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Hyperlinks/Hotspots in Articles
Steve Bonney
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What chance of including Hyperlinks, or better still Hotspots linked to Hyperlinks in the 'Articles' feature? So that for instance, I have written a family history article displayed at the bottom of my Home Page so that my members can read the history, and when I mention a person or location, I could put a, say, (A1), at that point, and the member reading could click on it and get a pop-up of a photo of the person or location etc. It must be possible, because it's feature of so many Websites.

 

SB

Steve Bonney
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RE: Hyperlinks/Hotspots in Articles
Noam
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Hi Steve,

 

Thank you for your suggestion.

I will forward it to our Development Team -

we often make improvements according to users' suggestions. 

 

Regards,

Noam \ MyHeritage Team

Noam
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RE: Hyperlinks/Hotspots in Articles [2]
Steve Bonney
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Noam, You can actually do as I suggested.Laughing

It just took a bit of working out, but thanks for looking into things.

 

SteveB

Steve Bonney
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RE: Hyperlinks/Hotspots in Articles [3]
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes
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Steve, I would be interested to see how you did it.  If you get a chance, would you explain how you put in the link?

Jack

Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes
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RE: Hyperlinks/Hotspots in Articles [4]
Steve Bonney
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Jack, hello there. The facility for inserting Links has been there all along, it was just a late-night session which frustrated me that prompted the original question. Anyhow, I'm writing a Family History Story using the 'Activities' section of the MyHeritage board. From there I've created a 'News Article' (which appears at the bottom of my Home Page, and which is updated after every Edit), and what I wanted to do within the story was to link to Photographs/Scanned Documents that I had placed in a specially-created photo album in Photos/Videos section. So that, for instance, when I mentioned a person or place, I could place beside that person/place a Link which would open a relevant photo etc. The first problem I encountered was that I had to keep swapping pages to get to the Links. So to overcome this (initially), what I'd do was open My Heritage twice, so that you've got your Article open ready for editing, and also your Photo Album to copy the Links. You can keep both 'Windows' open by using the middle icon in the top-right of your page. First, if you intend inserting a lot of Links, you'll have to decide what sort of 'Numbering or Lettering' system you'll use. I'm using (1), (2), (3), etc. At the point in the story where I want to insert a Link, I type (1). I then highlight this by dragging my mouse across it while holding down 'Left-click' button. At this point the 'Link' icon will become 'solid' along the Icon row. It's the sixth one along and looks like a chain-link. Press this and a pop-up will appear. I then choose from the pop-up drop-down menu 'Open In A New Page'. Now we need the Link URL from the photo (which is why two pages are better open, at least for now). Go to the photo you want to Link to, and in the bottom right-hand side of the page it says 'Link to this Photo - Show'. Click 'Show' and the URL Link will appear already highlighted. Hover your mouse cursor above the Link and using the 'Right-Click' button choose 'Copy' to copy the URL. Now, go back to your other page and place the URL in the blank-section of the Pop-up by 'Left-Clicking' the mouse, and then press 'Insert'. To test the Link, I would now 'Save' my 'Article', and then go to the Home Page, where the number etc should appear in the Story, and when clicked-on, should produce a separate-page pop-up of the photo etc that I had linked to. Once you've done one successful Link, and you've got a Pop-up photo etc, in the right corner of that page it says, Go To Album. So from there, you can go to any photo that is in the Album to get the URL Link Code, so that you can do it all by only having one My Heritage open rather than two.

Sorry it's so long-winded, Jack. I'm sure others can explain it more simply (hopefully they'll see this and help!). If anything isn't clear enough, please ask again and I'll try to explain it differently.

 

Good luck,

 

Steve

 

Steve Bonney
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RE: Hyperlinks/Hotspots in Articles [5]
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes
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Brilliant!  Quite well explained. Thank you very much.
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes
Aiken, SC
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