Damn HTML

I thought I had learned how to do HTML.  Guess not.  If anyone can suggest how to post a link again, I would appreciate it.  Sheesh.

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  1. YES!! and tell me how to get an image in the comments.

    please.

    • To insert an image:

      I’ve added an “image” button to the comment toolbar. So to insert an image into a comment, click the button, which will automatically insert the necessary HTML (the “IMG” tag). Then, in between the quotation marks, you need to insert the URL of the image you want (if it’s on your computer, you need to upload it to an online host like flickr first). Let me know if this doesn’t make sense.

  2. Posting tips

    The problem you had with the links happened because you were trying to enter HTML directly into the “Visual” editor. There are two editors available, a visual (or WYSIWYG) editor, and an HTML editor. To post a link in the visual editor, you select the text you want to turn into a link, and then click the link button (looks like a chain link) in the tool bar, which should bring up a screen where you enter the URL. To post the same link in the HTML editor, you can either type in the HTML directly (as you did), or you can click the “link” button and the same screen will pop up.

    In general, you can’t type HTML directly into the visual editor – for example, you can’t paste the embed code for a YouTube video into the visual editor. You have to do that in the HTML editor. To toggle back and forth between the editors, just click the tabs on the upper right hand corner of the text box.

    Let me know if this doesn’t make sense.

    • posts vs. comments

      Is there any way to establish consistency between the editors for posts and comments? There is no “visual” vs. “HTML” for comments (or at least not for me).

      • No,

        there is no visual editor for the comments. It’s just a regular HTML editor. If you don’t want to use the visual editor in posts, just switch to the HTML editor by clicking the HTML tab at the upper right corner of the text box.

  3. Run by me again...

    …how to link within a diary. I’ve been having to add a comment to include a link.

    • To link within a diary

      using the “visual” editor:
      1. Select the text you want to turn into a link;
      2. Click the “link” button (looks like a chain link) in the toolbar;
      3. Type the URL into the popup, and click OK.

      That should do it. If you prefer to use the HTML editor, it works exactly the same, except that the link button says “link” instead of looking like a chain link.

      • Another option,

        if you want to use the HTML editor, is simply to type in the “a” tag by hand using “a href=” etc.

        • That's what I do

          It’s really easy, the URL is the value of the “href”, and the contents are what appear in the comment. You can even markup the contents with other tags.

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