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How to Use Hyperlinks

 

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What is a hyperlink?

A hyperlink is a word or group of words linked to another webpage. When you click on words that are hyperlinked, they lead you to a new site. Hyperlinks usually appear in blue or purple, so that they are distinguished from regular text. Here's how to add hyperlinks in Blogspot and Wordpress.

Why to use hyperlinks

Using hyperlinks will give your blog an interactive edge. It’s a way of positioning yourself on the web and making your blog a portal rather than a poky cul-de-sac. Through hyperlinks in your posts people can use your blog as a window to the web, and you can make sure you’re fully connected.

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ow to create hyperlinks in Blogspot

hyperlinkWhen you’re writing your post, make a note of things you’ve mentioned that could link to other websites on the Internet. For instance, ‘National Trust’ might link to the National Trust website, or Google might link back to Google’s search engine.

Highlight the words you want to turn into a hyperlink and press the button that looks like a chain and a world. This box should come up:

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Type the web address of the page you wish to link to. Then press ‘OK. The text which you’ve added a link to should now appear blue. That’s how you know that you’ve successfully added a hyperlink.

How to create hyperlinks in Wordpress

wordpressWhen you’re writing your post, make a note of things you’ve mentioned that could link to other websites on the Internet. For instance, ‘National Trust’ might link to the National Trust website, or Google might link back to Google’s search engine. 

Highlight the words you want to turn into a hyperlink and press the button that looks like a chain. This box should come up:

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Type the web address of the page you wish to link to, type in the title of the link and then tick ‘Open link in a new window/tab’ to ensure that your readers don’t lose sight of your blog by clicking on the link. Then press ‘Add link’. 

The text which you’ve added a link to should now appear blue. That’s how you know that you’ve successfully added a hyperlink.

 

Last updated: 15-Apr-2013 at 3:42 PM