WordPress 101 – How to Add Links

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WordPress 101 – How to Add Links

If you’re new to WordPress this is probably on your Top Ten list of questions. How exactly does one add links to a WordPress post or page?  Here’s the scoop…

From your page or post editor select the text that you want to link.

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Then click on the add/insert link control in the editor.

Add or Edit Link

This box will appear:
Add URL or search

Type the URL in the box. If you want to link to one of your own pages or posts, type some text in the box and WordPress will come up with a list of search results. Just click on the one you want.

Once the link is in place, click the blue Apply control to insert the link. For more choices, like the ability to open the link in a new page, click on the gear icon.

To change or delete a link you’ve already added, select the linked text and click on the Insert/Edit Link control.

Edit or delete links
Click on the pencil icon to edit the link or the “x” icon to delete it.

Another way to delete an existing link is to select the linked text and then click on the Remove Link control.


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