When adding a new link in your WordPress pages or posts, there are a couple of different ways to do this and two things to consider.

Rule of thumb on creating a link in WordPress

Is the link Internal? Is this link going to link to another page or post that you have on your site?

Is the link external? Is the link going to link to another page, article or image OUTSIDE of your site?

These are the basic two questions you have to know to link the best way to add links in your site.

See the screen shot and steps you can take to have the best link structure within your WordPress site.

How to create an INTERNAL LINK:

  1. Highlight the part that you want linked. (#1)
  2. Click on the link icon in the editor (a box should appear with paste or search) (#2)
  3. Since the link is “INTERNAL” then start to type the name of the page or post and it should give you choices for internal pages or posts on your site to link to. Choose the page or post you would like to link. (#3)
  4. Click the “apply arrow” (blue arrow) and you are finished. (#7)

How to create an EXTERNAL LINK:

  1. Highlight the part that you want linked. (#1)
  2. Click on the link icon in the editor (a box should appear with paste or search)(#2)
  3. Click the “settings icon” (gear icon – see #4)
  4. Paste the URL in the URL box (see #5)
  5. Check the “Open link in a new tab” (#6)
  6. Click the blue “Add Link” button at the bottom of the box (which will cause it to close)
  7. Click the “apply” button (blue arrow) and you are finished. (#7)

Adding links is easy in a wordpress site and using the methods above for an external link will keep people on your site for longer periods of time. You want to be able to link to external sites, however you want to keep your audience on your site without leaving to view something somewhere else.

This make sense? 🙂

 

 

 

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