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Working With Links

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. There are a couple of ways to add links to your posts or pages.

METHOD ONE: COPY AND PASTE

First, copy the URL you want to link to to your computer’s clipboard. You can do this by highlighting a URL, then going to Edit → Copy in your browser’s toolbar, or by using a keyboard shortcut like CTL-C (PC) or CMD-C (Mac).

Next, highlight the text you want to link:

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Finally, paste the URL you copied directly over the highlighted text. You can do this by highlighting a URL, then going to Edit → Paste in your browser’s toolbar, or by using a keyboard shortcut like CTL-V (PC) or CMD-V (Mac).

WordPress will automatically create a link. The highlighted text will now appear underlined and blue to let you that it is linked:

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METHOD TWO: THE LINK BUTTON

First, highlight the text you want to link:

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Next, click the link button on the toolbar:

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In the pop-up box that appears, enter the URL you want to link to:

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  • URL: The URL of the link (include http:// at the start for external websites)
  • Open link in new window/tab: If this box is checked clicking on your link will open up a new window/tab.

If you want to link to one of your existing posts or pages,click on Or link to existing content and use the search box that appears use the search box to quickly find what you’re looking for. Enter a keyword or two that appears somewhere on the post or page you want to link to.

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Click the title of the post or page you want to link to, and the URL field will be filled in automatically:

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After you’ve entered the URL, click Add Link. The highlighted text will now appear underlined and blue to let you that it is linked:

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