Creating a link in Wordpress
When working with your Wordpress pages and posts, you may want to create a link (also called a hyperlink) to another website, or even another page or post on your site. This is done via the page or post editor. You can do so either with the Text editor or the Visual editor. Below are instructions for creating links for your WordPress content.
How to create a link in your page or post
- Log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
- Using the left-hand side menu, click on the Post or Page menu. In this example, we will click on the Post option.
- Now, select All Posts (or All Pages) to bring up the list of existing posts/pages.
- Hover over the post or page you want to edit and click on the Edit link.
- This opens the content editor. First highlight the text you want to create the link with. Our example will make the words 'link to another webpage' into a link.
In Visual mode, click on the link button on the toolbar, it is the one shaped like a small chain.
In Text mode, click on the button simply labeled link.
- A popup will appear where you will want to enter the URL you want to link the text to. There are three fields here to consider.
URL The web address (URL) you are linking to. Title A text title that will appear when the visitor hovers over the link. Open link in new window/tab Checking this box will make the link open in a new window or tab instead of navigating away from your site in the current window.
You can also link to another page or post on your site. Click on the Or link to existing content link to open up the lower area of the popup. If needed, you can use the search function to filter the list. In our case, all posts and pages can be listed at once. Click on the page or post you want to link to. This will fill in the URL and Title fields above with the correct information.
- Once you have entered the URL for your link, click on the Add Link button to finalize the link's creation. You can now visit the site to see your link in action.
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An introduction to WordPress
|1.||Getting Started with Pre-installed WordPress|
|2.||What is WordPress?|
|3.||What kind of website can I build with WordPress?|
|4.||The WordPress Site Structure Explained|
|5.||Getting Started: How to install Wordpress|
|6.||How to install WordPress using Softaculous|
|7.||Installing WordPress 3.5 manually|
|8.||Installing WordPress on an Add-on Domain|
|9.||Installing WordPress using your Temporary URL|
|10.||Logging into your WordPress Dashboard|
|11.||Configuring your WordPress Home Page|
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|12.||Wordpress Pages vs Posts|
|13.||Writing your first WordPress Blog Post|
|14.||Creating a WordPress Page|
|15.||Adding HTML to a Wordpress Page/Post|
|16.||Creating a link in Wordpress|
|17.||Allowing User Registration in Wordpress|
|18.||Creating a Wordpress User in the Dashboard|
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2014-07-08 3:33 am
Thank you so much...it's a simple thing but I could not find it so am very happy ...sometimes it is tricky to find these simple instructions...the codex was all about coding the link in. And I'm not doing any coding yet, but I really need to start off with simple instructions. maybe you can help with that too. Can I subscribe to your site?
2014-07-08 12:41 pm
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