Every link has a caption (that we see) - and a URL (that we can't see). The URL is the important part of a link - and knowing how to extract the URL can be a crucial part of diagnosing a problem.
This post has a title "Extracting The URL Behind A Link", and the title (as with every post in this blog) is the caption to a link. The URL that is attached to the link, in the title here, is http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2010/09/extracting-url-behind-link.html.
Sometimes, we may need to know the URL that is attached to a link that only you (the blog owner) can see.
- Maybe, we need the URL that is attached to the "View Blog" link on the Blogger dashboard.
- The URL that is attached to the "Edit" link in the "Edit Posts" menu may be useful.
- Sometimes, the URL that is attached to the "Edit" link for a given gadget in "Page Elements" is needed.
Let's use the URL that is attached to this post title (above), as an example.
- Hover the mouse cursor over the title "Extracting The URL Behind A Link".
- Right click on the mouse, and select "Copy Link", "Copy link address", "Copy Link Location", or "Copy Link URL" (depending upon which browser you are using).
- Paste into a forum discussion, a post, or the text editor of your choice.
Did you just paste?
Good. Now, do similarly with the link that only you can see, from the dashboard, from "Layout", or from "Posts". Or even, a label search URL, that you need to extract, to add a dynamic page.