Links not working in text boxes

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I've been working in a text box, trying to link events to their web page but some will link and some won't. It's weird - I will do all the appropriate linking steps then save it but when I go to preview mode, it doesn't link over. So, I go back and do it all again and the link is gone , I put it back and save and again link is gone. I feel like I'm in a bad episode of ground hog day. lol. It's happening on my main blog page: http://www.masonmetu.com under July 4th Happenings.
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Kristin

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Nathan, Champion

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Hi Kristin

Can you confirm that these are the steps that you took to link to a page on your site:


1. Highlight the text that you want to be a link

2. Click on the link icon

3. Select the first option ("Page in this site")



4. In the drop down menu, select the page you want the link to go to.

5. Click on "OK"

6. Save your page

7. Click on Preview





Did you do those steps?

And, can you tell me what browser (and version of the browser) you're using?

I hope this helps. If it doesn't work still, please let me know.

Nathan
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Kristin, 

The links I tested on your post were all working but there were a lot so I didn't check them all.

I checked your source code and it looks like you may have possibly copy and pasted some of your text into your blog page. When you copy and paste rich text directly onto your site, this brings along a lot of unwanted formatting that is not web friendly and can easily break your page. It can also cause your site to show up inconsistently in different browsers. To avoid display and loading issues, the best alternative is to paste your text into NotePad or another plain text editor, and then paste it as plain text onto your Yola page. You can then use the Yola text editor to format your text as desired.

You can also use this Text Editor to format and spell check your text and strip out MS Word code. It will generate valid markup which you can safely paste into the Yola Sitebuilder.

Please let us know if this does not resolve the problem for you.

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Kristin

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Hi Nathan & Laura, yes I do follow the steps for linking. Nathan, this was for an external link. It was only happening on my main blog page in the text box that I made for July 4 Happenings.

Laura, not all the links were working there in that particular text box (I know there were a lot - lol). What happened, I would link to the external link then I would save and go to preview then the link would not work - only some of these links would work. On this particular text box I wrote all the text within the site but I did copy the URL link directly from the top status bar and did not put that into notepad to strip it down. Maybe that has an effect. I have worked hard to eliminate copying directly to my blog since I found out a year or so ago that it's not good to copy directly so any new text that I copy or write in MS word, I always put into notepad to strip it down. I think some of the old text may still have those issues though and some of my very old blog posts - I have so much content that I tried to correct some of it but I probably did not get to all of it.

Well, I will try again today to see if I can link again. Maybe I will have success. Thanks for trying to help me out.
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Francois, Employee

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Hi Kristin,

Please keep us posted and don't hesitate to let us know if you're having further problems.
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Kristin

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Weird, so just now I went back in and linked the external pages that didn't link last night and now they are working. Not sure why they didn't work last night but at least it's ok now. Thanks everyone.
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No problem, if you have any more problems, feel free to ask us.