How to create hyperlinks in your Art.Base listings

Use this quick user guide to increase the number of readers clicking through to your website

Art Announcement from Australia. Published by Art.Base on Friday 24 August 2018.

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When you publish a listing on Art.Base, you have the option to add some special formatting. This formatting includes the ability to turn a website link in to a hyperlink, so that readers can easily click on this to go directly to your website.

The process for creating a hyperlink is pretty easy to learn. If you forget the format, you can see an example when editing your listings, under the long description field.

The hyperlink is composed of two elements, the ‘alternate text’ which users see as a hyperlink, and the actual link to a web page.

To create the hyperlink, you start by typing the alternate text which you’d like users to see. For example ‘read more here’ is a common alternate text. To turn this in to a hyperlink, first put double quotes around this text. EG “read more here”. This text then needs to be followed immediately by a colon. “read more here” therefore becomes read more here.

Next, you then follow the colon with the website URL, starting with the http element.

Note: You can only add special formatting to the long description, not the short description. This is because the short description is used as a summary across the website, and in the email newsletter. The short description needs to be text only, so that it is supported in each context in which it might appear.