Adding a Link to a Comment
If you have trouble understanding these instructions, we recommend that you simply include the web address you wish to share, unlinked, so that other interested visitors can cut & paste the web address into their browser.
To make a link in your comment an active (clickable) link, you need to add html tags to the complete URL (with http://).
Example: If you make the following comment,
and you would like to have the words "this link" be highlighted and lead to another webpage (in this example, www.cnn.com), you will need to add the following code to your comment around the words "this link":
The green words represent the full url. The easiest way to get the full url for a specific web page is to load the specific page into your browser window and cut & paste the address from the browser's address bar into your comment text. Make sure you remember to include the "http://".
If you add the code properly, your entry in the comment field will look like this:
But will appear like this once the comment has been posted:
Your are not limited to just using words like "this link" or the name of the web page linked to, you may also use a web address like this:
Other HTML Tricks for Comments
Two other html "tags" you can use in a comment allow you to bold and italicize words. To make use of the bold and italics tag you surround the word or words you wish to highlight with either for bold or for italics
You are welcome to use these tags to add emphasis to your posts.
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