HTML coding for external webpage links

 

OK. I'm flummoxed. What is the HTML coding to make the source anchor http://gpsvisualizer.com/ appear as a blue, dynamic destination anchor "GPS Visualizer"?

I tried "A href="http://gpsvisualizer.com/"GPS Visualizer/A" using the correct "<" and ">" and "/" symbols, but only end up showing the destination title in an unlinked state, as in:

GPS Visualizer.

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Vince Nuvi 350

Filtered HTML

The HTML options for posting on the website are explained here:

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/filter/tips

I think what you are looking for is in the Markdown section, near the bottom.

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I don't see a "Markdown section"

Thanks for responding. I don't see a "Markdown section" at http://www.poi-factory.com/filter/tips . The only thing I can find is "Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically." I would like the linked web page address to appear as the name of the webpage (e.g., "GPS Visualizer") instead of the http://... string.

Would you mind posting the instructions in this thread? Thanks.

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Vince Nuvi 350

You're Right

It says you can do it, but it doesn't seem to work right.

Oh, Jon (Mr. Webmaster)... the link format doesn't appear to work. mrgreen

Typing <a href="http://www.poi-factory.com">POI Factory</a> just gets you unlinked text.

I've never bothered to try it before so I didn't realize it didn't work. confused

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You don't need to use code

You don't need to use code anymore. Just type the website www.POI-Factory.com

General Maintainer and the <a> HTML Markdown syntax

OK. The thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21568 provided the answer. You have to be a General Maintainer to be able to use Markdown syntax, including the <*a*> Markdown syntax that turns ugly http:// links into a sweet, sweet, wonderful, enjoyable-to-read-and-use blue, dynamic destination anchor.

All users can use Filtered HTML, but only General Maintainers will have the radio buttons allowing the user to toggle between Filtered HTML and Markdown syntax. To qualify a General Maintainer (a “star”), you need posts in at least 9 of the last 26 weeks. To qualify as an Active User, you only need posts in at least 3 of the last 5 weeks.

So that begs the questions: If I post using the Markdown syntax, can a General Maintainer come along and toggle that Markdown syntax on? How do I contact a General Maintainer come along and toggle that Markdown syntax on?

References
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/11535 General Maintainers' Handbook
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16197 What is a General Maintainer?
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21568 Create linked text on POI-Factory
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21595 PC or IE Expert needed
http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax Daring Fireball: Markdown Syntax Documentation

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Vince Nuvi 350

Guess I didn't understand either

I'll try.

POI Factory

Ah-ha! I learned something today.

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Please turn my http:// links into Markdowns

If possible, would someone please turn the http:// links at

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/26942
and
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/27015

into Markdowns? Thanks.

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Vince Nuvi 350

the links work;) Miss POI

the links work;)

Miss POI

See If This Helps

Since you are the listed maintainer of those POI files, I (we other forum members) don't have edit privileges to your pages. You should be able to do it yourself, however.

Go to one of your pages and click on the Edit tab near the top. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Input format, right above the Preview and Submit buttons. This will open an input box where you will see two radio button selections - Filtered HTML and Markdown. Select Markdown and then make your "a href" editing changes to your text. Click the Preview button to verify the changes are correct.

I just did it to the link in my Batteries Plus page (and again here in this post).

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Loyal users who have established a long term posting record

Hi Gary,

From what I understand, the radio buttons allowing the user to toggle between Filtered HTML and Markdown syntax are presented only those having General Maintainers status (represented by two stars below the user name).

You have two stars below your name, but I don't. (Miss POI, would you be so kind as to add a poi contributor badge to my account for my 101 Tastiest Places To Chowdown POI? Thanks.)

At present, my progress toward general maintainer status is that I have 1 week of qualifying activity and 9 weeks are required for general maintainer status.

So now I have a good motivation to provide 8 more weeks of qualifying activity. Seems like a good way to motivate user to become "loyal users who have established a long term posting record."

Vince

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Vince Nuvi 350

I finally made it!

General Maintainers status! I got me my Markdown option.

Now, I can turn all those ugly http:// links on my POI pages into a sweet, sweet, wonderful, enjoyable-to-read-and-use blue, dynamic destination anchor.

So was this your plan all along, Miss POI? Hook 'em and then entice them by dangling the Markdown option in front of 'em so that they land themselves nine weeks later? Well, it worked. : )

VinceCANuvi wrote:

Hi Gary,

From what I understand, the radio buttons allowing the user to toggle between Filtered HTML and Markdown syntax are presented only those having General Maintainers status (represented by two stars below the user name).

You have two stars below your name, but I don't. (Miss POI, would you be so kind as to add a poi contributor badge to my account for my 101 Tastiest Places To Chowdown POI? Thanks.)

At present, my progress toward general maintainer status is that I have 1 week of qualifying activity and 9 weeks are required for general maintainer status.

So now I have a good motivation to provide 8 more weeks of qualifying activity. Seems like a good way to motivate user to become "loyal users who have established a long term posting record."

Vince

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Vince Nuvi 350