[nabs-l] Questions About How To Post Links To A Webpage

Matthew Dierckens matt.dierckens at me.com
Mon Jan 19 19:26:23 UTC 2015

I personally find it easier to first shut off the visual editor for wordpress, and then use HTML for my links, headings, lists, etc.
You can turn off the visual editor for your posts in the profile section of your admin page.
The HTML code for a link is as follows
Open tag
website name (in quotations)
>Text that you want the user to see
End the tag </a>
An example would be
<a href="http://www.twitter.com/username <http://www.twitter.com/username>">Enter text here.</a>
You need to make sure that the URL is in quotations.
Also, Enter text here, would be what the user would see, such as, follow me on twitter, click here to do XYZ.
I put /username at the end of that website as I do not know your user name on twitter, so you would have to do this manually. Same with Facebook.
Hope this was helpful.

God bless. :)
Matthew Dierckens
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> On Jan 19, 2015, at 14:07, Kerri Kosten via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone!!
> I have a question I can't figure out! I write sports for a website
> which is www.wajr.com. It's a radio station's website. In order to
> edit the site, I write my story in word, select it, and copy it to the
> clipboard. Then, I go to wajr.com/admin, log in, select my page, and
> hit edit page. It's your typical web editor.
> Here is the problem. Usually, I just copy and paste my text to the
> website and I'm fine.
> However, I'd like to put links to my twitter and facebook at the end
> of my stories so people can click on the link and follow me or friend
> me on Facebook. This is where I'm running into trouble.
> At the top of the web editor, there is this huge toolbar with 60
> different buttons. Then, there is another area where the text is.
> Apparently, you are supposed to select the text you want to make a
> link, and hit the "link" button on the toolbar and then enter the URL
> you want to link to. However, I can't figure out how to do this with a
> screenreader. If I enter the text area and select something, I have to
> go out of this area to get back to the toolbar to hit the link button
> and the text gets unselected. I tried pasting my hyperlink the
> old-fashioned way by going into the editor, going to the top of the
> text area and just hitting paste. The problem was the formatting
> didn't carry over from word and the hyperlink didn't go over.
> So then, I tried putting a hyperlink in my word document to my Twitter
> and going into the web editor and hitting the paste from word button
> on the toolbar. Well, it pasted my link fine, except it posted it on
> the very very bottom of my page.
> How do I go about putting it at the top?
> Basically, if you want to do more than simply paste text, if you would
> like to say post links or something with a web editor like this with a
> toolbar with the buttons and then the separate text area how do you do
> this?
> I love the "copy from word" button but the stupid editor puts my story
> and my link at the very end of my page and I need the most recent
> story and my link at the top not the bottom!!
> The editor is called Flex CMS. Does anyone have any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Kerri
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