This post may not interest anyone who isn’t a novice WordPress blog user.
It’s a special bit of help for the token bloke in my sad little on-line world. The rest of you can find a nice magazine for a while. Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with something a bit more interesting!
Creating Links within a WordPress Post
Your blank post should look a lot like this.
Notice the tool bar
The insert/edit and remove link buttons are on the top row. They look feint because we have nothing selected that might require a link.
Let’s for example, link to my About Page
First of all I use my mouse to click and drag across the two words to select them:
Once they are selected the link buttons become active
Click on the Insert/edit link (the one on the left – Note the function of these buttons is displayed when you hover your cursor over them)
You will get the following:
You can either copy and paste an URL here for someone else’s site / post
if you want a link to another page or post on your own site, click the tiny arrow where it says
Click on it and the link URL appears in the URL bar.
(Don’t worry about the Title Bar – WordPress fill that in automatically.)
I prefer a reader not to lose my originating page so I tick the box that makes the link open in a new window/tab.
Then click the blue button at the bottom right that says Add Link and the text in your post will be highlighted in a different colour.
Your highlighted text should look a bit like this and link to the URL hidden behind it:-
” Let’s for example, link to my About Page “