I have a forum that uses bbc code and one day I had decided to make a page that required the user to be able to jump from section to section on that page. Here is the page Computer terms A-Z. I knew that I needed to use the anchor tag in conjunction with the iurl tag, however I couldn’t find an understandable explanation on the internet.
As I have a Simple Machines Forum, I needed instructions specific to that forum script. Some other forums use different tags like [aname] instead of [anchor] and [anchorlink] instead of [iurl]. I had to actually view the bbc code that my forum used to see which tags suited me. I found all the bbc code tags that my forum used in the admin section of the control panel.
How to write a link to jump to an anchor on the same page in bbc code
First you must create an anchor. A perfect example is when you press on a letter of the alphabet to take you to that corresponding section.
[anchor=A]A Section[/anchor] In this example A is the anchor that is labeling A section.
[anchor=B]B Section[/anchor] In this example B is the anchor that is labeling B section.
So therefore when you type [iurl=#A]Click here to jump to A section[/iurl] you will be taken to anchor A which will jump you to the A section.
How to write a link to jump to an anchor in html
First you must create an anchor. In this example A is the anchor that is labeling A section.
So therefore when you type <a href="#A">Click here to skip to the A section</a>
You will be taken to A section if you click on Click here to skip to the A section
If you want to link to an anchor on another page then you will need to:
- Know the URL of the page
- Know the anchor you want on that page
So if the url was http://www.tips4pc.com and it had the #A anchor on it then you would type:
<a href=”http://www.tips4pc.com#A”>Click here to skip to the A section</a>
Now that would take you to http://www.tips4pc.com and look for an anchor A.
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See this article What is BBC code and how do you write BBC code in a forum post? for more details about BBC code.