There are some sites I would like to link to and they've given me a HTML source code to use. Now it says "copy the following code and paste it into the HTML for your web page". I hope I don't sound stupid, but if I'm writing a hub where is the HTML for my hub?
The way HubPages works, you don't ever have access to the source coding. Those sites are presuming you have your own web site, not using something like HubPages.
If it's just a regular link, I suggest you just use a link capsule. Most affiliate links and trackers contain HTML that is outside of what is allowed in a text capsule, so what you want to paste may not even work on this site at all.
If you'll look on this hub
http://hubpages.com/hub/Frugal_Gardenin … _From_Seed
you'll see how I've gotten around that. Look at the Park Seed picture and link. I broke the link up into the image html and the text html, and used an image capsule and a link capsule one on top of the other.
The link you have will have a lot of code in it. Look for the site name, which starts with http://. Copy and paste that into a link capsule, and add whatever text you want. If it's an affiliate link, be sure you put the entire link in it with the affiliate code. The image will start with an <img link code, and then the image location, which also starts with http://. Copy that entire code and put it into a picture capsule.
As you can see, I moved both my capsules to the right and put the picture capsule over the text capsule.
If there isn't a picture, just copy the http:// address, and then see what their text is (right before the </a>). Put the address into a link capsule and put the text into the link text box.
Simple, right? There are ways around almost everything.
Thank you very much dafla, I think I understand what to do now. I will try it and see how it works out.
Thank you everyone else for your responses.
by Thomas Dowling9 months ago
I give! I've searched the first 3 or 4 pages of "Getting Help" Forum and I've read the entire Link's Capsule section in the Learning Center (http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/using-hubtool). That Hub, by the...
by Mazlan6 years ago
Hi, I just joined 3days ago and in the mist of writing my first hub. I tried to insert the HTML code (for my amazon affiliate link)in my main text but it does not work. I have to confess that I have not read all the...
by Brandon Hart4 years ago
I like to add in-text links when I'm talking about certain products as I not only think they are some of the most effective, but also some of the most helpful. What I don't understand is why there is a limit of 2...
by Fay Favored3 years ago
Since I don't have an affiliate to Amazon or adsense why does the violation list that I have too many of these? What is the difference between the two?I thought that you could have one amazon link per 50...
by Mark Ewbie2 years ago
It would be nice to add links to merchandise from HubPages articles - same as the Amazon capsule.
by Will Apse16 months ago
I am seeing the kind of traffic I used to get a few years ago after pages have been moved to niche sites but I'm getting a fraction of the Amazon income. There are a lot of factors involved but a main suspect for a...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.