One may want one day to make a post with a hyperlink to a YouTube video, but let it appear ONLY as a hyperlink but NOT as a big video player thumbnail image. Can we do that? How?
Never mind the "trying". I see the tags around the link address. Front tag PLAIN in square brackets, end tag with the forward slash PLAIN in square brackets. That's nice. I just need to remember.fresh_42 said:Or PLAIN tags:
Ibix said:This seems to work (it's a Veritasium video):
It seems that if you use the URL tag with the url=whatever opening tag and make the tag contents different from the URL (mine is the URL with a space after it) then you get a URL only.
That looks strange because written is the same internet hyperlink address twice without a space between the two identical addresses. ... looking at that longer, I now also see the two PLAIN tags. I could take another try at this, but maybe later.Ibix said:[Url=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iSNsgj1OCLA]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iSNsgj1OCLA [/url]
Note the space before the [/url].
That is excellent. Only problem now is to remember that.Ibix said:I wrote x . Note that there is no space inside the opening URL tag, but there is a space after the x between the opening tags. It appears that as long as the text between the tags is not identical to the target of the link, you get the text not the thumbnail. If you write x you get a thumbnail (at least if x is a URL pointing to a video).
You don't need the PLAIN tags. I put them into prevent the webpage interpreting the tags - I want to show you the command, not the effect.