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Relative Hyperlinks Becoming Absolute in Explorer (2 posts)

  1. ctdoyle
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    I seem to be having the opposite problem of almost everyone else on WP. . .I have relative hyperlinks in the Word document that I'm taking my text from. However, if I attempt to paste them into the text of my WP page on Internet Explorer, they're converting to an absolute hyperlink. Using Firefox eliminates this problem, but IE is my primary browser and I'd like to know if there's a way to maintain the text as is regardless of the browser I'm using.

    Thank you!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have relative hyperlinks in the Word document that I'm taking my text from.

    1. Don't paste content from Microsoft Word into WordPress as the pasted text will also contain Word's own formatting. Sooner or later, this formatting will stop your pages from being displayed correctly (if at all) in Internet Explorer. If you cannot possibly manage without Word, paste your text into NotePad (or another text editor) first, then copy from NotePad into WordPress. Or use the inbuilt Paste from Word option in the Visual Editor. Or Windows LiveWriter.

    2. Don't use relative urls in WordPress. Stick to absolute urls only.

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