How Do I Add a Link to a WordPress Post or Page?

If you are blogging or editing pages on a WordPress site, eventually you will need to know how to add a link.

What’s a hyperlink anyways?

noun

hy·​per·​link | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk  \

Definition of hyperlink

an electronic link providing direct access from one distinctively marked place in a hypertext or hypermedia document to another in the same or a different document

Internal Links

Internal links are hyperlinks that link to another page on the same site.

Examples of Internal Links

Your main menu of your website is a set of links (in most cases, these links will take visitors to other pages on your website). Your website may also include internal links from buttons. For example, a big button on your home page might read “Book an Appointment” and link to the contact page on your website.

External Links

External links link out to another site.

Examples of External Links

Your website might include a link to a Facebook page or YouTube channel – these are external links.

In fact, one might even see all of these different types of links as the threads that hold the web together!

How Do I Add a Link to My Blog Post or Page on my WordPress Site?

In my opinion the easiest way to get a nice looking link on your wordpress page or post is to do the following.

1. Type the words you want to link from. Example:

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2. Highlight the section you want to link

 

 

3. Click on the icon in the toolbar that looks like a chain (a ‘link’ – get it?!)

4. Internal Links – start typing in the name of the page or post and then click on it when it shows up and click the blue arrow to create the link. External links – paste the link in the box (example of what it would look like: https://someothersite.com/client-support/).

 

 

 

 

Your link should look and function like this:

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Bonus Tips

  • Don’t link like this: https://fullserve.ca/client-support/ – it looks terrible! If you are just linking, use the domain without the https:// in front. Example: Visit fullserve.ca.
  • Click on the cog icon next to the arrow (see screenshot above) for more options, like having the link open in a new tab in the browser (helpful if you don’t want to send visitors away from your site).

I hope that helps! If you need one-on-one coaching or you notice an error in my instructions, please get in touch.

 

2019-02-17T22:36:53+00:00