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In the description of a Trello card I would like to link to another card, but I want the link text to be custom.

However Trello seems to unconditionally replace whatever I wrote with the title of the card. Here's an example.

The Markdown source of the card's description is

You should check out [this other card I made](https://trello.com/c/MxFdDPZE/1-this-is-a-card-with-a-title), it's pretty good.

but Trello renders it like this:

screenshot of the custom link text being ignored and replaced with the card's title

Is there a way to force Trello to respect my custom link text without resorting to hacks like using a URL shortener?

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A workaround is to take out the "http://" and it should work how you want it to.

[text](trello.com/c/MxFdDPZE/1-this-is-a-card-with-a-title)

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    Wow, that's amazing. Works perfectly. – balpha Oct 6 '15 at 4:58
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    One disadvantage to keep in mind is that this adds http:// back to the link, not https://, so this incurs an extra redirect (and is less secure, I guess). But other than that, it does the trick. – balpha Oct 6 '15 at 5:12
  • True, and it's likely to get deprecated/fixed in a future update to Trello. YMMV! – xtoq Oct 7 '15 at 16:05
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Apparently this behavior is intentional:

@balpha What you're seeing is expected—we 'trellify' any Trello links, even in Markdown. We'll pass your use case on to the team, though!

and thus the answer is currently "no".

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You can used shortened links, like from bit.ly, to get the behavior you desire. Of course, you risk your link looking suspicious but at least you get your link text.

  • Yep, I mentioned that in my question, but of course I'd like to not have to do that. – balpha Sep 8 '15 at 19:12
  • @balpha oops! Missed that on my tiny phone screen.. – Jeff Sep 8 '15 at 19:50

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