WordPress Training part three

For this third section of Basic WordPress 101 we’ll finish up that post we started before, and then we’ll go on to discuss writing content.

Make a Link in a Post

Here’s the post from earlier.

Current Post

Current Post

See this sentence? “I should have done so in July but what with one thing and another I kept putting off the task.”

Now I’m going to make a link. I already have a post about July in my garden and I want to link to that.

First I highlight the word July

Highlight the word

Highlight the word

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To link, I go to the Link Icon.

Link Icon

Link Icon

When I click on that Link Icon, a link window comes up.

Link Window

Link Window

I have a choice here. A field for a URL – or to link to existing content. I want existing content.

Existing Content

Existing Content

When I choose existing content a Search bar opens and a list of earlier posts.

List of Content

List of Content

Simple! There’s the post I want, July in My Garden. I choose that with a click.

Choose Content

Choose Content

No, I don’t want it open in a new window. I just hit the Add Link button.

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Let’s link to an outside site.

Link to an External Source

I go through the process of highlighting the text where I want the link to be

Highlight the Text to be linked

Highlight the Text to be linked

When the link window opens. I type in the URL of the link. (I find it easier to paste in things like URLs)

Add the external URL

Add the external URL

Now I can write in a Title for the link and set the link to Open in a new window/tab.

Link Title and new window/tab

Link Title and new window/tab

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