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5:31 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've tried <a href="some page.html">some page</a> but still can't get it to work. The link is on my Home page and it's to (page) <snip>. Can anyone tell me how to make (page) <snip> come up blue where if browser is on it and you click it goes to my (page) <snip>?
Thanks bunches!

[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 7:30 pm (utc) on Oct. 28, 2008]
[edit reason] No site specifics please, thanks [/edit]

8:08 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ok I need to clarify myself. I'm trying to write content and want to be able to redirect them to different pages by putting the mouse on a word that lights up in blue and they click on it and it goes to different area within the site. And yes, I'm "new to web development" in fact I think I'm still in the blessed womb :-)
Thanks for any help,
8:48 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Julie, it seems like you're talking about hyperlinks: the words are coloured blue and usually underlined - if you click the words it takes you to another page. It's the underlying way the internet works: a "web" connected by hyperlinks.

The code you posted, <a href="some page.html">some page</a>, is correct and should work, so we need to backtrack a bit, and figure out why. Are you using some kind of editor or program to create your web pages?

[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 8:49 pm (utc) on Oct. 28, 2008]

9:35 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No, a company built the website. Now I'm responsible for writing the content. I go in under administration, then edit and start writing. also is the "some page" both the same page I want to hyperlink to or do I put website address first then the page name? Or is it first the main page name like "home" then the specific page name? Since I don't know I seem to have multiple options. When I use the above formula it shows in blue but it shows the whole formula not just the one or two words I want to link to, and if I click on it it says page not found.
9:44 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Also, when editing it has different "stuff" like input format which is on Full HTML (there is also Filtered html and PHP code) and URL path setting is "about-us" it's all where web designers put it I haven't changed any of it since don't know if I should
10:22 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I found a HTML icon on the box I can write in and if I click on it it shows any formulas, its called HTML Editor. Is this where I replace the word and write the formula?
10:26 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Whoo hoo! I DID IT! That's where I needed to go "Edit HTML". Wow, I can't believe I finally figured this little furrball out. Thanks even though I figured it out it took "thinking" out loud on this forum to get it.
10:32 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Crap I spoke too soon. I now have blue words but when I click on them it says page not found. Is this because I'm in administration?
10:41 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

pearlshoppe: the system you use to edit your website is an unknown quantity to the rest of us - there are hundreds of different ways, and indeed different software packages that people use to edit a site. This makes it quite hard to give specific advice ;)

I now have blue words but when I click on them it says page not found

What this means is that you've created a link :) but the link destination is not correct :(. In the code below, the green text is the link text, and the red text is the destination:

<a href="[red]some page.html[/red]">[green]some page[/green]</a>

You most likely need to correct the destination. Perhaps try entering [webmasterworld.com...] as the destination and see if the link takes you to this site.

12:27 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No it didn't come to this site, but I'm repeating destination and link since the blue word is the name of the area I want it to go to, like "blue dogs" is blue word and "blue dogs" is category I want to go to. Sorry I can't be specific but must adhere to rules of the game :-)
12:30 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

It sounds to me like the destination is still wrong.

If I wanted to link to this discussion, I would go towards the top of my browser and find the URL:


This would be the destination for any link I wanted to make to this page. Can you do something similar for the page you want to link to?

12:40 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes the link you posted is at the top of my screen. If I'm in my website the one at top is where I am in my website and if I put browser on blue word it shows link I want to go to at the bottom of my screen
12:42 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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At the bottomm it shows [my...] website address/some-page.html this is when I am on blue word
12:44 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

The blue word is the "link text" and the link you want to go to at the bottom of your screen is the "link destination". When you're adding a link within your administration section, it will allow you to add both of these things, although it may use different terminology.

Who created this website for you? They are the best place to ask for advice about its specific functionality.

[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 12:44 am (utc) on Oct. 29, 2008]

12:47 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I did earlier, waiting on reply. Thank you for your help and patience :-)
10:05 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ah, one thing. You should not have spaces in URLs.

If the page you are trying to link to has a space in the URL, put %20 in what you type, where the space would have been.

12:46 am on Nov 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, web designer emailed me finally and said I had Drupal using the TinyMCE Editor with instructions. Very easy when I have instructions to go by :-) I appreciate your input, may be handy in the future