Making a link “live” within your text

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      Making a link “live”:  e.g., for adding a link within the text of your event description.

      To add a live link within the text of your event description:
      On your “Edit Event” page, first add your url where you want it within the text (be sure to ‘paste as plain text’).  Then highlight the url, click on the ‘link’ symbol (see below), and the ‘insert/edit link’ box will open.  Note that (usually) if your url is complete (including the http://…) the ‘URL’ line is already filled out. Otherwise you will need to paste it in. Be sure to check the box “Open link in a new tab” – this will open the link for the viewer in a separate tab while still keeping your event page open (which you want). Otherwise, this will exit them from the MMP site altogether and your event info.  They may or may not come back to the site and your event for more details.
      The convention is:  Check this box if the link opens a new page outside of the website (this keeps the previous MMP page open).  Uncheck the box if the link opens a new page but keeps you on the website.  …But think through how the end user might use the info – it might be appropriate to check the box even if the new page is on the website.

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      If you want the visible text for your link to be something other than the url, e.g., what world sees, instead of something cumbersome like http://damnthisisreallyaverylongwebaddressandwishitweresmaller.ugh, first add the verbiage (e.g., “what the world sees”) into the text, highlight the verbiage, click on the ‘link’ symbol to bring up the ‘insert/edit link’ box, and just add the url address.  Again, check the box “Open link in a new tab”.

      Unless the url unacceptably long, it might be best to leave the actual url.  If someone copies your post to repost it somewhere else in raw text (i.e., without the live link), at least the actual url goes with it rather than just the words you assigned to the url, and they can then just paste this into their browser.

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