Explain how to make hyperlinks on English Language Learners Stack Exchange for me please?
1Also, you can always add another answer to the sandbox post to experiment with formatting. Just ignore the pop-up about how many answers it already has.– ColleenVFeb 2, 2018 at 20:57
For posts, you can just paste the URLs, but sometimes it is nice to have the link be the description instead of the URL.
Bare URL: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/link
Descriptive link with a tool tip: the Merriam-Webster definition of link
Mark-up for the text above:
Bare URL: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/link Descriptive link with a tool tip: [the Merriam-Webster definition of link][definition] [definition]: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/link "an identifier attached to an element (such as an index term) in a system in order to indicate or permit connection with other similarly identified elements; especially : one (such as a hyperlink) in a computer file"
Here is the snippet from the editing help - let me know if you have questions about the text. I learned something new from reading this - the link identifiers in the
 don't have to be numbers!
In most cases, a plain URL will be recognized as such and automatically linked: Visit https://area51.stackexchange.com/ regularly! Use angle brackets to force linking: Have you seen <https://superuser.com>?
Visit https://area51.stackexchange.com/ regularly!
Use angle brackets to force linking: Have you seen https://superuser.com?
To create fancier links, use Markdown: Here's [a link](http://www.example.com/)! And a reference-style link to [a panda]. References don't have to be [numbers][question]. : https://notfound.stackexchange.com/ [question]: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/11481
Here's a link! And a reference-style link to a panda.
References don't have to be numbers.
You can add tooltips to links: Click [here](https://diy.stackexchange.com "this text appears when you mouse over")! This works with [reference links][blog] as well. [blog]: https://stackoverflow.blog/ "click here for updates"
This works with reference links as well.