Adding a Hyperlink

January 3, 2012

Hyperlinks, WordPress Questions

It’s really nice to put hyperlinks into a post.  That way your readers can reference something without having to look it up.  I’ve referenced things from my own blog to others blogs to Wikipedia for background information.  It also makes your blog more professional.

Here’s how you do it:

Go to the little area where the post gets typed in.  There’s a tool bar directly above it.  The little chain symbol creates the hyperlink.  The broken chain next to it removes it.

Copy the link you want to go to.  With your cursor, highlight the words you want to hyperlink, click on the chain symbol, then paste in the URL.  Be sure to click the little box that says “open in a new window”.  That way people don’t leave your post.  Then click to “add link”.

For additional information (and pictures) go to:

Easy peasy.

Note that Microsoft Office also allows hyperlinks to be put in.  It can be found under the insert tab and works much the same way.


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5 Comments on “Adding a Hyperlink”

  1. Darlene Says:

    This is great advice and sure helped me!! Thanks for these useful tips.

  2. Steam at Harper's Ferry Says:

    Hyperlinks are wonderful! You can have the “supporting documentation” and other references without messing up your text with the typed out links. If you create the document in Word and embed a link in the text, when you copy it into your blog, the links come along with the text. Yay!


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