WordPress Basics: The Complete Guide to Hyperlinks

By: | January 30, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Blogging Basics


Are you thinking about starting a blog?  Have you already started blogging, but you still consider yourself a new blogger?  On the other hand, are you an experienced blogger that would like to review hyperlinks?  Whatever your ability level, this post is for you.


Since I’ve been blogging about blogging advice, WordPress users have been sending me questions.  Rather than have a “Frequently Asked Questions Page,” this post seeks to answer those questions.  I figured if those few need clarification, others might too.  This post will answer questions about hyperlinks.

According to WordPress, 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.

WordPress Blogging Basics -Hyperlink

WordPress Blogging Basics -Hyperlink

In my post 19 Easy Ways to Dramatically Increase Blog Traffic I mentioned linking back to previous posts that you’ve written.  Perhaps new users can see them, and you can get new traffic from old posts.  Right above the arrow in the diagram it shows you how to find the insert edit/link button.  People advise using it if you are linking to a site other than yourOpen link in new window own.  If you are linking to another post on your site, click or link to existing content.  The arrow in the picture above is pointing to that button.

Hyperlinks are relatively simple to understand.  Go to the place you want to link to.  Highlight the URL.  Copy the URL.  (On my PC that is CTRL C.)  Click the insert hyperlink button.  Paste (on my PC that is CTRL V) the URL where it asks for the URL.  Type in a title.  If you are linking to your own site, the title should come up, just click on it.

Changed Your Mind?

As you can see,  19 Easy Ways to Dramatically Increase Blog Traffic is underlined.  That’s because it is now a hyperlink.  If you click it, you will find yourself in that post.  Sometimes, I am typing, and my hyperlink continues longer than I want it to.  I wouldn’t want is underlined to be part of the hyperlink; it isn’t part of the blog title!  Here’s how to delete a hyperlink you don’t want.

Remove Link

Highlight the writing you don’t want to be part of the hyperlink.  Click the remove link buttonChango presto, the hyperlink is gone!

I consider this information on hyperlinks the first in a series of WordPress blogging basics.   However, if you’d like to see more blogging basic information, I made my first YouTube video!


Sharing is caring.  If you know any new bloggers who you think could benefit from this hyperlink refresher, or my YouTube video, please share.

Readers, I’d love your impression of my first-ever blogging video, or any other tips you’d like to share to help new bloggers.  If you have any FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) for me, I’ll try to write another blog post answering them!







    • Janice Wald

      Thanks Lucy. And thanks for the heads-up you gave me this week about using my link in your new guest post information. Not needed but thoughtful. Thanks for writing me. Janice

  1. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    This is so helpful! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

  2. judiboomergirl

    Good ideas. I’ve been blogging for several years but just switched to WordPress two years ago and just updated the platform with the new version. So many things to learn.

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  8. Erlend

    Hi, I just found this post.
    Is this just as viable today as it was back in 2015?
    I have a few blogs and could use a little extra links on my site or maybe sell some backlinks from my blogs.
    Your advise is welcome.

    • Janice Wald

      If Google finds out you’re selling links, you could get penalized. Did you find any of these older posts on Google? If so, do you remember which keyword you entered? Thank you for the compliment on my article.

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