:03:59 PM »
Ha, ha, you're right Maritah! You know the forum better than we do! :D

For everyone else who wants to know the code tag, it has a button above the smileys in the posting screen marked with the # sign.

Ok, does the code tag let the entire length of HTML show up in it's raw state with me putting that space after the bracked?

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 08:16:18 PM »
Ok, does the code tag let the entire length of HTML show up in it's raw state with me putting that space after the bracked?

Yes, you'll notice that I removed the space after the [ in the link I quoted.

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 08:54:13 PM »
Yes, you'll notice that I removed the space after the [ in the link I quoted.


Excellent!  Thank you.  I'll change the original post.
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Re: Creating Links on the Forum
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 08:13:10 PM »
 Ok, just testing this to see if I did it right.  I just picked a page to use.  If I got this, anyone can get it. lol  so here goes.  click here


yay.  Ok, now this will be better, so I can direct members to other posts.  Thanks Pam, that was really good instructions.
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Re: Creating Links on the Forum
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 07:47:26 PM »
I know this isn't the right place to post this, but I don't know where to go. My  Sims 3 won't work! :'(
 I was about to play it one day when a pop up appeared from the game launcher saying: Your Sims 3 base game is not compatible with your Sims 3 expansion packs. I tried everything to fix it but it always said that.

            Then I went to uninstall it and reinstall it. So, it was uninstalling but it only got about a quarter of a way full then something popped up saying: Not Found-Parameter 911X?
           Catosprofic Error.

So I was like okay and went to the game launcher where it said my game wasn't done installing, but it was never uninstalled. I am so confused and I really need some help.  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

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Re: Creating Links on the Forum
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 08:19:38 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, rockcc12.

You're right.  This isn't the right place to post this.  You should start a new topic on the Technical Help board.  Also, please reduce the number of smilies.  One is plenty.  :)
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Re: Creating Links on the Forum
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 05:10:30 AM »
This just helped me a lot, thanks Pam.

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Re: Creating Links on the Forum
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 11:19:49 PM »
Yay! - I had no idea how people did chapters or embedded links, and then I found this! I just did it successfully (With my tongue poking out the whole time, but I still did it) Thanks Pam! ;D
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Links?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 04:23:22 PM »
In peoples signature I've seen links to their stories, I want to do that too but im not sure how, can anyone please explain it to me?

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2012, 04:30:32 PM »
There is a sticky topic already on the technical help forum about Creating Links on the forum.  You can find it here.
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2012, 04:38:41 PM »
Thank you

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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2012, 10:36:39 PM »
Thanks, Pam. This really helps a lot.  :D
I've been wondering how to make a shortcut link like that every since a week or so.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2014, 08:35:37 AM »
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I'm not sure why you posted on a thread that's a year and a half old.  To revive a thread that's so old, it needs to have something significant to add to the discussion. 
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2014, 09:51:48 AM »
I'm not sure why you posted on a thread that's a year and a half old.  To revive a thread that's so old, it needs to have something significant to add to the discussion. 
Could it be Lizzy is trying to show example of a created link?
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 10:15:05 AM »
I don't know, but it's not necessary because of the age of the thread.  Plus, there's no additional information over what's been already given.
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 01:12:06 PM »
Oh I was just trying it out. Sorry, should I remove it?
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2014, 02:13:47 PM »
Oh I was just trying it out. Sorry, should I remove it?

You don't have to remove it, but a much better way to test your posts is to click on Preview.  It's right next to the Post button.  It will show you exactly what your post will look like and you can make corrections before you post.  I recommend that Preview be used before posting anything on the Forum.  It just makes things easier for everyone.  :)
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2014, 02:47:49 PM »
Oh okay. Sorry.   ???
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2014, 04:08:52 PM »
I can't find the message Icon you talked about in the third type of link.