Add a Link

Making a link

  • Type some text into your visual editor, then select the text you’d like to turn into a link.
  • Click on the link icon, which looks like a chain, shown outlined in red below. The icon will be grayed out and unclickable until you select text.

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Avoid “click here”

You will get better search engine rankings if you choose link text that corresponds well with the link’s destination.

Don’t do this:

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Do this instead:

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External vs Internal link

  • To link a page on another site (external link), fill in the URL box (outlined in green above). You can leave Title blank.
  • To link to a page or post on the same site (internal link), click “Or link to existing content” (outlined in orange above) to reveal a list of all your site’s pages/posts. You can use the search function to narrow down the selection. Clicking on the desired page/post title will fill in the URL and title fields at the top of the popup.
  • Click the blue “Add Link” button.
  • Remember save your work as you go by clicking on the blue “Update” or “Publish” button in the right column.

Making an email link

  • Clicking an email link will launch your email client and create a new mail message addressed to the recipient: for example, to the web team or [email protected].
  • Follow the same steps as outlined above for creating a link, except in the URL box, type in “mailto:[email protected]” (no space between the colon and email address), as shown below, outlined in red.

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Linking to a document

Removing a link

  • Select the text you would like to unlink, and click on the icon next to the link icon, that looks like a broken chain.