How To Create Clickable Links on WordPress (Clickable Hyperlinks)

How To Create Clickable Links on WordPress (Clickable Hyperlinks)


Hi my name is Marty from Let’s Build WordPress,
and today I’m going to show you how to change text in to a clickable link on your WordPress
website or blog. So there’s two different kind of text links, one that opens in a new
window and one that opens in the same window. Here it says my YouTube channel will open
in a new window click here, and the underlined text is the link. When we click here it opens
up my YouTube channel in a new window, so we still have the website open as well as
YouTube. The one underneath says my home page will open in the same window click here, when
we click on the text link here it actually opens in the same window. So there’s only
one window open and it’s still on our website. I would recommend that if you’re linking to
a website such as YouTube, Facebook or any website that isn’t your own, use a link that
opens in a new window that way they’ll still have your website open. If you’re linking
to somewhere on your own website or blog just use an internal link, that’s one that opens
in the same window. To change text in to clickable links just when you’re adding text, so we’ll
just write clickable link (new window) and then clickable link (same window). So what
you want to do is highlight the text that you want to change in to a link, and then
you want to click up here where it shows the chain link icon. Then you just want to type
in whatever website you want it to open, so we’ll just do YouTube. Then here if you type
any text in this is what will appear when they hover their mouse over the text, so here
we’ll just type YouTube. Then you just check this box here that says open link in a new
window slash tab, then click add link and then if we do the same below but we’ll open
it in the same window. Just highlight the text and click the chain link. Now if you’re
linking to something that’s in your own website, you can click here and it will show you a
list of all the different pages that are on your website. We’ll just link this one to
the contact me page, and as you can see it will add in the URL of that web page and also
the title of the page. Just uncheck the box if you want it to open in the same window,
and then click add link. Then when you update or publish the page and go to it, these clickable
links will now be active. So we’ll click this one and it will open up YouTube in a new window,
and then if we click the second one it should open up the contact me page in the same window
and it has. So that’s how you change text in to a clickable link on your WordPress website
or blog. Thanks for watching.

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