Making links, adding video, etc

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Making links, adding video, etc

Postby Daz » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:29 pm

It might be useful to have a bit of a guide about how to insert links into PHPBB posts. It isn't the most intuitive system and sometimes needs a bit of an explanation.

You can always just copy and paste a link but sometimes you want it to sit in the post with a bit of familiar text.

If you click the URL button on the top it inserts

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[url][/url]


into your post.

To add your link all you have to do is add an = and the link before the closing square bracket. Then you add your description of the link between the ][. You see it's not obvious is it?

For example
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[url=http://yourlink.co.uk]Look at this it's great.[/url]


VIDEO

To embed a video from YouTube, click the YouTube button. This inserts

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[YouTube][/YouTube]


into your post.

Then put the link to the video between the tags, eg

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[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njoxHjsAyTE[/YouTube]


But you do need to make sure you remove any extra bits of code from the link. Basically this means that if there is an ampersand (&) in the link, remove it and everything after it. For example this will NOT work:

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[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njoxHjsAyTE&feature=related[/YouTube]


because you have to remove the

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&feature=related
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