There are two ways to insert a hyperlink into a WordPress site. In this post, I will be teaching you both.

Way #1 Blogroll

One way is by adding a link to the blogroll. This puts a link on the sidebar on every page on your site. You will need to have a blogroll widget somewhere in your site for this to work.

Blogrolls are becoming outdated so don’t make this your primary link space. Use the text of your website instead.

Way #2 Inline Hyperlink

The better way is to insert the link into a post. Typing out a domain like www.ThomasUmstattd.com without making it a link is unprofessional.

The better way is to make the text link directly. So instead of putting www.ThomasUmstattd.com you would put Thomas Umstattd. People know that blue text = a hyperlink.

How to insert a link in WordPress Guetenburg:

  1. Go to the web page you want to link to.
  2. Copy the URL. It should start with “http://”
  3. Write the text you want to be a hyperlink. It is good to be descriptive and avoid the phrase “click here”
  4. Highlight the text you want to turn into a hyperlink.
  5. Click the chain link icon in Guetenburg, it looks like this
  6. Paste in the URL from step 2
  7. The click the “enter” button that looks like this

How to insert a link in WordPress Classic:

  1. Go to the web page you want to link to.
  2. Copy the URL. It should start with “http://”
  3. Write the text you want to be a hyperlink. It is good to be descriptive and avoid the phrase “click here”
  4. Select the text.
  5. Click the make link button in WordPress. It looks like this
    Insert-Link
  6. Paste the URL from step one into the link field.
    It looks like this:
    Hyperlink-Wordpress-Window
  7. Then click insert.

Your link should turn blue like other links around the web. You can also use a WordPress Hotkey to insert the link.

That’s it! If you have questions feel free to leave a comment below.

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