[Resolved] What is the correct syntax for linking text with url type shortcode?

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Last updated by MargeP6083 2 months, 4 weeks ago.

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#1433581

I'm trying to link text with a shortcode. I've tried these two ways that don't seem to work.

<a href="[types field='website-imdb-link'][/types]" target="_blank”>some text here</a>
<a href="[types field='website-imdb-link' output='raw'][/types]" target="_blank”>some text here</a>

Output is:
<a href="hidden link" target="_blank”>some text here</a>
<a href="hidden link" target="_blank”>some text here</a>

Is there any documentation that you are following?
https://toolset.com/forums/topic/showing-link-text-as-link-shortcode-in-shortcode/

I am using Beaver themer to insert cred fields.

Thanks!

#1434013

Minesh
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Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

Hello. Thank you for contacting the Toolset support.

As I understand, you have a custom URL field created using Types and you want to display the URL with anchor tag to display it as a link. If this is true:

You can use the same way to build link using the anchor tag with caption as given under:

<a href="[types field='website-imdb-link' output='raw'][/types]" target="_blank"> Add your caption </a>

If I misunderstood your requirement, please correct me.

#1434331

That is what I did and it is not working in a typical text editor on a Beaver Themer page builder Layout (template for profile).

Editor:
hidden link
Output:
hidden link

#1435405

Minesh
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

It looks like shortcode is broken due to single quotes not closed correctly.

Can you pelase try the following:

<a href="[types field='website-imdb-link' output='raw'][/types]" target="_blank"> My Web Link </a>

Can you please confirm and check if the above code help you to resolve your issue.

#1435501

Minesh
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

I checked I've login details with another ticket and I adjusted the code and I can see its working:
=> hidden link

#1436723

My issue is resolved now. Thank you!