Add URL field to new thread form

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    ok, so this thread got interesting after I saw the initial post. I’m going to close it after I share the news. I like the idea of a field for the URL and think it can be very helpful. I know one of the first things I ask for a lot of issues I help with is “please include a link to your site.” Sadly I still have to ask this a lot in help desk even though there is a field for this, so I don’t know that the URL field will solve the issue but it might help.

    To make it better I did some fun stuff to it. In theory it will automatically add the http:// prefix so the link will format correctly even if that was left out. So will be converted to This is done on save so it doesn’t need a lot of overhead. It also runs wp_kses() for security because … hey public form right.

    The URL is added to the bottom of the content if the field is filled in and it will automatically make the link open in a new tab/window and sets the rel to nofollow. This should help alleviate concerns about SEO issues and links to posts somewhat.

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