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Thursday, May 12, 2011

How to Embed Links in Your Blog Comments....Or, Isn't Learning New Stuff Cool?

I realize I may have sounded a little bitchy in a few recent posts, but better on one's blog than in Real Life, right?

Also, even though I'm a total technophobe, it really is cool to learn new techy stuff when you motivate yourself to get around to it. I just (perhaps stupidly) assume it's the same for everyone else, too. Hence my ranting about certain people not knowing what Google documents are.

To illustrate that I'm not just blowing smoke, here's something I just learned (see comments to this recent post) that I thought some of my fellow humanities-type, possibly technophoic blogger/readers might appreciate (because, of course, you like learning new stuff, too!):

I never knew how to embed links in blog comments. I thought it was magic. Simple code, yes, I knew that, but that still seems like magic to me. I'm one of those annoying commenters formerly guilty of copying and pasting long URLs into comments that aren't even links. Readers would have to copy and past them into a browser (if they cared enough to bother, that is). How annoyingly asinine of me!

Especially when the magic code really is so simple. And so, if you ever wondered, too, here's how you do it.

In our comment, just type this:

<a href="the URL you want to link to">the text you want people to click on in your comment to get to that URL</a>

The code is in yellow. The URL is blue. The text is purple. And, obviously, you don't color code it!

So, if you've never done it before, leave a comment with a link to your blog (or somewhere else, if you prefer). It's magic!

53 comments:

  1. thnQ very much....
    its wrkng.....
    DeepthiDigvijay
    Good Food Recipes

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  2. Cool! And thanks for your link. I love Indian food and will certainly check out some of your recipes soon :)

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  3. Many thanks! I haven't felt a great need to embed links in my comments, but it came up today. So I found this page and put your advice to use. Again, thank you. :-)

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  4. I don't believe you... I'm going to have to try it here just to test. I'm sure you understand.

    yum yum delicious kitten pie

    Yea alright I guess I knew it would work. Thanks though!

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  5. Yes, it did so work! Both times. I just followed your link!! Cool blog :)

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  6. OK, it's a year after you posted this, but THANKS!!! I have wondered how to do this and your explanation was the most clear and easy to follow for us luddites.

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  10. It doesn't work :( It embeds your website and my website as a search label

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  11. I realized I had to put in the http:// before my url. DUH! Thanks for this!

    Northern Belle Diaries

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  12. Now this is a useful tip! Thank you so much.

    Thanks for the info

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  14. Now... how do you insert that on your blog so you don't have to keep typing that everytime???? Thanks so much!!!

    Second Graders Rock

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    1. Heh, no idea how to make that automatic. If you figure it out, lemme know!

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  15. Thanks for Sharing! Been struggling to understand how to do it. oh and btw we got Awesome Picture Quotes Thanks !

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  16. Excellent! Thank you for this post; I thought I was the only one who didn't know how to do this magic link. And don't feel bad about being a technophobe; I'm a mechanical engineer (turned writer) and I still struggle with things like this.

    ~Cliffie @ Treasure Hunters Book Club

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  18. Thanks so much I was doing the same thing you were! Let's see if this works....

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  19. Thanks for the tip. I googled the how to and up came you. It is magic!

    Making Each Day Count

    Charlotte

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  20. I'm not worthy!!! Thank you soooo much for this post.

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  21. thank you so much. I have been trying to make this work for such a long time and you solve it. Thank you!!!

    Naaj Ronas Lifestyle

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  22. Thanks for letting us test this out here! Here's my blog. :)

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  23. Hello, readers! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad so many of you are finding this info useful.

    A little fyi for future visitors: I do moderate the comments. I never expected to get such a response and did not recognize what an invitation it could prove to be for spammers. Up to this point, I've allowed a few comments linking to sites where you're selling stuff, but my original intention was to help out other bloggers like myself, not to provide free advertising.

    So, my policy going forward will be to NOT publish any comments linking to a site where you're selling products or services. Otherwise, please do continue to test out the code and link to your blog or other personal, noncommercial site!

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  24. Thanks for sharing! ok thought I would try it out, but I promise I am not selling anything :) a table prepared: healthy recipe blog

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    1. Now, this is what I'm talking about! You have some yummy looking vegan dessert recipes at your blog that I may just have to try out!

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  25. Awesome ! This page ranks first if you search for how to insert a link in comment :-) Good Job !

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