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How to use Images and Links

An image can be used as a forum background, or in a forum's header, description, or footer. You may place your own Image-links or clickable-Links right into your forum. Additionally, if a forum is configured for it, users may place images and links within their messages. We provide three options to dis/allow HTML in a message's subject, author name, and body.

To use images or make links requires a bit of knowledge of HTML (the language webpages are made of). If you are wishing to link to a certain location, you need to know the destination URL (address) - VoyForum's homepage is at:

http://www.voy.com/.

Images are also located at URLs. To place an image somewhere you must have that image available on "the web" and know the URL directly to the image file. For instance, VoyForums has a logo at

http://www.voy.com/images/logocol.little.gif.

Now for the actual HTML...

  • Forum background image: Just place the URL to your image directly into the option Display Settings -> URL to Background Image - VoyForums handles the rest of the work for you.
  • "Header image" (at the top of your forum): Just like the background, above, but use the option Display Settings -> URL to Header Image instead.
  • Images in custom locations: To place images in your forum's Header, Description, Footer, or within messages, use an <IMG> tag (image tag) placed right within your text, like this:

    <IMG src="http://url_here">

  • Links in custom locations: To make a clickable link, use an <A> tag (anchor tag) anywhere you wish the link to be placed, like:

    <A href="url_here">Click here to visit my URL</A>.

    Please note that you must close the <A> with a closing </A>. (The text "Click here..." can be replaced with any text you wish to be clickable -- you may even place an IMG tag there to have a clickable image.)

  • E-mail links: An e-mail link is just like a normal link, but the URL is different. A URL to send an e-mail looks like:

    mailto:user@address.com.

    Thus, a link to send mail looks something like this:

    <A href="mailto:user@address.com">E-mail me</A>.

Now, if you wished to provide a link to the VoyForums homepage, you would type the following HTML where you wished the link to be:

<A href="http://www.voy.com/">VoyForums Homepage</A>

To put the VoyForums small logo somewhere, you would use:
<IMG border=0 src="http://www.voy.com/images/logocol.little.gif">
(The "border=0" removes the border placed around the image, you can put any number there for the width of the border.)

If you wished, you could have an image be the clickable portion of the link by placing the IMG tag within the Anchor tag like this:

<A href="http://www.voy.com/"><IMG border=0 src="http://www.voy.com/images/logocol.little.gif"></A>

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