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September posting # 16: AO3 question

I can't figure out how to make links in AO3 - anyone have any advice? I wanted to thank my betas by linking to their AO3 names, and I wanted to link to an outside URL "for further info", but could not figure out how to do it. Looking through their FAQs did not yield an answer.


You do this:

[span style="white-space: nowrap;"][a href="http://www.archiveofourown.org/users/*name*/profile"][img alt="[archiveofourown.org profile] " height="16" src="http://archiveofourown.org/favicon.ico" style="vertical-align: bottom; border: 0; padding-right: 1px;" width="16" /][/a][a href="http://www.archiveofourown.org/users/*name*/"][b]*name*[/b][/a][/span]

and replace *name* with the person's name and replace all the brackets ([]) with these guys. (<>)
*Many* thanks; that worked perfectly!

Do you know how to do a link in AO3 to an outside URL, and instead of just having the URL sit there in all its naked glory "cover it up with some text like "click here"?

I tried doing it the way I do in LJ, but that didn't work.

Thanks in advance!
Sure. You would type:

[a href="URL"]click here[a]

where URL is the web address and replace the [] with <>.
Many *many* thanks - that worked perfectly. :-)