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# 160400 5-Jan-2015 18:11
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I seem to having all sorts of problem embedding hyperlinks in Geekzone forum posts.  Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't, but when I go back in to edit, the syntax looks OK.  I have a feeling that problems arise when end square brackets merge with the URL, but editing that out does not always fix things.

I also wonder if issues are browser specific/  For instance I can't save my Geekzone profile with Firefox (34.05) but IE 11 saves changes OK.

If anyone has any tips, like the order they use to insert hyperlinks, I'd be grateful to hear them.

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  # 1208694 5-Jan-2015 18:43
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There is no secret. You can do it in many different ways, including BBCODE.

1.If you are using the rich text editor just enter a URL (starting with www. or http://) and when you enter a space after it the editor will automatically add a hyperlink. 

2.Still using the editor, select a piece of text, click the LINK button and enter the URL (including the http://):





3.In either text mode or rich text editor use the BBCODE, which is a standard so there's no way to wrong. Enter the URL you want between the tags, again including the http:// bit.

4.In text mode you can enter the HTML a href tag manually too. This is the only one that requires you to enter quotes because that's just plain HTML. Do not use quotes around the URL in any of the other methods.

By default these methods (except BBCODE) will open links in the same tab. If you add a link. You can select the link and click the LINK button in the editor to change the destination tab, as above.







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  # 1208697 5-Jan-2015 18:48
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TLD: I also wonder if issues are browser specific/  For instance I can't save my Geekzone profile with Firefox (34.05) but IE 11 saves changes OK.


Are you using script blockers? Are you using ad blockers? Do you have password managers installed on Firefox that automatically fill the password fields?






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