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HTML markup for hyperlink in public form

  • 15 September 2021
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Hey folks,

 

I’m trying to include a hyperlink in my start form, but can’t get the HTML to work right.

 

I used the following HTML format for the text: <a href="https://www.w3schools.com/">Visit W3Schools.com!</a>

 

It looks great on the build page: 

A hyperlink with clean text​​​​

But on the public form it shows the HTML markup:
 

A non-hyperlink showing all the HTML text

 

Is there a way to get the markup to stay hidden on the public form?

 

I don’t use HTML markup a lot, so maybe this isn’t even the right format for me to use. 

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Best answer by genietim 16 September 2021, 11:20

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Hi Sarah

For this you must use Fixed filed for this:

In the description you will write down you url between ( )

 

In your case:

Text about description 

(https://www.w3schools.com/)

 

I hope that I helped you.

 

Ezequiel Souza

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Hi @Ezequiel Souza,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

Either I did it wrong, or that’s not what I want. 

 

When I followed your instructions with a statement field, it just ended up looking like this: 
 

And the URL wasn’t clickable.

 

I’d like to be able to include a hyperlink with plain text rather than having people see the URL.

 

Is there a way to have the URL hidden behind a clickable link with regular words?

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Hi Sarah

Look at my public form:

I used as you mentioned and my link is clickable (blue)

 

Or I understood wrong?

 

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Hmm. You definitely found the answer I’m looking for @Ezequiel Souza . I just don’t know how to recreate it. :frowning2:

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What am I missing?

 

 

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Hi Sarah

You need to add a new Fixed Field into form (the 3rd option)

 

In the configuration in the Title you must write: Visit W3school.com!

 

In the description you must write:

[Visit W3school.com!]

(https://www.w3school.com)

 

And voilá!

 

I hope helped you

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Thank you @Ezequiel Souza . I think I’m using the correct field. The 3rd option for me is a “Statement field”. I assume that’s the English version of the Texto fixo. But it’s not working the same way as yours is.

 

 

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Hi Sarah

Is the correct object (Statement)

Could you share the configuration from Statement, please?

 

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This is what it looks like on my end:

 

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This preview is not so preview as expected.

Close this and look at the Public Form

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I believe the issue of @Sarah Lane is that you have a space between the closing “]” and the opening “(“.

The link should be

[Visit W3Schools](https://www.w3schools.com)

and not

[Visit W3Schools] (https://www.w3schools.com)

What you are using here is called Markdown, by the way.

See also the following screenshot:

Wrong (not rendered) and correct (rendered) Markdown link

 

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Ah! Thank you @genietim . I did have an extra space in there.

And now it works! Thank you both so much @Ezequiel Souza and @genietim!

Have a great day. 

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