Making Web Links Shorter

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Making Web Links Shorter

Postby 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:

[url=Web address goes here]Shortened Name Here[/url]

To see this finished one, just click the quote button:
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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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