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. There are a couple of ways to add links to your posts or pages. You can use either the Visual editor or the Text editor, as described below. For more information on the differences between the Visual and Text editors please see this support doc.

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.

  1. Highlight the text you want to link.
  2. Click the link button on the toolbar.
    In Visual mode:

    In Text mode:
  3. In the popup that appears, enter the URL you want to link to.

    • URL: The URL of the link (include http:// at the start for external websites)
    • Title (Optional): Title of the link when a visitor hovers over it (a small tooltip will appear with the title)
    • Open Link in a New Window/Tab: If this box is checked clicking on your link will open up a new window/tab.
  4. Or, if you want to link to one of your existing posts or pages, use the search box to quickly find what you’re looking for. Simply enter a keyword or two that appears somewhere on the post or page you want to link to.
  5. Click the title of the post or page you want to link to, and the URL and Title fields will be filled in automatically.
  6. After you’ve entered the URL, click Add Link.
    In Visual mode: the highlighted text will be underlined and blue to let you that it is linked.

    In Text mode: highlighted text will be wrapped with the HTML link code.

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To remove a link in the Visual editor, highlight the text and click the broken link icon:

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Troubleshooting

Links containing the “at sign” symbol
For example, if you try to put this

flickr-link

into the Add Link page, the “@” gets removed for security reasons and unfortunately means that your link will not work.

To get around this, you need to instead enter #64; as in the image below:

flickr-link-html-entity

Please be aware that if you re-edit the link the “@” once again disappears so you’ll need to redo the above.

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