Starting with WordPress Make a Link in a Post

I want to make a link ..

I want to make a link to the site Canny Granny. How can I do that?

1. First I write the name of the link Canny Granny in my post

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and I highlight it

See how the Link icon appears in the list of icons above the text editor?

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2. I hit that Link icon

A window opens,  it’s all straightforward – you’re even reminded that the link needs to be the full url – it needs the http:// in front of it.

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3. So, now we can fill out those fields

 

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Because I am linking to another website – the link is going out, I want the link to open in a New Window. Once I’ve filled out the fields, I hit ‘Add Link

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Make a Link to a Post in your OWN site

Now I want to make a link to a post that’s already in my site. I want to make a link to a post about the Emperor Commodus.

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We do this in exactly the same way, first we highlight the word we want to make the link

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We hit that link icon and the Link Editor appears. We don’t write the name or the url because we’re going to link to existing content.

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I’m going to choose the link for Commodus – Born in the Purple

When I hit that link, the fields fill in by themselves

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Of course when you’re making a link to existing content, it’s in your own site and you don’t want the link to go out.