I know that whenever I type a message here which contains the URL of a web page, I see that the URL gets treated by proboards20.com as a "hyperlink," enabling anyone who reads that message to just click on it to be transported to another page (or, in some cases, to a media file).
But, I have seen people post here and insert hyperlinks which display with just one or two words, such as "click here" or something to that effect. My question is... What is the manner in which I must type in my link information, in order to "suppress" the overt display of the actual URL, and to substitute a word or a phrase in place of the URL in the body of the posted text message?
Would one of you more advanced "techies" kindly provide me with some helpful hints? Thanks.
You can't have any spaces inside either set of brackets, but you can put anything you want in the text between the first set of brackets, and the second set of brackets.
Alternatively: You can also type the text first, then highlight it, then click the "URL" button. But you still have to add manually the "=" sign and paste the website link in the right place (as above).
There isn't really an easier way assuming you are already using the "Insert Hyperlink" tag:
You still have to insert the equals sign manually and then copy and paste the link within the opening tag and the description of your choice between the tags. That cannot be done automatically because the software cannot possibly know the location of the page to which you wish to link or your chosen description.