How to make a simple HTML link

There is just a little bit of code to make a clickable link. It's only about fifteen keystrokes, and it's a good trick to know.

<a href=""> </a>
Within the quotation marks, put the full URL starting with http://

and then between the bracket and the closing command, put either the same url (if you want it to look that way) or words, or a photo

It can go right in the middle of text like this: <a href="URL GOES HERE">the URL again, or other words, or an image </a> and more text in your post...

EXAMPLES, first with the code and then with what it looks like when it works:

With a URL: <a href="http://thinkingsticks.blogspot.com">http://thinkingsticks.blogspot.com</a> blah blah continued


With a URL: http://thinkingsticks.blogspot.com blah blah continued



With words: <a href="http://thinkingsticks.blogspot.com">Topics Blog</a> blah blah continued


With words: Topics Blog blah blah continued



With an image: <a href="http://thinkingsticks.blogspot.com"><IMG SRC="http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/SandraDodd/keith/kub/th_kub1.jpg"></a> blah blah continued


With an image: blah blah continued