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Postby Sir Zeppelin » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:08 pm

I have been having trouble linking to classic castle. I can create a link to the web adress, but not the neat banners at the bottom of the linking page. I tried linking to the web adress of the image, but that just brought me to my Brickshelf page. Can anyone help?
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby JoshWedin » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:02 pm

Hey,

Have you tried [url=Classic Castle Link][img]PictureAddress[/img][/url]?

The result is Image.

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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Legorski » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:12 pm

Useful.... hehe Image
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Sir Zeppelin » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:27 am

I tried that and it didn't work. I don't know why; I copied and pasted your exact words (minus the question mark) and it didn't work. I took out the [url] and [image] and it still didn't work. Any idea why? (Thanks for all of your help).
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:46 am

Are you trying to link it in a forum post, which should use bbcode? Or on a web page using html?

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Re: Linking to CC

Postby JoshWedin » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:50 am

Sir Zeppelin wrote:I tried that and it didn't work. I don't know why; I copied and pasted your exact words (minus the question mark) and it didn't work. I took out the [url] and [image] and it still didn't work. Any idea why? (Thanks for all of your help).


If you are doing this on a forum, you have to replace the words "Classic Castle Link" and "Picture Address" with the actual addresses. I didn't do that so that the code would show up.

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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Sir Zeppelin » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:03 am

I am not on a forum. I tried putting in the web adress to cc and the picture's adress (the picture is on my brickshelf gallery) and it didn't work. This is on a free :D web hoster (webs.com, to be exact). Right now I just have the adress to the site, which doesn't look that bad, but I'd like to put the banner deal on; it looks so much better.
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby footsteps » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:54 am

Sir Zeppelin wrote:I am not on a forum. I tried putting in the web adress to cc and the picture's adress (the picture is on my brickshelf gallery) and it didn't work. This is on a free :D web hoster (webs.com, to be exact). Right now I just have the adress to the site, which doesn't look that bad, but I'd like to put the banner deal on; it looks so much better.

[*url=http://www.classic-castle.com/][*img]http://www.classic-castle.com/images/classiccastleforum.gif[/img][/url]

Here's the actual coding -- just delete the two * and it should work.
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Lamanda2 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:23 am

Perhaps it needs to be posted in html form if it's on a website?

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Re: Linking to CC

Postby wobnam » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:26 am

If you're not on a forum, I guess you're trying to do it with HTML?

In that case:
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<a href="http://www.classic-castle.com/forum/"><img src="http://www.classic-castle.com/images/classiccastleforum.gif" width="88" height="31" alt="Classic Castle Forum" title="" /></a>
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Sir Zeppelin » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:42 am

I tried both wobnam's and footsteps's suggestions and it didn't work. (I took out the asteriks on footsteps's) The way I'm doing this is you type in the link and hit "update" and the link appears on the site; I don't know if that helps or not. I'm afraid you're dealing with the extremely computer illiterate here (what's HTML?). I appreciate all of your help!
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Lamanda2 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:04 pm

What is the name of the site you are trying to publish this to? Maybe if you sent us a link somebody might better understand what's going on, and why you can't seem to get it posted.

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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Sir Zeppelin » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:48 am

Lamanda2 wrote:What is the name of the site you are trying to publish this to? Maybe if you sent us a link somebody might better understand what's going on, and why you can't seem to get it posted.

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http://legotales.webs.com/

It's rather small and barren, but I have a story that I hope will fill it up (ask Tony for details :wink: ).
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby wobnam » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:00 am

I guess you're using some kind of content management system to create the links. If so, the method for creating images with links is specific to your CMS.

My advice is to see if your service provider (webs.com?) has some sort of manual, FAQ or forum that you can post your question on.
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Re: Linking to CC

Postby Cdr.Donatra » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:03 am

wobnam wrote:I guess you're using some kind of content management system to create the links. If so, the method for creating images with links is specific to your CMS.


That's very true - some general things you could try Sir Zeppelin that work with many (not all CMS - that means content management systems, ie they do all the tricky work for you!) is to place the image of the banner, then see if there's a symbol like chain links, which means "make (whatever you've highlighted) a web link" - if you have Windows and use Outlook Express as your e-mail program, start a new e-mail and you'll see symbols that resemble the ones most CMS use right directly above the space where you type your new e-mail message, to give you an example of the kind of thing you're looking for.

You may even see somewhere in the menu where you type content (if there is one) a little icon saying "HTML" - if you can find that, click on it, and you can paste in the code given where you want it. Click back on the same button once you're done, and it will take you back to your usual view, which is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) view, ie if you type things in they come out looking exactly like that, wihout showing you any of the html code etc that makes them look that way.

HTML means HyperText Markup Lanuage - "Hypertext" is text displayed on a computer with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access, usually by a mouse click or keypress sequence. Apart from running text, hypertext may contain tables, images and other presentational devices.

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Edit to add - I just took a punt on starting a webs.com page for one of my own projects, and yes you do have all those options - the HTML option is to the right of the screen, in the box above where you type your text - it is a pretty standard CMS WYSIWYG layout so all the stuff I've typed above should work fine. 8)
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