Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sharing Links in the Comments

A long time ago I posted some instructions for how to create links in the comments to one of the posts, and I thought it might be a good idea to throw it out there again, only this time in an actual post that people could more easily reference.

The best way to share a link is to use some basic HTML code:

< a href="">word or phrase< /a >

The web address goes between the quotation marks (and yes, the quotation marks are part of the code, not place setters in my example). Note that in the code itself there would not be a space before or after the brackets, it's just that if I don't include them blogger will think it's an actual link, and you won't be able to see the code. The space between "a" and "href" is supposed to be there, but that is the only space that belongs in the entire formula. If you don't close out the link with the "/a" bracket, everything that proceeds the first bracket will be hyperlinked. It's the difference between a word or phrase being linked versus the entire rest of the paragraph.


lady gaganonymous said...


Mo is a pimp.

lady gaganonymous said...

So cute.

theBrooklynTrolleyBlogger said...

THNX that's a bucket of water in the desert! BUT < and > and all the <'s and >'s are what's throwing me off. I understand put the web address between the " " marks. Do I type the formula exactly the way you have and between the
>a name here< then finish as you said? I'm sorry dude, this is all chinese to me in a jewish temple.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

yeah, the brackets are all part of the formula, so you have to include them.