Tip: Putting links in comments.

Hey darlings. Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I am truly grateful. I found this post by Jen of ‘Nigerianandnatural.com’ blog very useful and thought to reblog it for you all to learn from as well, with her permission of cos. 

Hi guys, I want to share with you guys a super easy tip that will be quite helpful if you need to put links in the comment section of a blog.  You know when you see comments on blogs with links like this- Nigerian and Natural and you wonder how the heck the person did it because you’re stuck leaving your own comments with links like thiswww.nigerianandnatural.com or http://nigerianandnatural.com ?

Well, I’m here to show you how!

Here’s the basic format:

 <a href=”http://nigerianandnatural.com“>Nigerian and Natural</a>

Just copy and paste in the comment you want to post. This will appear as “Nigerian and Natural” when you post the comment and when people click on it, it links back to this blog.

 

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Of course you don’t want to go around posting “Nigerian and Natural” on people’s blogs.

If you were to change that format to something else, here’s what to do.

<a href=”http://nigerianandnatural.com“>Nigerian and Natural</a>

You can only change two parts in this format; the link and the name. (By link, I mean http://nigerianandnatural.com and by name I mean Nigerian and Natural).

Change the part with the link to the link of your choice and then change the part where I wrote Nigerian and Natural to what you want it to appear as.

e.g  <a href=”https://jennyphar.wordpress.com“>Jennifer’s Writings</a> would appear as Jennifer’s Writings and would link to my other blog when clicked on.

 

You can play around with this and change it as you please.

If you want to link to a specific post on a/your website, change the link in the code i.e http://nigerianandnatural.com to the link of the post. Then you can change the Nigerian and Natural to the name of the post if you like.

For example:

<a href=”https://jennyphar.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/cant-think-of-a-title/“>Can’t Think of a Title</a>

This is a link to a post called “Can’t Think of a Title” on my other blog and if you copy and paste it in a comment, after you post it, it will appear as “Can’t Think of a Title”.

 

You can make it appear as whatever you want so play around with it.

E.g I can write “Read my latest post here” in someone’s comment section and for the “here” to link to my latest post, I would write this-

Read my latest post <a href=”http://nigerianandnatural.com/2015/06/23/nitc-11/“>here</a>

 

I can choose to write “I have a post about NITC 11 on my blog too” and for the “NITC 11″ to link to my post, here’s what I would write-

I have a post about <a href=”http://nigerianandnatural.com/2015/06/23/nitc-11/“>NITC 11</a> on my blog too.

Points to note:
  • Whenever you are changing the link in the code to something else, it should always be in http:// or https:// …www is a no no! 
  • It is only after you post the comment that it appears as what you want so don’t worry if it is still showing as a code before you post.
  • Never change any other thing besides the name and the link in the code if not it won’t work.
  • Once you have your basic format, you can save it in your notes for easy access so you can copy and paste it when need be. That’s what I do.
  • It works for both Blogger and WordPress as long as the comments are HTML enabled (almost all are).

There you have it! I hope I have succeeded in explaining properly and that I have not confused you.

So there you have it guys. I’ve tried it myself and it works. Thanks Jen..

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