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mandak 09-10-2012 06:44 AM

Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
I'm going to show you the easiest way to make text (and then an image) clickable.

Whether you are working in the forum or the gallery, you can use this method. For the gallery, you'll need to open a forum window, and type like you are posting a reply - only you'll just copy and paste your text to the gallery and not post it!

Here we go:

Clickable Text

Type your words. Often, you will be linking to credits in the store.

Then highlight the words you want to make clickable. Click on the little funny blue circle with a sideways 8 next to it.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...king/Text1.jpg

Paste your URL into the box that pops up and click OK.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...king/Text2.jpg

Now your forum post (or information for the gallery) is ready. Simply Post the Quick Reply or Copy/Paste it to the Information box in the gallery.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...king/Text3.jpg


Clickable Images

Do do this with an image, it's almost the same! For this, we will find a layout in the gallery we want to link to.

Find the layout in the gallery, and scroll down below the description you entered. Copy the text in the direct link box.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...ing/Photo1.jpg

Go to the forum and click on the little yellow box with a mountain on it in the forum. Paste the link you just copied and click OK.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...ing/Photo2.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...ing/Photo3.jpg

Now, go back to the gallery and copy the URL of the page your layout is on.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...ing/Photo4.jpg

Then back to the forum. Where we will highlight the entire image - from [IMG all the way to IMG] - and do the same thing we did when linking text, click the blue circle with the sideways 8, paste the link and click OK.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...ing/Photo5.jpg

Now when you post your reply, the image itself will be linkable to the gallery.

**You can skip the adding a link if you just want to post an image somewhere.

Hope that's helpful!

NancyP 09-10-2012 09:27 AM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
And----------you want me to try this-----right????? 8D BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
OK, only kidding!! I'll give it a shot!!

britnkaysmemaw2 09-11-2012 09:07 AM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
Those are wonderful instructions! I learned how to make the image clickable, Yeah!!!!!
Thanks bunches!

mandak 09-12-2012 01:52 PM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
Yay! You're so welcome!

6grand 09-06-2013 12:07 AM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
Great info - thank you so much for posting this tutorial! You're the best. I know I will use this quite a bit :)

connie 09-07-2013 12:52 PM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
Oops! Didn't mean to post - trying to get a link in the gallery!

Alquafea 09-07-2013 10:45 PM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
I always wondered how to do that. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

lebjs 09-17-2013 05:40 AM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
Another great tutorial - thanks :)

thatdss 05-11-2014 07:01 PM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
I know I'm late finding this tut, but I have been trying to figure out how to have a clickable image for awhile now. Great instructions!! Thank you :)

Bagheertje 10-17-2014 05:58 AM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
I cannot find the box with the direct link under my description...
I see this: am I looking in the wrong place?

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...m/linking2.JPG

foxinsocks 10-17-2014 07:56 AM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
The gallery has changed since this tutorial was written. To get the link to the pic you now need to right click on your picture and then copy image location (I am on a Mac and that is what it says but should be similar for a pc).

Studio4 Designworks 10-17-2014 10:51 AM

Re: Creating Links in the Forum & Gallery
 
Thanks Bryony. Yes, it's the same for a PC. I've always worked on a Mac, but my current job I have a PC and it's "right click" - "copy image location" as well.


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