Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Adding A Link To Your Blog Post

Occasionally, you see a very odd, cryptic complaint
I just added a link in my blog, but the link vanished.

No, it wasn't your imagination.

With some web sites, you
  1. Decide where to put a link, and position the cursor there.
  2. Hit the Insert Link button.
  3. Paste or type the Caption (visible text).
  4. Paste or type the Target (non visible URL).
  5. The editor adds the link to the caption, and adds both to the article, where you had positioned the cursor.
With Blogger, and a few other web sites, the procedure is ever so slightly different. You
  1. Paste or type the Caption, as you compose the text of the article, in the body of the post (or the page).
  2. Decide where to put the link, and highlight the link Caption, in the body of the post (or the page).
  3. Hit the Insert Link button.
  4. Paste or type the target URL. Be careful, and get the syntax absolutely right.
  5. The editor adds the link around the highlighted text, and to the article.
This is yet another feature that makes Blogger different from a few other web sites. And having been through the above, you may find Blogger Help: How do I make a link to another webpage? to be of interest to you.

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7 comments:

Robin Malau said...

Dear Blogger, i found this article useful and yes Blogger is the best blogging platform for me. The question is, how to make a link and opened in the window? Thanks.

Chuck said...

Robin,

You'll find a few examples on link coding techniques, here.

Robin Malau said...

Dear Chuck, it works. Thanks for being helpful!

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Thank you!

Miriam said...

Wow, this site is extremely helpful. I am an about-to-be-published cookbook author and my publisher is having me set up a blog, I have no idea what I'm doing! With your help I should be able to make this work, Thank you!

Shari Winterstein said...

This thread is REALLY old but I am hoping you are still there and can help me. I use Safari and I cannot "paste" a link. I do all the right things, type the word in the body of the post, high light it and then click on link, right click to add the URL and there is nothing to allow me to "paste". I can do this on Firefox, but that has another issue! Sigh. Thanks

Shari
www.southerncaliforniastamper.blogspot.com

Chuck said...

Shari,

This is an excellent subject for a new discussion in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.