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Did You Know - Permalinks

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:02 PM

Permalinks


Did you know there are three direct links, or permalinks, to deviations? The first is the fav.me link, which can be found under the "Details" tab on the right side of the deviation page along with the thumb code ( :thumb#########: ) and the embed code.

26 05 2014 01 by ginkgografix

Sometimes this link and the embed code are unavailable because the user has disabled sharing. Not to fret, as you may still link to the deviation inside of dA and to people who have accounts with other permalinks. If a person has disabled sharing, be considerate and don't look for ways around sharing it; creating a dA account to view with is easy and fast to make.

The second permalink is probably the link you are most familiar with, it looks like this:
NAME.deviantart.com/art/TITLE-#########
    or
NAME.deviantart.com/journal/TITLE-#########

This link can be obtained by either clicking on the title of the deviation and then copying the URL in your address bar or simply right-clicking on the title itself and selecting "Copy link location", "Copy URL", or something similar.

26 05 2014 02 by ginkgografix


The last permalink isn't as known as the others because it isn't used nearly as often. The link looks like this:
deviantart.com/deviation/#########/

The most common place to see this link is in a DD description. Other than copy-pasting from there, you will need to construct this link manually. There are advantages to using this link though: it is always shorter than the link found in the title, making it useful for twitter, and can conceal both the deviant and their deviation title until the link is clicked.

But what are the ###'s? The number signs in this link stand for the deviation number, which can be found by copying the thumbcode of a deviation ( :thumb116401389: for example ) and extracting only the numbers from this code. Then, simply place them at the end of the link like so:
deviantart.com/deviation/116401389/

And voila!
A deviation ready to be clicked!




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:iconmarcoemma:
MarcoEmma Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WHA?! I didn't know Permalinks had a name! :XD:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
:giggle:
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: I'm sorry I couldn't get to you in time to help you out with that last bit. Life has been on and off crazy. :phew: I'm glad it turned out so nicely though!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
You did most of it! I just did the wrapping :hug:
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:icondtfox:
DTfox Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The third type of permalink is from deviantART's old system. Its main function is for backwards compatibility.
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting. :)
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Ah, good to know.
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:icondtfox:
DTfox Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, back then it was the only type of link there was. The other ones are newer.
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zomickschallahrecipe Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the info!
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Our pleasure!
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