Links

Links

A link is a word, group of words, or image that you can click on to go to a new page or a new section within the current page.

Adding Links to Posts, Pages, and Widgets
Editing and Deleting Links
Opening a Link in a New Tab
Adding Links to Images
Image Links in Your Sidebar

If you want to create a list of links to your favorite blogs or sites in your sidebar, please visit the Links Menu (Blogroll) support page.

If you’d like to customize the links in your navigation menu, check out the Custom Menus support page.

There are a couple of ways to add links to posts, pages, and widget areas:

Method One: The Link Button

1. Copy the URL you want to link to to your computer’s clipboard.

2. You can do this by highlighting a URL, then going to Edit → Copy in your browser’s toolbar, or by using a keyboard shortcut like CTL-C (PC) or CMD-C (Mac).

3. Highlight the text you want to link.

4. Click the link icon in the block toolbar.

5. Paste the URL into the window that appears, then hit enter to save the link.

Method One: Copy and Paste

1. Copy the URL you want to link to to your computer’s clipboard.

2. You can do this by highlighting a URL, then going to Edit → Copy in your browser’s toolbar, or by using a keyboard shortcut like CTRL-C (PC) or CMD-C (Mac).

3. Highlight the text you want to link.

4. Paste the URL you copied directly over the highlighted text. You can do this by highlighting a URL, then going to Edit → Paste in your browser’s toolbar, or by using a keyboard shortcut like CTL-V (PC) or CMD-V (Mac).

WordPress.com will automatically create a link. The highlighted text will now appear underlined and blue to let you that it is linked.


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To edit a link:

1. Click on the link in the editor.

2. Select the pencil icon.

3. Edit the URL and hit enter to save the changes.

To delete a link:

1. Click on the link you want to remove.

2. Select the Unlink button from the block toolbar. Notice this is the same button as the link icon from earlier.


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To open a link in a new tab:

1. Add a link to your text as described above.

2. Click on the link you’ve added and select the ellipses menu.

3. Toggle the button for “Open in New Tab.”


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If you are using our Classic Editor, please see these steps for how to add links to images.

To insert a link using an image from your computer, follow these steps:

1. Go to a post or page editing screen.

2. Add an image to the post or page using the Add Media block.

3. Click on the image to bring up the block settings in the sidebar. If you do not see the sidebar, click the cog icon in the top right:

4. Under “Link Settings” change the dropdown to “Custom URL”

5. Paste the URL under “Link URL” and choose if you want the link to open in a new tab.

Links can only be added to individual images. Images in galleries cannot be linked.


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To add image links in your sidebar or widget area, use the Sidebar Image Widget. If you’d like more control over the content, you can add an image link using the Text widget, as well.

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