I have recently been exploring the new web application Trello and I want to add hyperlinks to a card.

Is this possible?

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Like Stack Exchange, Trello allows MarkDown in card descriptions, so you can put links into them using this type of syntax:

Click [here](http://www.whatever.com) to go to the page.

Which will give

Click here to go to the page.


To clarify, Trello allows MarkDown in the description field of a card. You can use a markdown formatted link ([Google](http://www.google.com)), or you can just type put a URL (like http://www.google.com) and it will be converted to a link

Card comments don't allow markdown, but they can also contain URLs, which will be converted to links. Some URLs (like ones for youtube) will be converted to previews using embed.ly

An example of the different kinds of links

  • 2
    Just a note that there can't be a space between the last square bracket and the opening parenthesis - this tripped me up.
    – Chris B
    Mar 10, 2015 at 16:19

I ended up creating a small extension called GTD: Trello Card Links that allows you to put any link on the front of your Trello Cards and make it clickable. I always found it really annoying having to click on the back of cards to get to where I wanted to be!


  • Clickable Links on cards
  • Multiple Links on cards
  • Link to cards and create EPIC stories

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Installation Process

  1. Install extension
  2. Navigate to your Trello Board
  3. Create new Trello Card
  4. Paste a link
  5. Click the link!

Related Resources

  • Nice idea, Would you consider expanding so a preview is given (e.g. like in whatsapp)
    – boardtc
    Jan 9, 2017 at 12:42
  • Do you mean something like this where it displays the thumbnail and other meta data? cdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/news/15/11/whatsapp-links/-728/…
    – Oneezy
    Jan 9, 2017 at 14:28
  • Yea, exactly that!!
    – boardtc
    Jan 10, 2017 at 0:19
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    That would definitely be a cool feature! I'll look into it
    – Oneezy
    Jan 10, 2017 at 10:04
  • 1
    Thanks for putting the code on Github. Really helpful to see the implementation :)
    – rujmah
    Apr 10, 2017 at 10:38


Another way to add link to your text is to use footnote markdown syntax - especially when the URL is very long and makes your content ugly i.e. hard to read under raw view.

Some text [your text with linked]
[your text with linked]: https://www.your-link.com


The normal way for hyperlink markdown e.g. trello link markdown which makes this text ugly.

The normal way for hyperlink markdown e.g. [trello link markdown](https://www.google.com.vn/search?q=trello+link+markdown&oq=trello+link+mark&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j69i64.4096j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
which makes this text ugly i.e. hard to read under raw view.

The footnote way to add link e.g. trello link markdown which keeps this text clean and clear in raw view

The footnote way to add link e.g. [trello link markdown] which keeps this text clean and clear in raw view
[trello link markdown]: https://www.google.com.vn/search?q=trello+link+markdown&oq=trello+link+mark&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j69i64.4096j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Trello does support markdown hyperlink in card's comment, now.

Example: Click here to go to the page. (thanks @ben-k)

  • How would you add this? Can you give an example? Jul 25, 2014 at 10:02
  • Come on! Are you serious about this? Have you read the whole discussion? _________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Markdown is markdown. I just stated that it was now supported in card's comment as it was in other Trello parts 2. Two previous answers (@ben-k and @daniel-lecheminant) were given with the syntax for markdown hyperlinks 3. It's even described when you fill a comment in SE!!
    – Guillaume
    Jul 26, 2014 at 19:21

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