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Links in manage area of blog, how do they work?

Travel Forums System Talk Links in manage area of blog, how do they work?

1. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

Hi folks,

I was probably under the wrong impression here but I just tried setting up a link in my blog under the links section.

ERm, not sure what it's all about. I put in a link to the Nepal section of the travel guide here, and thought one would appear on the blog entry. Not that I can see. So I imagine that I screwed up somewhere or have the wrong idea of what this link does.

I was hoping to set up a series of reference links I see in other blogs, and kind of how the travel guide works. A link to the word Pokhara would take you to Pokhara in the travel guide etc. Though it seems that involves typing in code, until the guide whereby its just a button, but different code...

It also mentioned something about having to meet a requirement of 10 posts, I meet that. Or is that ten posts with links... in which case I don't...:(

My brain is lacking in food so I will stop babbling now and og and eat

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5790 posts) 8y

Heh, you have me confused now :)

Let me try to explain the linking situation, with a series of points. Hopefully it answers the question:

  • The links section of your blog is for links to external sites. Well, it can of course be used to link to TP pages as well. They will show on every page of your site; see my blog here for an example in the right hand column.
  • The guide is not at all connected to your blog. Nothing you do in the guide will automatically add anything to your blog.
  • If you want to link to a guide entry, you need to copy and paste the url, i.e. and link that within your blog post.
  • In the forum on the other hand, it IS possible to link to guide posts using a shorthand syntax, that functions the same way it does in the blog, i.e.


    You kind of need to know it's there, as there's no easy buttons/documentation for it. I really should roll this out in the blogs too for extra convenience. For now the full URL is required there.

The requirement for 10 posts is only required for the sidebar links btw. I'm sure you would qualify and have no trouble posting those links if you wanted to.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I left any room for confusion / created more confusion

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 17, 2008, at 6:06 AM by Peter ]

3. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

Understood you perfectly. I should guessed that's what it was all about. I had just been looking at a friends website and saw how he references words with a link that shows up as a link in the text body and so was thinking it was the same thing. Though was low on food and not functioning well, that's my excuse anyway

And from what you wrote I see it's only possible from writing in a url which I am far too lazy for

Thanks for the explanation and Nice baby by the way, well done!