As we were testing the process of leaving links in the comment section, we made the discovery that, if you simply paste the URL into the comment, it's treated as text and isn't clickable. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make a clickable link under the Blogger platform (the one we're using now) and also how to make a signature block for your comments on the Blogger platform so people can visit you at your blog.
This is the format of the link:
<a href="URL of your post">LINK</a>
When you want to add your link in a comment to one of the daily letter posts, do this:
- Copy the line above. You might want to put it in a Notepad file, because you're going to use it frequently during the Challenge.
- Paste the line into a new comment.
- Copy the address (the URL) from the address bar for your latest post. Be sure to open it in a new tab or window; you don't want to lose the line of code you pasted in the comment.
- Delete the words URL of your post from the line you pasted into the comment. Then, paste the URL of your post between the quotes.
- Optional but highly recommended: Change the word LINK to the title of your post or some other text letting us know what it is.
- Post the comment by clicking the Publish button.
If you've done everything correctly, your link should look similar to this:
And your comment should look like this:
Go ahead and click on it; it'll take you to my first A to Z Challenge post from last year.
Many users, particularly Blogger ones, add a "signature" with their name and a link to their blog at the end of the post. Here's what mine looks like:
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Here is the code to do that:
*your name*<br />
<a href="*your blog's URL*">*your blog's name*</a>
I'll have a video that demonstrates all of this shortly. Stay tuned!
Feel free to practice below using these templates for the link to your post and your signature. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.