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message 1: by Vicki (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:13PM) (new)

Vicki (vickivanv) | 4 comments Hi! I'm trying to add some links to an author bio and the listed link formatting, ie. the URL in brackets, doesn't seem to work correctly. I finally just added the raw URLs into the text which looks awful, but does work--so long as you *don't* click on the "more" to open the pop-up window containing the full bio. One you open the full bio, the links stop working correctly.

I also tried putting the links into html, but that didn't work. Is there any way to fix the wonky formatting?


message 2: by Mo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:14PM) (new)

Mo (mjangda) | 1 comments HTML format works for me.


message 3: by Otis, Chief Architect (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:14PM) (new)

Otis Chandler | 315 comments Mod
Hi Vicki,

Can you send a link to which author profile it was, or post which url wasn't formatting right? You should be able to use either the brackets or an name.


message 4: by Vicki (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:15PM) (new)

Vicki (vickivanv) | 4 comments Thanks for your responses!

Here is the bio: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

I've shortened the text down to the visible window because the long links, though messy, work fine so long as you don't click on the "more" at the end.

I've gone back now and inserted html code around the first link in the bio so you can see what it looks like. It doesn't turn the text into a link, as it normally would where html is enabled. But I'd love to include some text links, so any advice about this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


message 5: by Otis, Chief Architect (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:15PM) (new)

Otis Chandler | 315 comments Mod
Hi Vicki,

The html on that author profile looks fine - I don't see any links that are malformed...


message 6: by Vicki (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:16PM) (new)

Vicki (vickivanv) | 4 comments Hmmm. So why doesn't the text itself become a link, as the html instructs it to do?


message 7: by Vicki (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:16PM) (new)

Vicki (vickivanv) | 4 comments Oh, it's started working now. Weird. Never mind!


message 8: by WK (new)

WK | 25 comments Hi, I'm having a problem with adding the url's (for exerpts) to a book with the text showing instead of the actual url. HELP!


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41414 comments Mod
Can you link to the problematic book(s)?


message 10: by WK (new)

WK | 25 comments Here is one of them - thanks Rivka
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41414 comments Mod
You're talking about in the URL field, right?

It's displaying properly for me, and the link worked perfectly.

What browser are you using?


message 12: by WK (new)

WK | 25 comments I'm using firefox - previously I was able to list the url and the text as a link so viewers would be able to click on the word Excerpt and go to the page.



message 13: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41414 comments Mod
Ah!

Might want to use the Contact Us link or the Feedback Group.


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