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Links and text formatting in the forum

Links

First, the easy way: just put the whole address of the website into your post (including the "http://" bit, or else it won't be a link)

To make a neater link, first of all type [url= and then immediately afterwards the address of the site. Then put a ] to close, followed by some text for the link. Finally, add a closing [/url] to stop your whole post becoming one big link! Here's an example that should make the above clearer. If you wanted to link to the BTO, you would type in your forum posting:

[url=http://www.bto.org]Link to the BTO website[/url]

You can put any text you like where I put "Link to the BTO website". As before, make sure you put the full address of the website (including http://)


Bold, Italic

Put [b] tags around the text you want to embolden. e.g.

You should only visit Leighton Moss [b]once a month[/b].

will give the following

You should only visit Leighton Moss once a month

To make text italic, use a very similar process, but use the tag [i] instead, viz

Bee-eater ([i]Merops apiaster[/i])

results in

Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)


A divider

To put a horizontal line across two parts of your post, use the tag [hr] e.g.

Some text [hr] Some more text

gives

Some text
Some more text


Centering

You probably know the drill by now, but here goes anyway... Text in your post can be centered by putting the text you want centered between [center] tags (note the American spelling!). So

[center]Some text to be centered[/center]
But this text is outside the tags, so will not be centered

... and the result:

Some text to be centered
But this text is outside the tags, so will not be centered


That's all for now: if you think of anything else you'd like to be able to do, please let me know and I'll see what I can do!

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