WordPress Basics: The Complete Guide to Hyperlinks

By: | January 30, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , | 14 comments

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.

Hyperlinks

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make Money Cat Sitting and Websites That Really Pay (Some Pay up to $25 Per Hour)

If you love cats, yes, you can make money cat sitting.  If that sounds like fun click here  to read about the many of the genuine programs and websites out there that really help you get paid for cat sitting.

Powered by Kingged.com
Where Quality Content Is King!

 

Get Your Free Copy of 137 Blogging Tools to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Save time blogging with 137 free blogging tools!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

    • Janice Wald at 11:48 am

      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. Pingback: Inspire Me Monday Linky Party #18
  2. Pingback: 7 Warning Signs That Google Can’t Find You
  3. Pingback: 12 Best Tricks to Get More Eyeballs on Your Old Posts
  4. Pingback: How to Dramatically Increase Blog Traffic with Colors
  5. Pingback: Yay! I Finally Did It!

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SKYROCKET YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC!

Do you want to increase your website traffic?

Get notified of tips to increase your traffic, access to our exclusive Pinterest group board, a link exchange, a Follow to Follow Directory, a StumbleUpon group, and a free, downloadable PDF of 89 blogging tools that will save you hours of time. Your Email will always stay private.

Check your email for a confirmation email.

Powered byRapidology
%d bloggers like this: