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XF 1.2 How to shorten URL's in messages

#1
When a member copies and pastes a url in the message body, is there anyway to automatically shorten it so it does not show the entire url?
 

Martok

Well-known member
#2
The easiest and tidiest way of shortening a URL in a message is to use the URL tags e.g.

Code:
[URL='http://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-to-shorten-urls-in-messages.59822/']Shorten URLs?[/URL]
becomes

Shorten URLs?

Easy to do with the link button too, just type the text, select it, click the Link button and in the pop-up box paste in the URL.