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How to add a hyperlink to your text

Typing out a domain, like www.idontdougly.co.nz/how-to-add-a-hyperlink-to-your-text, in a blog post or website page looks unprofessional. And we want to make it as easy as possible for our viewers to click through to find the information they are looking for.

So make the text link directly. Which means instead of putting “www.idontdougly.co.nz/how-to-add-a-hyperlink-to-your-text” you would put “how to add a hyperlink to your text“.

Note: underlined text is generally a hyperlink.

How to insert a link in WordPress:

  1. Go to the page you want to link to.
  2. Copy the URL. It should start with “http://”. Where do I find the URL?
  3. In WordPress, write the text you want to be a hyperlink. It is good to be descriptive and avoid the phrase ‘click here’. Then select the text.type-your-text
  4. Click the Insert Link button in the WordPress toolbar.wordpress-toolbar-make-link
  5. Paste the URL from step one into the Link URL box.
    Add the title of the page you’re linking to in the Title box.
    Tick the box for ‘Open link in a new window/tab’ if you’re linking to another website. So viewers can easily come back to your website.wordpress-link-window
  6. Then click Add Link.
  7. Click Publish once you’ve finished. And don’t forget to test the link too!

To link to a page or blog post on your website:

  1. In WordPress, write the text you want to be a hyperlink. It is good to be descriptive and avoid the phrase ‘click here’. Then select the text.type-your-text
  2. Click the Insert Link button in the WordPress toolbar.wordpress-toolbar-make-link
  3. Click on the arrow next to ‘Or link to existing content’. This will bring up a list of all your website pages, posts, products, events etc. Click on the relevant title.add-link-from-website
  4. Then click Add Link.
  5. Click Publish once you’ve finished. And don’t forget to test the link too!