Thank you for posting this thread, chadtm80. I'm sure this will help with long URLs that disrupt the screen layout and force horizontal scrolling.
When I make a text link, I use the following simple steps:
Type the word or phrase to be a link.
Drag the mouse cursor over it so that it is highlighted.
Click on the URL button above the message composition window. This will nest (or surround) the highlighted text with the URL tags. It should look like this: [url]sample text link[/url]
Click inside the first [url]
tag just before the closing bracket (between the L
and enter an equal sign, like this: [url=]sample text link[/url]
After the equal sign (and before the closing bracket), type in or paste the internet address to link to, being careful to avoid spaces.
The end result in the message box should look like this:
[url=http://www.storm2k.org]sample text link[/url]
which results in this in the post body:
sample text link
If you'd rather link an image instead of text, it works the same way. To make an image link, simply follow the same steps, highlighting the image code instead of typed text. So this:
Will result in this:
Hope this helps.