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Here's what you need:
  • Full_Website
  • Shown_Text

You have three ways to make a link:
  1. Use DA's Media toolbar (codefree method):

    1. If you're commenting or editing an artist's description, click on the "+Add Media" button on the bottom of the text field that looks like below, to start the Media toolbar:

      addMedia by craftysorceress

    2. Click on the following Link button in the Media toolbar on top of the page, highlighted in pink below:

      toolbarH by craftysorceress

    3. Type in the Full_Website in the URL box, and Shown_Text in the Title box. Press OK when you're done:

      Url by craftysorceress

    4. It will look like: Shown_Text

  2. OR Type code:

    1. Your template that you type keystroke-by-keystroke is:

      • <u><b><a href="Full_Website">Shown_Text</a></b></u>

      • It will look like: Shown_Text

  3. OR, copying-pasting-deleting code:

    1. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the template below:
    • < u>< b>< a href ="Full_Website">Shown_Text</b></u>
    1. Delete the space after every "< "

    • It will look like: Shown_Text, same result as method #2.


Coding Example:

(Using method #2, typing code)

As an example, if had:
Shown_Text=CraftySorceress's Portfolio

Then, i will type in:

<u><b><a href="">CraftySorceress's Portfolio</a></b></u>

And it will appear like:

CraftySorceress's Portfolio
Here's a quick template to insert links to any DeviantArt text, including Comments and Artist's Comments. Whenever I'm thanking someone for a favorite, I like to use this template.

This is based on HTML, so if you know HTML, this is probably way too simple for you. I posted this as a quick reference for me so I don't haveto retype it every time, and for others that may not know html, but want a normal html effect.

Let me know if you're interested in me making an html link generator you can copy 'n paste.

Update: I'm struggling to show html code on DeviantArt, and I can't seem to find an easy way to do this, shy of posting an image. (But that isn't helpful for copy/pasters)

Update 2: HUGE thanks to :iconneocoolstar: for figuing the above update up. If you want general HTML info, please check out her tutorial here.

Update 3:
  • Simplified the example for ease of understanding.
  • Since I saw many people copy-and-paste the example and fail because of text, I made it clearer in the tutorial that one either has to type in the code manually, or copy and paste some other code, then delete spaces.Hopefully that clears up a ton of confusion.
  • Added the GUI method provided by the Sta.shWriter Media toolbar. This is the easiest, codeless method to do it, but the HTML code method is still worthwhile, with the result looking like a link. 
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RFakonWolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I don't know why... I type the link like this :… just like what you did on the text 

The result always be like this : <da:thumb id="498415873"> 
Moonlightdragon60 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
TheAssholeProphet Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   General Artist
hey I'm following this exactly and what happens is the url inside the code is linking itself leaving the code visible, aka not working :/ I hate deviantart it's coding system sucks ass. No offence personally, just frustrated with this already.
Eqonosp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
PsychedelicLizzie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ArmorSpell Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
VerlangenLotte Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
everytime i try to link a page (i write comics and its is very important to provide before and after links) all it does is put a thumbnail of whatever the link leads to. Then when I publish the deviation its a failed code. I am getting very aggravated with these new interface tweaks and don't know if I will be able to use dA to host my webcomics if a simple function such as linking becomes unusable. 
windwolf55x5 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes I am having the exact same problem, and I have not at all been able to find a solution to this exact problem. It's very frustrating
VerlangenLotte Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I managed to (barely) fix it by opening whatever link I needed in a new tab, then adding a space in a random spot, like before the '.com'. Then I copy that and paste, and remove the space. It doesn't create a link unfortunately but it's allowed me to at least leave a valid URL for viewers to copy & paste.

I am getting really irritated with all of the new unnecessary features :I 
windwolf55x5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually someone told me that all you have to do is when you are editing you hold your mouse over the picture, and where it says link in the corner you click that and it turns it into a link.
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