How to link to a profile from within the G2G? Answered, thank you. [closed]

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Thank you to T. Stanton for the answer to this Help, please.

" link in G2G, 1/ type the name; 2/ go to our source profile and copy the URL address from your browser window; 3/ go back to the g2g question, highlight the name with your cursor, then 4/ click the chain link symbol above the box you are typing in, that will bring up a box where you can then paste the URL you had copied. That will then link the name to the profile and underline the name to show there is a link."

closed with the note: An appreciation to T. Stanton, for the easy to follow instructions.
in The Tree House by Living Britain G2G6 Mach 2 (25.3k points)
closed by Living Britain
Hey B. Small tip: you can also close the question by clicking on the 'close' link at the bottom row.
Thank you, Michel.  I noticed a lot of people, not just me, don't know how to do this linking.  So I think I'll leave this post up for a while.
Closing the post means it get the note closed. It will remain visible in G2G forever. It just means that others do not have to go in thinking this is a question that needs answering.
Thank you, Michel.  I'll close it.

1 Answer

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That works as a one-way link, and is great if you want to mention more than one person in the text of the question.  

There is another way that works as a two-way link, so that anyone who visits a profile can see G2G discussions about that profile or that person.  

"Connecting to a profile is done with the WikiTree ID. Including it means the question will be linked from the profile and appear in activity feeds for those watching it."

There is a field at the bottom of questions for the Wiki ID.  This is just the surname-number, such as mine Smith-123128.  The system does the rest.

by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (223k points)

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