Why is a hyperlink in my shop page not clickable?

Discussion in 'Shapeways Shops' started by Oskar_van_Deventer, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Oskar_van_Deventer
    Oskar_van_Deventer Well-Known Member
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010
  3. gibell
    gibell Well-Known Member
    I guess this means I will have to join Facebook at last ... :cool:
  4. Oskar_van_Deventer
    Oskar_van_Deventer Well-Known Member
    Thank you for your suggestion, but IT DOES NOT WORK ON THE SHOP DESCRIPTION PAGE!!!
    See my failed attempt below.

    Am I doing something whrong, or have I discovered a new "feature"?


    No proper hyperlinks on Shop page.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  5. It seems weird to me that the link to your YouTube page can be clicked (even if it doesn't show the text you want to), but the Facebook link can't. I just tried editing an HTML link (<a href="">) into my shop, but that didn't work either. So if neither forum code nor HTML work in the description box, then such links are probably not possible at this point.
    Something for the web crew to look at. ;)

  6. TomZ
    TomZ New Member
    It is possible to copy and paste formatted text in to the extended description field. I could just copy the text from your original post in to my shop description without any problems and the links remained clickable:

    copied link.PNG
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  7. Oskar_van_Deventer
    Oskar_van_Deventer Well-Known Member
    Wow Tom,

    Thank you, that works. What an unexpected but effective solution!


    Hyperlink problem solved.jpg
  8. barrys
    barrys Shapeways Employee Dev Team
    Hi Oskar,

    Tom was right, if you copy the link from any other source it remains.

    Originally the shop description did not support hyperlinks. We hope to support hyperlinks through the edit menu on the shop page soon.

  9. woody64
    woody64 Well-Known Member
    You can even do more. If you edit a shop description in an external html editor and copy the result in the shop description you can do a lot more things (using different fonts, sizes, .... - I think all what html offers)

    Needed also some days for me to catch that.

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010