How to Embed URLs

By Matthew Fortuna

The language of computers and word processing is a confusing one that is understood by ranks of computer engineers and website specialists. The words that you see printed on your favorite websites can often be far different than the actual text and hypertext markup language (HTML) that goes into making that page. Among the HTML codes that are often used are ones that make website links appear as highlighted and underlined words, instead of long web addresses. These addresses, known as Uniform Resource Locators (URL), can be hyperlinked on your web pages through a standard code.

Step 1

Type a left bracket followed by the letters "URL" and an equals sign. It should look like this: [URL=

Step 2

Copy and paste the full URL of your link directly after the text from the last step. Be sure not to leave any spaces, and include the website's "http://". It should look like this: [URL=

Step 3

Follow the full website with a right bracket.It should look like this: [URL=]

Step 4

Follow the bracket with the words that you would like to appear on your website's hyperlink.It should look like this: [URL=]My WebsiteThe word's "My Website" will appear as the link for guests to click on.

Step 5

Follow that text with "[/URL]".Your final URL embed code will look like this: [URL=]My Website[/URL]

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