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I've seen in other forum software ways to post shortcuts to other topics/posts. For example, Instead of inserting the entire URL, you would just use a short code like "topic:2243" , and it would automatically populate with the text "Topic: The title of the topic" and it would be hyperlinked. Does phpBB do this, and if not, do extensions exist?

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timelessbeing wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:11 am
Does phpBB do this
No
timelessbeing wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:11 am
and if not, do extensions exist?
Not that I have seen
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david63 wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:20 am
Not that I have seen
Hi
On the dmzx forum there is this system but I do not know the name of this extension.
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Sorry for my bad English, I use a translator...
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timelessbeing wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:11 am
do extensions exist?
Not a phpBB extension but many of my board members use Create Link - Chrome Web Store or the Firefox addon Make Link (I don't use Firefox, so the actual addon name may have changed).

Generally details about these extensions/add-ons get posted somewhere on the board as 'useful tips, pro tips, etc.' To use it, while reading a topic (or post), you select some text, i.e. the topic title, right click, select Create link and then select the BBCode URL format, which I've coded as

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[url=%url%]%text%[/url]
, then paste it. It is way simpler than it sounds, I can do it much faster than it took to type the instructions. :lol:
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@andares
That looks promising. Thank you.
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@PI
but is custom bbcode smart enough to retrieve the topic title?
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It should be. just test it. Install the Ext for chrome and do it as mentioned here:
viewtopic.php?p=15661351#p15661351
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timelessbeing wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:59 am
@PI
but is custom bbcode smart enough to retrieve the topic title?
I just used it to reference your post and it gives me phpBB • topic shortcuts
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oh . I don't want a solution that depends on browser extensions. It has to be server side only.
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May try that instead:
https://github.com/Mar-tin-G
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Thanks Viola, that will be useful for making the links appear 'friendly'
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none of these extensions provide url shortcuts like I'm looking for.

- I checked the dmzx forum, and he doesn't have it either.
- 'prime links' only seems to add formatting.
- 'Local URL To Text' is good for replacing the text (however it doesn't work for forum sections for some reason)
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how come in this post, you only entered viewtopic.php?p... , without the domain, and it was hyperlinked. Is that an extension too?
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