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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 150593 27-Jul-2014 23:23
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Is anyone here an HTML coder that could help me with a bit of code.

i'm trying to set up an email link on a wordpress code that includes mailto (obviously), subject, Body, cc and bcc.

Everything works perfectly until I add the bcc.

Once I add the bcc the link on my preview no longer is clickable - nothing happens and an email doesn't open.

From googling, I've done it correctly, so am wondering if it is in fact a bit of code my wordpress theme doesn't like.

I've coded it &

Would really apprecaite the help if there's any html expert out there.  I'm just a beginner!


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  Reply # 1096837 28-Jul-2014 00:18
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Have you made sure you are using the text editor when you enter the HTML for the Mailto link? Just adding it as HTML works for me. (Self hosted WordPress). Might be different on

I used the following markup:


<a href="">Test</a>

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  Reply # 1096842 28-Jul-2014 01:04
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Yes - that is *exactly* what I have done.  

I'm thinking it might be a problem with the WP theme.  


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  Reply # 1096865 28-Jul-2014 08:37
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Do a View Source on the resulting page and make sure that the HTML hasn't been tampered with.

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  Reply # 1096883 28-Jul-2014 09:09
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Not sure about your entire query string, but it is usually in the format of ?param=value&param=value

The ? indicates that what follows is a parameter/value pair, then each additional parameter/value pair is prefixed with & (and),  so address?param=value&param=value

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  Reply # 1097100 28-Jul-2014 13:39
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Do what the poster has said above and view the rendered source.  You may have to escape the ampersands (&amp;)

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  Reply # 1097268 28-Jul-2014 17:50
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All good -

The problem was not my code, which was perfect, but the browser.  Tested on a different browser and it worked.
Then it worked in my original browser as well.

So all good :)

Thanks for you help.

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