WordPress – Linking Text To A URL

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In this video I’m going to show you how to link text to a URL.

First highlight the word that you’d like to add the link to.

Then click on the Insert/Edit Link button.

It will open up a box for you to paste or type in the URL.

Start your URL with http://

I’m going to link WordPress to their website – http://wordpress.org.

The Arrow button is to apply your changes.  If you click on the gear icon, it will take you to the Link Options menu.

The first options are the URL and the Link Text.  The URL is where you want the text to link to.  The Link Text is the text you highlighted to have linked to the URL.

If you are linking to a website other than yours, I suggest checking the ‘Open in a new tab’ check box.  This helps prevent your visitors from closing your website once they close the linked website.  If you check this box, it opens up the link in a new tab.  Then if they close out of that tab, it will go back to your website.

Click on the Update button once you’ve made all your changes.

Now you can see it added an underline under WordPress, showing that it is now a link.

If you’d like to edit a link, highlight the link you’d like to edit.

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Click on the pencil, the edit button.

You can edit the URL.  If you click on the blue arrow, it will Apply your changes.  If you want to change a setting, click on the gear icon again.

If you’d like to change the URL to point to one of your own pages or posts, they show up under the ‘Or link to existing content’.  The most recent will show up.  If you don’t see the content you’d like to link to, use the search feature to find it.  Once you’ve found it, click on it.

Now you can see my URL changed.  It now shows it’s linking to my website instead of WordPress.  I’d normally uncheck the Open Link in a New Tab button since I’m linking to my own page, but I’m going to leave it checked for now.

If you make any changes that you want to keep, click on the Update button.

If you hover over a link, it will show you the link below it, the edit button, and the remove button.

If you’d like to remove a link, you can click on the ‘X’ to delete it.

Now that I removed the link, the word is no longer underlined.

Once you’re done making changes, if you’d like to save them, click on the Update button.  You can also click on the Preview Changes button to view the changes before you save it.  If you don’t want to save your changes, click on another menu item to leave this page.  It will then ask you if you’d like to Leave the page or stay on it.  Click on Leave this Page.

That’s it for this video.  I’ll see you in the next one.

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