Would you like to add hyperlinks in your artist blog posts and pages? Would you like to add links to previous posts that you have created? In this article I will share with you how to add links in WordPress.
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”
~ W Clement Stone
There will be times that you will want to share content that you have found to your readers. There will be other times that you will have a post that will be relevant to your readers that you will want to share. You can easily do this by adding a link to your post.
How to Add Links in WordPress
Before I share with you how to add links in WordPress, I would like to go over some terms that you might have heard before.
What are hyperlinks?
A hyperlink is a link from a hypertext document or file. Clicking on the active link will redirect you to that content. Hypertext is content that is able to be shared via clickable links on webpages or documents.
What are the benefits for adding links?
You will hear both positive and negative thoughts about linking to other sites. In my opinion you want to give your readers the best content you possibly can. Adding content that backs your post will enhance the quality of your work.
There will be times that you will find articles that will backup your content. Linking to outside sources will help build your blog.
How to add links to other content?
Login to your WordPress Dashboard
Highlight a word or phrase that you wish to link.
Click the insert/edit link button located in the visual editor.
In the popup window:
Enter the URL of the hyperlink of the content that you wish to share.
Link Text is what will be the link in your post. This is what you have highlighted on your post.
You can have the page that you are linking to be redirected by opening in a new tab by checking the box.
When a person clicks on the link a new tab will open for them with the content that you are linking to. Your blog tab will still be open for them to go back to when they are finished reading the content.
You can also search for a post that you have written or scroll down from the list of posts that you have written. This allows you to link to content that you have already written that is relevant to the new content.
When you are finished click add link located on the bottom of the popup.
To keep a loyal following and to build a new following you need to provide great content that they are interested in. Providing outside links and links to your posts will enhance the quality of your post.
Now that you know how to add links in WordPress you might want to go back to earlier posts and see if there is anything you can link to. How to Revise a Post
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