WARNING!

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.

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Notice the tool bar

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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.

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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:

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Once they are selected the link buttons become active

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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:

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You can either copy and paste an URL here for someone else’s site / post

OR

if you want a link to another page or post on your own site, click the tiny arrow where it says

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Then you can scroll through your blog contents to find the post you want to link and click on itScreen Shot 2014-06-10 at 16.37.38

 

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.

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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.

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Voila!

 

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     “

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