Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to put a Hyperlink in your TpT Product Description {Tried it Tuesday}



Hopefully today I am going to share something with you that you can use to promote more of your Teachers Pay Teachers products ON TpT!

I had seen hyperlinks in other sellers descriptions of their TpT products, either to their blog or to other TpT products that might have the same theme.  I was always wondering how to do this, I googled it but couldn't really find a definite help, so I just tried this, and it worked!

It's very simple.  The short of it is: if you know how to put a link back to your blog in a comment you leave on a blog post, then you know how to make a hyperlink for TpT, too!  (Hooray!)

It's the same HTML code, and you just insert it right into the TpT product description.

Here is the code:  <a href="http://HERE IS THE HTTP ADDRESS FOR YOUR PRODUCT" target="_blank">HERE IS THE NAME OF YOUR PRODUCT</a><br />

But, if you are like me, you'd like instructions on how to do this with pictures.  So, here you go friends!!

I recently posted some new background papers that I made, and I wanted to link the other clipart and background papers that Stacia had made to these papers, as well, so people would see we have more options for clipart.  So, here is how I linked them.

First, I uploaded my product and wrote the description.


I went into my blog and started a new post (don't worry, you can delete it later or save it if you plan on linking up to another product).


I know that I could just put the code straight into the TpT description, but HTML code is a little scary to me so I'd rather type it all out and then link it up so I know it's right!!


So, I am finished typing everything in COMPOSE and everything is linked.  Now I switch to HTML in the blog post.

(Yikes, scary code!!  It's ok!!  It's not so bad!)

You may not have that code for a signature there so it may make it easier.  If you do have a signature code here, you can see where I hit enter so it says <br /> for break (I think) so I knew once I got to that, I should stop highlighting!

Now the fun part!  Paste it into your TpT description!!


Whoop whoop!  It's pasted!!!  Cha-ching!

Finish typing anything else you want it to say in the description underneath the links (perhaps link your blog, etc.)!

Once you've done that, click submit (and wait for it all to load), and you are done!


If you need proof that it worked, CLICK HERE to see this very product with the links!!  I promise, it worked!!

We are linking this up with Holly for Tried it Tuesday!  Please check back at her blog for more amazing ideas that have been tried!

I hope you found this helpful!  If you have any questions, please let me know!!  Maybe soon I'll graduate to a video tutorial (haha- big maybe!)!!
Amanda

***P.S.- This is Stacia- I am SOOOOO PROUD of Amanda for figuring out all of this!!! She taught me how to do it, and it worked awesome! YAY!!!!!  :)

39 comments:

  1. Oh sweet Jesus this is EXACTLY what I need!!! Bless your soul! I'm about to go try it right now! Ahh.. so excited!!

    Thanks a TON!

    Mandy
    The 4th Grade Journey

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  2. That is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing AND for figuring it all out!!!:)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing, and for the step by step!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  4. Fantastic :) Now, can I ask something else? Is your signature permanently attached to every post you open? Or do you add it every time? If it's permanently attached how did you do that? Cause it's a nuisance having to add mine every time and I would love to not have to remember to do it :)

    Lynn

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  5. This is awesome. Thanks for taking the time to make a post like this. It is sooo apprecicated.

    Matt
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

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  6. Thanks for taking the time to figure all of this out and share it! HTML code still makes me a little nervous, but I can totally click and cut and paste. Thank you!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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  7. That's a great idea to do it in blogger- I never thought of that!! I have just been using my link-back code and changing the address, etc... but this seems easier!
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey


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  8. Thank you so much! I appreciate tutorials like you wouldn't believe. Especially differentiated ones!

    -Maria
    Everyone deServes to Learn

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  9. Thanks for posting girls!! We were just talking about how we needed something like this!!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  10. Thanks for the details! I just figured this out last week...I've got my blogged linked in my TpT store description. I have to get moving on links within the product descriptions.

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  11. Funny to see this now... it is what I've been working on doing all evening!! :) Glad to see I'm not off the mark with what I've done!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Erin
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

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  12. Oh my word! So much easier than trying to mess with code! Smart, ladies...well played :)
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  13. I just learned how to do this a few weeks ago too, but I like the idea of typing in Blogger...much easier! You're brilliant! Thanks for the detailed explanation-I'm a visual learner too!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  14. Brilliant shortcut! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I wanted to do this for the landforms activities I have. I tried to figure it out on my own and couldn't.

    I giggled at the "Cha-ching." Every time I hear that I get excited! :)

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  16. Yay! Thanks so much for sharing this super visual tutorial! I finally figured out how to add links but I like the idea of trying it out through blogger! I'll post the next one your way for sure!

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  17. You were right! This "Tried It" was a lot of work!! This is so helpful and I am so grateful that you shared the steps in such an easy to follow format. You guys are the best:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  18. Thank you gals so very much! HTML is some scary stuff! Never thought about using blogger to tackle it. Way to stick it to HTML! Awesome awesome tip. I'm sure I will be using it lots!
    Once again THANK YOU!
    Deirdre
    A Burst of First

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  19. Thank you for making is so simple!!

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  20. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!

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  22. This is SO AWESOME!! I have been looking EVERYWHERE for this!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
    Suzie Cook
    CookingInSecond

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  23. YAY!!!!! Thank you SO much! I was just pulling my HAIR out because I couldn't get this to work, even though I use hypertext links all the time in my blog posts & when commenting online. Your little work around is DA BOMB!

    And no, to answer the obvious question, my students don't realize JUST how cool I am with my lingo! ;-)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you ... and merci!

    Mme Aiello @ Teaching FSL

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  24. Thank you so much! You explained it in such an easy way. And I had the same problem as you - I kept searching and searching but couldn't find how to do this...until I found this post!
    Thanks again,
    Katie
    LivingtheFirstGradeDream

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  25. Thank you!!!! I've been meaning to do this but didn't know how! You gals rocks!

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  27. Thank you for explaining the post in this brilliant way, it really help me out in my work Product description

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  28. This is brilliant! Thank you so much! I'm going to try it now. This will make me independent with a very daunting task instead of relying on my husband to help me with the tech side. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge! Emily

    The Speech Path for Kids

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  29. Thank you so much for this VERY helpful post!

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  30. Thank you for share this informative post.

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  31. Awesome idea. Can save this blog post as a private one and store all my html code links on it. Fantastic work. THANKS!

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  32. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made this so easy!

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  33. WooHoo! I've been trying to figure out how to do this, and the TPT help wasn't working. I just grabbed your button for my blog and can't wait to read more of your posts.

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  35. Instead of linking to a specific item, do you think the same HTML code would work if you linked it directly to your TPT store?

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  36. You are awesome! Your tutorial worked perfectly! Thank you so much!
    Yay!

    -Lori Kaus

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  37. Thank you SO much for posting this super helpful how-to! I'm just starting out on TpT and this is EXACTLY what I needed!

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