Hyperlinks in Bio

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    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    I'm a relatively new member here, but am having a great time on the site so far. I would like to link to the hubpages I've created in my profile bio. I'm having a real problem doing this.

    I've seen comments stating that links can be added by selecting text, then clicking the linked chain. The problem is that there is no linked chain icon to begin with (see image: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/411/snabp1.jpg/). Is it perhaps the case that you have to be a member for a certain length of time (say a month or so?) before you can add links to your hubpages in your bio area?

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      sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Go to 'my account' , click on profile add you text and highlight it the chain sign for hyperlinking shows up click on it and enter your URL . o... hope that helps

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        icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        When I highlight text there no chain sign shows up. It does show up when I'm editing my actual hubs, but not in my bio area.

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          sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Are you talking about editing your bio or hub capsules... either way this is the way to do it.
          MY account- profile- edit profile- bio - highlight text - click on chain - enter URL .. no mystery to it...

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          icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Checking out 'new hubbers', I can see any members signed up for less than a month with any links in their bio. It makes me think that it's not possible to add them, maybe brought in an an anti spam measure? I'd have thought that they'd possibly do that for external links, but not links to internal hubs too. I genuinely can't add a link there. Unless i'[m missing something?

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            icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I'm talking about editing my bio. I only mentioned the hub comparison to let you know that I do know what you're talking about when you state to hover over text to add links smile. I can do with with hubs, but not in my bio area. No chain appears.

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              sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I added  a couple of links on the first day I joined this place... if there was a restriction of this kind it would be clearly mentioned in the FAQ section...anyways I have shared with you what I know.. leave the rest to you.. have a great day!

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                icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Yes, but you have been a member for quite some time. It may be that hubpages have brought this in recently as a new measure. I've added a new image, with text highlighted, as you can see there is no link option appearing:
                http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/sfffnap1.jpg/
                Can you think of anything I might be doing wrong here based on what you can see in the image?

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                  KSchaeferposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I was just able to add a link in my bio, and I've been a Hubber for about a day now. The chain link button was grayed out until I highlighted the text that I wanted to turn into a link. Once I highlighted the text, the link button became active.

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                    icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Thanks for reply smile. As you can see from the images I've posted there is no link chain image on the bio area for me. Can you look at both images and see if there's anything I'm doing wrong?

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    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    For anyone interested here in the answer:

    - In order to include links in your profile, you need to be a member for at least 1 week and have at least 2 published Hubs. You can bypass this restriction by associating a Google AdSense account, or by verifying your HubPages account by phone.

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      icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that should read "here is the answer".

    2. KSchaefer profile image60
      KSchaeferposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That would explain why I can include links then....I've associated my AdSense account.

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        icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I hadn't got around to it yet. Mystery solved smile.

 
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