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How to Use Active Links in Comments

Hi Everyone,

I noticed some of you are having trouble using HTML code for the comment boxes on the Exquisite Quills' daily memes. First off, please know it's not necessary to your participation. It's just a buyer impulse-ready link. Authors love those book buyer impulses.  :)

Here's an example of what my personal links look like using HTML code:

<a href="http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/">Calliope's Writing Tablet</a>
<a href="
http://www.facebook.com/rose.anderson.romance">Facebook</a>
<a href="
http://www.tsu.co/RoseAnderson_">Tsu.co</a>
<a href="
http://plus.google.com/117411462633912228541/about">Google+</a>
<a href="
http://twitter.com/roseanderson_">Twitter</a>
<a href="
http://www.pinterest.com/FollowTheMuse/">Pinterest</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6">Amazon Author Page</a>

When I copy and paste them in the comment box and click the Publish button, this is what they look like:

CalliopesWritingTablet
Facebook
Tsu.co
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
Amazon Author Page


Notice it's only my personal info that changes. The HTML code stays the same. I've broken down my blog link so you can easily see all the parts needed.

I start with this bit of HTML code:
<a href="


Then add my full link:
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/


Then this little bit of HTML code:
">

Next, I name the link:
Calliope's Writing Tablet


Lastly, one more bit of HTML code:
</a> 


To make your own, either assemble your link a bit at a time, or copy and past one or all of my links into a document. (Why retype Facebook and Twitter etc if you're on those sites too?) Simply switch out my internet addresses for yours.

<a href="HTTP://WWW.YOUR ADDRESS TEXT HERE">YOUR SITE NAME HERE</a>

It's very important not to have more spaces in the coding than what's already there. Be sure not to close gaps that already exist. It won't work if you do. If you've tried to do your links like this on the EQ blog but it isn't working for you, compare each unsuccessful link to the info above. Chances are you have a space issue or a missing bit of code.

That should do it. If you have questions, just ask in comments. I'll answer when able.

5 comments:

Mia McKimmy said...

Rose, Thank you so much for this info! I've been trying to figure this out on my own, without ever getting it right.

Mia Mckimmy

Rose Anderson said...

You're welcome Mia. If you're careful not to have extra spaces between the HTML bits and your info, your links should be fine.

Mia McKimmy said...

I just post an excerpt on Exquisite Quills Friday Heat and they worked! Yea!
Thanks, Again!

Carole said...

Thank you, Paty. I'll try to follow the info.

Nightingale said...

Rose, thank you! I wondered how to do this, but I'd already published my log line before I found this. Much appreciated!