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    Default Making a URL to show as just "Click here"

    Hi all, I need to send someone a link that is a very long URL and would like to send it so it shows so they just see the words "Click here" or "here". Does anyone know how to do that please? I don't want to use a URL shortener as such.

    I seem to remember from a past post ages ago that you could do that by adding the words "Click here" or "here" by adding them in square brackets or something similar somewhere in the body of the URL so that only the words "here" shows? I've looked but can't find it and a search online hasn't helped, I just come up with URL shorteners.

    I hope I'm making sense, if anyone has any idea I'd be really grateful

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    click here for examples

    It's called BB CODE OR Bulletin board code

    If you quote my reply, you will also see the code used:

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    Quote Originally Posted by zep516 View Post
    click here for examples

    It's called BB CODE OR Bulletin board code

    If you quote my reply, you will also see the code used:

    That's great zep, thank you so much, that's exactly what I was looking for!
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    You're welcome

    Maybe a better link here below
    https://www.bbcode.org/reference.php

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    Even better, thank you! Have I ever told you you're brilliant??!!
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    The only problem is this code only works on a message board and or forum that supports BB Code such as this one. Sending a link in E-Mail will not work etc ... the E-Mail has no idea what to do with BB Code.

    Didn't mean to steer you wrong but after going back and re-reading your post I now understand what you're trying to do exactly.

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    That, zep, is why you're brilliant

    It worked on a forum, as you said but I was wondering why it wouldn't work in an email, I thought I'd done something incorrectly. So, any idea how to turn a long URL into a short, named link other than on a message board? I don't even know what doing that would be called.
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    I give up as I cannot find away to do it. I thought HTML Code might work. You could Google "HTML CODE E MAIL" for me it gets very confusing quickly !!!!!!

    HTML Code looks like this
    <a href=" your link here>click here</a>

    But it didn't work for me. URL shorteners are or seem not to be recommend in E-Mails.

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    Hi zep, I've given up too. I tried a search as you suggested and various other searches also. I agree, very confusing and I couldn't get any of the suggestions to work either (I'm not sure if that's because they were answers to the wrong questions or just generally rubbish suggestions).

    Not to worry, I'll just send the entire link, it's not really a big deal, I just thought it would look neater. But I have learned how to shorten links on a forum though!

    Thanks again, the help is always appreciated

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