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Old 11-17-2008, 10:00 AM
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Default Siggie Links, Avvies, Images: Step by Step Instructions

Since this seems to be a commonly asked question, I thought I'd type up a set of detailed instructions

This is a quick step-by-step for adding a link to your signature, specifically a hyper-link, where you would have a specific word or phrase be the link to another part of the site, like your Condo thread.

First, go to the page you'd like to link to. For this set of instructions, I'll use a Condo thread as an example. Be sure to go to page 1 of the thread.

At the top of the page, you will see the URL. This will look like: http://www.bearvilleinsider.com/forum/blahblahblahelse . Left click anywhere in the URL. The entire address should now be highlighted. Be careful to not click anywhere else (if you do, you'll just need to re-highlight the URL). Right click in the highlighted address and select COPY from the drop down menu.

Click the image to open in full size.

Now, go to your User Control Panel. It is located in the second menu bar from the top, far left, User CP.

Click the image to open in full size.

Look down the menu on the far left for Settings & Options, and click Edit Signature.

Click the image to open in full size.

You may have up to 3 lines of text in your signature. Keep this in mind when designing it and planning what links you'd like to add.

In the Edit Signature text box, type in the text you'd like use for your link. For our example, we'll use: Visit My Cub Condo!

Left click in front of the 'V' and, while holding the mouse button down, drag the cursor to just after the '!'. The entire text should now be highlighted.

Click on the icon above that looks like the earth. It is located in the second row from the top, 11th from the left, and if you place your cursor over it, a pop-up box will say "insert link".

The box that pops up when you click that button will already have http:// in it. Delete that. Right click in the box and select PASTE from the drop-down menu.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click OK. Save your signature.

Repeat the process to add additional links (but remember to save in between).

Also, be sure to check your link to be sure it goes where you meant it to

All done Happy linking!!


**Please note: you can use this process when creating a post, as well. This can be especially helpful when trying to help someone find a thread in a different part of the forum

***Also, if you have questions or problems, let me know. I'm happy to help!!

Last edited by pandyma618; 11-17-2008 at 11:15 AM.. Reason: Adding Images
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