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How to Bookmark or Link to an individual post in our forums

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2006-01-14, 02:10:51

2010/12/16 Update: This post no longer applies to our site with the new phpBB software. Eventually I will replace this post with the correct information.[hr]

Some forum software have a built-in feature to create a link or create a bookmark to an individual message post. This can be very handy when referencing messages posted elsewhere in the forum system.

While the software we use here does not yet have this feature, there is still a way to accomplish it without too much effort.

The first thing you need to know is the id number for the post you want to link to. This number can be seen by placing your mouse pointer over the "Image" button in the upper right corner of a message post. Look in the Status bar at the bottom of your browser window and note the number near the end of the line. (You may need to turn on your browser's Status Bar option.)

Simply insert the number found, in place of the "xxxx" in the following code to get the URL for the message post:

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As an example, the number for this message post is "3948", so the follow is the URL link to this message:

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To create a Bookmark (Favorites), simply copy (Ctrl-c) and paste (Ctrl-v) the URL into the address bar of your browser, go to it, then Bookmark it (or Add to Favorites).

To use the link into another message in this forum, you would use the following BBCode:

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[url=][u][b]This is a link to the HOW TO BOOKMARK guide[/b][/u][/url]
The above code creates the following link: This is a link to the HOW TO BOOKMARK guide

To create the link in HTML use:

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<a href="">This is a link to the HOW TO BOOKMARK guide</a>

To create the same link in HTML that opens a new window, use:

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<a href="" target="_blank">This is a link to the HOW TO BOOKMARK guide</a>

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