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Using [quote] to link to external URLs

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Bugs' started by doug89, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. doug89

    doug89 I trust you know where the happy button is?

    Feb 26, 2017
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    I'm not sure if this is a suggestion because it can't be done right now, or a question because it can. If it's the latter I apologize, but I couldn't find a better place to ask.

    I quoted some text from fanfiction.net and I wanted to have the little up arrow next to the "X said:" link to the chapter on the site. I couldn't work out how to do that.

    A unattributed quote uses [ quote]
    An attributed quote uses [ quote=Name]
    A quote with a link to the post is [ quote="Name, post: postID, member: memberID"], though it seems that member part isn't required.

    I tried
    [ quote="Test, url: http://example.com"] and
    [ quote="Test, link: http://example.com"] and
    [ quote="Test, post: http://example.com"] and
    [ quote="Test, http://example.com"]

    Though each one tries to do something, none of them work.

    Are there any other attributes you can add when uses [ quote] BBcode, specifically to create a link to external websites?

  2. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

    Feb 12, 2013
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    The BBcode is designed to work with the forum's software, hence the post ID. That points to the specific entry of the database, and software constructs a link from that to take you to the appropriate page.

    Basically, just use the url tag to create a source link in the first line of the quote.