HTML links allow your site visitors to easily navigate around your site. They’re also used when you want to allow people to download files from your site, such as PDFs or other documents, for viewing images or even just linking to other websites. HTML links will frequently be shown with an underline to differentiate it from other text, but this may vary depending on the theme you’re currently using.
Inserting an HTML link in your Page/Post to one of your own pages or another site is extremely easy. Simply click and drag the cursor and highlight the text that you want turned into a link and then click the Insert/edit link button (). As well as being able to insert a link to another site, you can also easily insert a link to one of your existing Posts or Pages by simply selecting it from a list.
In the pop-up window that is displayed, simply fill in URL and the Title and then click the Add Link button.
- URL – URL of the page or website that you would like to create a link to
- Title – The text to display in tooltip form when the cursor hovers over the link
- Open link in a new window/tab – When someone clicks the link you can have it open in the same window (default setting) or have it open in a new browser window/tab
Alternatively, if you’d like to add a link to one of your existing Posts or Pages, simply click the Or link to existing content link to display a list of your existing content then select the relevant page from the supplied list. If you have a large number of pages within your site, you can type the Page or Post name in the Search field to make it easier to find. As you type, the list will re-populate based on matching results. After selecting one of your existing pages, the relevant details will be updated in the URL and Title fields. Click the Add Link button to add your link.
Editing an HTML Link
Simply click the link within your Page/Post that you’d like to edit, to position the cursor somewhere within it and then click the Insert/edit link button (). A pop-up window will appear, just like when the link was originally inserted. Update the required details and click the Update button.
Deleting an HTML Link
To remove an HTML link, click the link within your post that you’d like to remove, to position the cursor somewhere within it and then click the Unlink button (). If you want to remove a link from an image, simply click the image once to select it and then click the Unlink button. If the HTML link is linking to an uploaded file or image, clicking the Unlink button won’t remove or delete that file, it will simply remove the hyperlink.