How to Make a Link Clickable on IMDb

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How to Make a Link Clickable on IMDb
Making a link clickable lets you direct readers to other sources. (mouse click image by Akhilesh Sharma from

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) Web page includes a series of message boards, which allow readers to share their thoughts on movies that have already been released as well as on upcoming films. Unfortunately, those message boards don't allow you to use full HTML code for changing your text. However, there is still a way to make a link clickable if you want to link to another source while discussing a movie. Rather than using HTML, you only need to use a simplified code provided by IMDb.

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  1. 1

    Navigate your Web browser to the specific IMDb forum where you want to create a clickable link. Click the "Start New Topic" link if you want to make an entirely new message board thread, or click the name of an existing thread followed by "Reply" if you want to reply to a current discussion.

  2. 2

    Type your text in the text box on the screen. Locate the section of text you want to turn into a clickable link.

  3. 3

    Type the opening "[url]" tag at the beginning of the area that needs to be a link. Type the full Web address for the link, including the "http://" segment after the "[url]" tag. For example, type "[url]" if you are directing the reader to ""

  4. 4

    Close the tag by typing the closing "[/url]" code. For example, your full code should read "[url][/url]." Click the "Preview" button below the text box to see a preview of your new message.

  5. 5

    Check to ensure your text has turned into a clickable link. Scroll back down to your message and make any necessary changes. Click the "Post" button, which is positioned beneath the "Preview" button, to post the message.

Tips and warnings

  • IMDb also includes a message board tag for turning an e-mail address into a clickable link that automatically opens the reader's e-mail client and creates a blank message. To use the email address tag, type the opening and closing [e-mail] and [/email] tags, such as "[email][/email]."
  • The opening and closing [b] and [/b] tags adds the bold feature to the selected text, while the opening and closing [i] and [/i] tags adds the italics feature.

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