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Post Links To External Websites Get Local Address Added in Front


I am sure there is an easy answer to this but I've been googling and searching this forum and can't find the answer.

I have a post in my Vanilla forum. I want add a link / url to an external website. So I do it using HTML in my post:

<a href="">Click Here</a>

But when I preview or make the post the link actually points to

So it's adding the url of my forum website in front. This doesn't happen on posts to links within my website.

It's Vanilla 2.1.9 and I've embedded the forum in Wordpress using the vanilla embed plugin.

Any ideas?


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    You are using incorrect syntax. If you are going to post a link you need to add the scheme or protocol e.g. http:// https://

    or it will treat is a relative url.

    grep is your friend.

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    Ahah! Many thanks.

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