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URLs in posts

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Morgain, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I just discovered that when I type a URL on someon'e Profile in a message, it automatically displays as a link. Why not in a forum post?

    It's not awful how it's done in a post. But it's not smooth either.

    1. Paste in the text URL or type target text into the post.
    2. Highlight the text from a source (this typed line or elsewhere)
    3. CTRL+C to Copy
    4. Click button on BBcode bar
    5. Paste the URL text.
    6. Click Insert.

    I think a series of characters starting http or www should automatically be parsed as a URl.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It does.
  3. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

  4. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member


    Then this is a lack of prompt - needs a popup
    "This will display as a link when you post your message."

    I have been solemnly
    copy/ pasting in a URL here in a post,
    highlighting the URL,
    pening the link button,
    pasting in the URL
    Clicking Insert.

    GRRR! It doesn't LOOK like a link when I type it/ paste it in.
    How many others are mislead?
    Not being bolshy but it has been bugging me for a while now so it's not fun to find it was all unnecessary.
  5. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    They look like links to me.
  6. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Not before you actually post they don't.

    So I got the impression that straight text doesn't parse and kept using the Link button constantly and unnecessarily.

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