Creating links and clickable images - a step by step guide for beginners

So how’d you like to make a link like this one? Well just follow the instructions below and we’ll have you linking from your journals, forums and main page.

1) Copy the URL of the site/destination you want people to go to.
2) Ok, type a link title. i.e. “Here” “this” “My Book” etc.
3) Next, type a quotation mark (“) at both the beginning and the end of your link title.
4) Then type a colon (:) after the last quotation mark (“).
5) Lastly, paste the URL after the colon (:)

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How would you like to post a pic in a forum, journal or your main page? Follow the instructions below and you be posting pics in no time.

1) Right click on the desired photo and go to properties.
2) Copy the URL for the photo.
3) In the location you want, paste the URL in between two exclamation points (!) making sure that there aren’t any spaces between the exclamation points and the URL.
4) Hit post, done, save or whatever is on the page and you’re done.

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Now what we’re going to do is make that image you just posted into a clickable image. Basically were going to combine steps from the first two explanations above.

1) Right click on the desired photo and go to properties.
2) Copy the URL for the photo.
3) In the location you want, paste the URL in between two exclamation points (!) making sure that there aren’t any spaces between the exclamation points and the URL.
4) Copy the URL of the site/destination you want people to go to.
5) Next, type a quotation mark (“) at both the beginning and the end of your first URL, outside of the exclamation points (!).
6) Then type a colon (:) after the last quotation mark (“).
7) Lastly, paste the URL after the colon (:)

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##Creating a zoomable thumbnail in your description

To create a zoomable thumbnail, you just need to follow the instructions above, but on step 4, you need to link to an image URL instead of a link. To find an image url, you simply right click (or ctrl click) on the image and you'll see an option to copy the image url. Your image url will end in .jpg.

To get the best out of this feature, you'll want to make sure your thumbnail image is reasonably small and sits neatly in your description. Here's an example of how it might look:

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In this case, we've uploaded the images showing the creation of the work to Redbubble but have hidden them from public view, then we've taken the link format from the images in the hidden view and have used that for our thumbnails. You'll see from the format below, the thumbnails are 135x135 which is the same size as the image thumbnails on your portfolio pages. The larger images are 800x800 which is taken from the main image on the (hidden) work detail page. The 't' represents a cropped images and the 'f' denotes an uncropped image.

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