Basically all I want to do is if the post format is "link" rather than link to the post from the blog index, link to the link pasted within the post content.
In my index.php I have:
<h3> <a href="<?php get_post_format() == 'link' ? some_function_here() : the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark" title="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a> </h3>
Obviously some_function_here() is not real. I am sure I saw a function on the Wordpress codex that does this (pulls the first link from a post) but I can not find it now.