Using # to make title bold makes it a link

Hello!

Recently, I found out that using # in front of a word makes it work as a link. AFAIK, what it did was to make the word / sentence a header. If that’s intentional, is there any way to make a header similar to the following one without making it a link?

Hello!

Hey again.

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Hi Thomas

That will be because of this feature here - this an intentional change :grinning:

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I see. Is there any way though to make a header without having it work as a link?

What is it hurting? It seems pretty subtle to me (and I’m excited to see it’s working this way!)

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Just for something I am working on. I don’t really like the anchor icon to appear every so often.

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Does anyone have any ideas on how to achieve that? It’s frustrating to see an anchor icon when you don’t need it.

Trying hard to get around to it but no luck. Ideas anyone?

I think you can use HTML heading tags (h1, h2, h3), like this:

<h3>Unlinked header</h3>

Unlinked header

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Of course, how did I miss that? Thank you so much! :heart:

By the way, is it possible to use a heading tag while having a word work as a link?

Yes it is

<h2> <a href="https://meta.discourse.org">Yes</a> it is</h2> 

but if you’re using HTML to create your headings, you’ll also need to use HTML to create the link

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I see. Thanks again! :love_you_gesture:

Somehow using html-tags breaks idea of markdown, IMO.

Is there a CSS-trick or something else to hide anchor icon? Link itself isn’t a problem, but that icon.

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There’s always a CSS trick :wink:, this should do it:

.cooked, .d-editor-preview {
	h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
		&:hover {
			a.anchor {
				&::before {
					display: none;
				}
			}
		}
	}
}
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