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Linking in Journals by GirlWithAHat Linking in Journals by GirlWithAHat
Just a short tutorial showing the mistakes I know you can make when trying to link in a journal. If there is anything I forgot to include, please tell me. ;)

FAQ #81: How can I make links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

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For a way more awesome tutorial including everything you need to know, look at the thumb below.
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boregarde Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
thanks for the short version
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is this still accurate? Glad I could help! :-)
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vivsters Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a question... every time i try to include an image, when i put the URL in, it just turns into one of those [link] things...
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm... We're talking about journals, right? And you're not using CSS, so that can't be the problem.
Are you sure you're using it right? Your code should look like this: <img src="Image URL address" alt="Name of Image" /> and you should be sure that you have not deleted a space or ".
Maybe, if you can't get it to work, you could show me what you wrote and I'll try to find the mistake.
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vivsters Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm i tried it again here: [link] at the very bottom line, still shows up like this: <img src="[link]" alt="Abstract Space"/> Abstract Space, color pencil (grovejustin): color pencil - [link] Digital - [link]

this is the coding (without the spaces after http and after ://): <img src="http :// th09.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2010/192/1/0/Abstract_Space_by_vivsters.jpg" alt="Abstract Space"/>
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that's easy. For some reason the code is wrong in my comment as well and you're missing an important part. Just go here: FAQ #81: How can I make links to other deviants, deviations, or websites? and copy the image linking code. You have to enter two URL addresses, that's important. One for the website you got the image from and one for the image itself.
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vivsters Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is what i did (without the *):

<*a href="*http*://vivsters.deviantart.com/art/Abstract-Space-170982547"><*img src="*http*://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2010/192/1/0/Abstract_Space_by_vivsters.jpg" alt="Abstract Space" />

and it's still the same =( don't know why... [link]
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hm, then I don't know. Admittedly, I'm not exactly sure this could work. Premium Members can just show thumbs of dA works they want to present in their journals, giving almost the same opportunity to normal members wouldn't be very efficient, would it?
The FAQ don't say whether image linking works for non-subscribers, but maybe that's the case...
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vivsters Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i see... so it only works for premium members, right?
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It certainly looks like it. Sorry I didn't tell you earlier, I wasn't sure anymore.
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