Friday, July 03, 2009

How to Add a Text Link to Blogger Comments

Some blogging platforms make it simple to add a link. If one types http:// at the beginning of an address it automatically becomes a live link.

Blogger does not have this function but you can still put links in your comments. To do so requires adding just a few more characters:

Let’s say for example that I wanted to put a link to this post about a hike up to Mount Hollywood in a comment. The url of the link is  I would then add this in front of the url:

And this after the url:

And it will come out as a clickable text link:

Mount Hollywood on the 4th of July

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Hey! Great tip. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip, Katherine! So I will give it a try right here. I just read in Art calendar about adding one's blog to
Digg and StumbleUpon to drive traffic to your blog.

The only problem I can see is that the link does not open in a new window.

Let me know if this works!

Katherine Kean said...

Bonnie, Marianne,

You're welcome!

Marianne - it works - and thanks for the links to check out. I'll let you know when I learn how to make a comment link open in a new window...

Vivienne Photography said...

Thank you for the tip. I am trying to do this but it isn't working for me. I was able to make the words a text link but when I clicked on it, it says that error 404, page not found. Any idea what I may be doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

Here's my blog that I am trying this on. I made an entry today that needs help.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Vivienne,

I'm sorry it isn't working. In my experience I usually find that I've missed something in the code - or added something that shouldn't be there. It's also necessary to have permanent links enabled on your blog, if that's what you're linking to.

I looked at your blog and it does seem to have the permanent links, so I'm not sure what the problem might be.

I liked your blog very much, by the way - wonderful photographs. I also like that you have "Christian the Lion" as one of your favorites. I guess it's not available on YouTube anymore, but can be had on Amazon.

Vivienne Photography said...

Hi Katherine ~

I still haven't a clue why it isn't working for me but I haven't tried to figure it out since I posted this.

Thanks for letting me know about the link, I didn't realize it wasn't available any longer.

Your body of work is amazing! I love it. FYI ~ I noticed you have a link for Georgia O'keefe . . . did you know there is a movie coming out, I believe on Lifetime, in September? I'm looking forward to watching it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing

Jay Hsiang

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Vivienne. I've heard that the Georgia O'Keeffe movie was going to be shown. I guess that'll be soon, won't it? I'm looking forward to it too.

Katherine Kean said...

Jay, you're welcome! I hope it's useful for you.

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot for the help Katherine, I hope it works :)

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