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Note from Administrator: The information in this thread is for the old domain and/or phpp forum software. It is no longer valid for the present program (Invision Power Board).

Sometimes you may want to refer to a particular post within a thread. You do this by finding out the post number, which I will refer to as "*" in the following example. You can find the post number by hovering over either edit or quote icon on the on the post you wish to link to and looking at the number which appears in the information line at the bottom left of your screen. You will see something like:

http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Objectivism/nfphpbb/viewtopic.php?p=****&highlight=#****

Substitute the asterisks in the above with the post number. A fairly painless way to get most of the url is to copy what is in the address bar at the top of your browser and edit it after the question mark. Once you have the url you can link to it by highlighting it and clicking the url button or manually type the open and close url tags ( )

Here is an example:

http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Obj...;highlight=#674

and here is the code:

[url]http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Objectivism/nfphpbb/viewtopic.php?p=674&highlight=#674[/url]

Kat

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Here is an easy way to find the number of the post you wish to use.

There is a "quote" button at the top. If you click it, you get the number at the end of the URL. For example, when I click the "quote" button in Kat's post above, I get the following URL:

http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Objectivism/nfphpbb/posting.php?mode=quote&p=3070

So her post is No. 3070

You don't need to edit or use anything in her post, so you can then click the "Back" button of the browser (usually in the top left hand corner).

Then you take the magic formula:

http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Objectivism/nfphpbb/viewtopic.php?p=****&highlight=#****

Insert the number 3070 in both places where there are four asterikses, and it will look like the following:

http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Objectivism/nfphpbb/viewtopic.php?p=3070&highlight=#3070

Now I will add the "url" command to it (BBCode - you select the whole thing and click the "url" button) and get the link. It should take you directly to Kat's post above this one.

http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Obj...highlight=#3070

Or you do that nifty little thing where you add all that stuff to an "=" sign in the first url command around a word. For example:

Kat's Post

I select it and click on the "url" button, so it looks like the following:

[url]Kat's Post[/url]

The I add the "=" sign

[url=]Kat's Post[/url]

and then I add the post's url itself right after the "=" sign so it looks like the following:

[url=http://wheelerdesignworks.netfirms.com/Objectivism/nfphpbb/viewtopic.php?p=3070&highlight=#3070]Kat's Post[/url]

All that's in the "Message Body" field. When you click "Preview" or "Submit" it will look like the following and will take you to Kat's post:

Kat's Post

Michael

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  • 3 months later...

This tech support issue applies to our old forum software phpbb so I am unpinning it. FYI, sticky topics are now called pinned by our new software IPB.

When we have documentation on how to link to a post in IPB we will post it here or add it to the help files.

Kat

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