Making Web Links Shorter

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Making Web Links Shorter

Post by LadyKestrel » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:21 pm

If you want to post a web link but see that the address is very long, you can shorten the link by renaming it. Here are the steps:

1. At the beginning of the http address, put [url=

2. At the end of the address, put a close bracket, like this: ]

3. After the bracket, type in your name for the link, such as "Here" or "Cats."

4. End with [/url]

All together, it'll look like this when typed:

Shortened Name Here

To see this finished one, just click the quote button:
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Post by Angelfire » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:19 pm

Thank you :D I had that written down somewhere at one time. :roll:
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Post by hawkavonpuka » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:08 am

Thank you LK, I think I am going to write that on a Post-it and stick it on the monitor, I always forget the = and the extra ]

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Post by Rosaboobie » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:15 am

Me too - I am going to write it down somewhere right now! Thanks LK
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Post by draclvr » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:28 am

Actually if you hover your pointer over the URL box, it will also tell you in case you forget where you wrote it down. I, on the other hand, NEVER forget where I put things! :sign5:
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Post by LadyKestrel » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:38 am

You're welcome, everyone! I have finally done this enough times that I have it memorized.

Now, has anyone seen my mouse? :D
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