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moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
Hi can anyone tell me how to shorten a URL and change the text of the URl

so instead of say this

http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/ ... ation.html

i would have this instead

bartali

thanks
MG
Gasping - but somehow still alive !

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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    You need to type the following

    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]bartali[/url]
    

    and this gives you:

    bartali
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    redvee wrote:
    You need to type the following

    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]bartali[/url]
    

    and this gives you:

    bartali

    Ok thanks for that but excuse my ignorance i thought it would be simpler than that by somehow using the top buttons. had a shot at it but its still notw working grrrrr :?


    thanks
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    Break it down. From the top...

    If you click the URL button and hold it down and drag the cursor off the button it leaves the code behind (above the text box) it looks like:
    Insert URL: [url]http://url[/url] or [url=http://url]URL text[/url]  (alt+w)
    

    All you need do is copy and paste this bit out of it:
    [url=http://url]URL text[/url]
    

    Just paste that in the text area where you write your message. Now if you break that down it's telling you it wants two things

    1) the first bit Is asking you to put your URL (www link) into the bit after the = sign
    [url=http://url
    

    Or in your case:
    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html
    

    After you've done that you need to close it off with a ] (that's what those brackets are for). So it looks like:
    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]
    


    2) Next stage it's telling you to write a message in between the two ] brackets [

    So at the end of
    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]
    

    you write:
    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]bartali
    

    Or
    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]Mr Potato Head Says
    

    Now you need to close the message you've just written, off - with those brackets again. So it's telling you it wants you to use the [/url] enclosed brackets to finish things off:
    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]bartali[/url]
    
    [url=http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/gino-bartali-cyclist-who-saved-nation.html]Mr Potato Head says[/url]
    

    Now you have the links you want: bartali or Mr Potato Head Says


    I was bored, hope it helps. :P
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Thanks for your help sussed it out now :lol:
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
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