Create Hyperlinks In WordPress

CursorToday I’d like to show you how to create hyperlinks in WordPress:

First I’ll show you how to link to content within your own website:

  • Make sure you are in the Visual tab.
  • Highlight the text where you want to create the hyperlink.
  • Click on the icon that looks like a paper clip or a link.
  • This opens a popup window where you can choose which post or page you would like to link to.
  • You can choose to have the hyperlink open in a new tab or window.
  • Click on Add Link.
  • Click on Update.
  • Right-click on View Page and select Open link in new tab.
  • Click on the hyperlink you just created.
  • You’ll see that the page you selected now appears.
Now I’ll show you how to link to an external website:
  • Again, make sure you are in the Visual tab.
  • Highlight the text where you want to create the hyperlink.
  • Click on the icon that looks like a paper clip.
  • In your browser select the tab which has the website you want to link to.
  • Highlight the url in the address bar, right-click and select copy.
  • Return to your WordPress dashboard and the popup window.
  • Right-click in the URL text box and select Paste.
  • Click on Add Link then click Update.
  • Right-click on View Page and select Open link in new tab.
  • Click on the hyperlink you just created.
  • You’ll see that the website you selected now appears.
Next we’ll create a hyperlink using a picture:

You can use any hyperlink to link to internal content or an external website.

  • Click on the picture.
  • Click on the icon that looks like a paper clip.
  • This opens a new popup window.
  • I am going to hyperlink this picture to my How To Add Music To A WordPress Blog post.
  • Click on Update then click on Update again.
  • Right-click on View Page and select Open link in new tab.
  • I’ll click on the picture hyperlink I just created.
  • The post I selected now appears.
Now I’ll show you how to remove a hyperlink:
  • Highlight the entire text (or picture) with the hyperlink.
  • Click on the icon that looks like a broken paper clip or link.
  • Click on Update.

That’s it for today.

Please leave a comment below as I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

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About Marion

Hi, my name is Marion and I live in Adelaide, Australia. I have been creating websites since 2002, originally using HTML but now I love to blog with WordPress.

5 Responses to Create Hyperlinks In WordPress

  1. Della Hicks says:

    Hi Marion,

    Thank you for the valuable lesson. It is easy to understand and apply.

    All the best,
    Della

  2. Cheryl K says:

    This is a wonderful lesson, Marion. It’s thorough and easy to follow. Thanks so much!

  3. booklover2 says:

    Thank you so much for this info, I have been struggling with trying to create hyperlinks in WordPress for awhile, this makes it easy!

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