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Adding a simple text link (not in a link module)

Posted on Jun 07 2007

Adding a link to your lens is as easy as typing the word hello.

Let’s say your sentence was this: “Raymond was a loaf of bread, and he liked to travel round the world”.

Let’s also say you wanted to make the word ‘travel’ a link to your lens about travel, so it would look like this: “Raymond was a loaf of bread, and he liked to travel round the world”.

So what would you paste into your module?

This: Raymond was a loaf of bread, and he liked to <a href=”http://www.squidoo.com/YOURLINK” target=”_blank”>travel</a> round the world.

Whatever you put in between the “> and the </a> will become the clickable bit.

This will allow you to add a link to most modules (except the ebay module), and so you don’t really need the Link Module anymore. This link trick will give you more flexibility!

Also, because of the target=”_blank” bit your visitor will not leave your lens! The link will open in a new window. So your visitor can see the site you’re linking to, AND remain on your lens to continue reading.

– Lewis 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. Margaret says:

    Suggest to people that if they don’t want the reader to leave their lens – but instead want the link to open in a new window – put ….

  2. mrlewissmile says:

    Oh yes!

    Margaret! I forgot about that. Good point. I’ll add it in now.

    Thanks. You’re a star.

    – Lewis 🙂

  3. This is great information. One question: when you place your link, do you include: www. and .com? Also, in the 2 instances, do you leave a space after your link?
    Thank you for this splendid help.
    Siriol

  4. mrlewissmile says:

    Hi Siriol,

    I just found out that the code in the post above got all mashed up by the text editor trying to convert half of it into HTML. The correct link is now shown in the post above.

    The code is this (no spaces)

    link word

    Hope this helps!

    – Lewis

  5. Thank you, Lewis. What a great help this is!
    I appreciate it.

    Siriol

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