Adding Links to Your WordPress Blog
It’s important to know how to insert links in your WordPress blog, as they serve as important connectors between web pages, whether from your site or an external one. There are two main types of links in WordPress: internal and hyperlinks. Internal links connect pages and posts within your site, whereas hyperlinks lead readers to external sources beyond your website.
Step-by-Step Guide to Adding Links
Highlight the text
Before adding a link, identify the text where you want to insert it and highlight it with your mouse or touchpad.
Click on the ‘Insert/edit link’ button
Click on the ‘Insert/edit link’ button, which appears as a small chain icon, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + K (for Windows users) or Cmd + K (for Mac users).
Enter the link destination
In the link editor window, enter the URL of the web page you want readers to visit or browse through your blog’s posts and select the page you want to link to.
Add Link Text
Add the link text – the words that your reader will click to open the destination site – making sure it’s clear, concise, and relevant to the hyperlink text.
Determine the Link Target
Select whether you want the link to open in the same window or a different one by checking the relevant box.
Add the Link Relationship
Add “rel=’nofollow'” if you don’t want to pass on link juice to external sites.
Test the Link
Click the ‘Test’ button to ensure the link works correctly and opens the page or website in a new preview pane.
Save the Link
Click ‘Apply’ to save and close the link editor, then click ‘Update’ or ‘Publish’ depending on whether you’re working on an existing post or a new one.
Other Ways to Add Links in WordPress
You can link to existing web pages, posts or media within WordPress, use link shortcuts or link an image with just a few easy steps. Make sure your links are useful, well-structured and enhance the user experience on your WordPress blog!