How to insert a link in WordPress

Tutorial on how to simply insert a WordPress link. HTML links link individual web pages, but you can also use them to display PDF files.

How to insert a link in WordPress

Html links in text on your WordPress page can help visitors navigate the page. Links are also used to allow visitors to download content from your site.

How to insert a link in WordPress

The procedure to insert html link in WordPress is simple. First, highlight the text to which you want to add a link:

WordPress vloženie html odkazu

Then click the “Insert/Edit Link” button. Click to open a small window.

WordPress vloženie url

Into the window, enter the URL address to which the link should lead. You can also type the title of the post that the URL belongs to. A list of posts appears below the window. Select the one you want to link the selected text to.

WordPress možnosti nastavenia odkazu
Link Options

Now click the “Link Options”. This will open a separate window. You will see the inserted URL and text of link here. You also have the choice of whether you want the post or the page that html link leads to appear in a new browser window or not. Now click “Update”.

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Correction of misspelled URL

If you typed the URL incorrectly, WordPress will notify you with a red border. The URL name will also be in red. To fix it, simply click the “Edit” button and reinsert the URL.

WordPress oprava URL
URL correction

Inserting of html link to media files

Some files, such as PDF files, you do not want to insert directly into the text. You can link them using the html link. First, click the “Add File” button in the WordPress Visual Editor.

The Media Library window opens. If there is no file in your library, drag it directly from your computer to the media library or use the “Upload Files” option to upload it.

WordPress vloženie mediálneho súboru
Inserting of media file

Now edit the “Title” of the file. The title will be used as text for the html link on the WordPress page. Select “Media File” in the attachment display settings. Below it, the URL of the file appears automatically. Click “Insert to Post”.

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Editing and removing of html links

To edit a link you have created, click the html link and click “Insert/Edit Link” again. The same window opens as when inserting a link. Make the necessary adjustments and click “Create Link” again.

To remove the html link, click the second “Remove link” button.

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