Adding hyperlinks to your descriptions on 500px can be extremely helpful if you'd like to grow on other social media platforms. For example, my natural light tutorial, Facebook page and many more links are all shared in every one of my posts on 500px. In this short article you will learn exactly how to create these links easily.
For those out there like me, who aren't code and HTML savy it can be a really frustrating to figure out exactly this is done. Thanks to my friend Michael Woloszynowicz for teaching me this quick "How To" 3 years ago when I joined 500px.
Before I post an image I have a chance to put in a description, and my description box looks like this with a ton of gibberish.
I have this jibberish copied to a notepad file on my computer and I just copy and paste it every time I post a photo. This jibberish translates to what you see under description.
Let's take a look at the first line with a link in it. "Before/After can be found on Facebook"
If you look close at the jibberish up top, you can see the following:
Before/After can be found on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dd1photos">FACEBOOK</a>
Keep this process simple and geek free. All you need to do is copy the above phrase and change both the text you want to show and where you want the link to go. I went back and forth 10x the first time I tried this, until I got it to look and work the way I wanted. I suggest you do the same and then just keep the entire jibberish phrase in a note pad file and just use the same thing each time. You can chose to add more or unique descriptions as well.
What are some ways you have improved your posts? I would love to hear.