Link to another page

Have you ever wanted to link a posting to another one of your posts?

I wrote about Emma Wickersham and then did a follow up posting on her.

I made reference to the first post but I wanted to link to it.

I know HTML so I could code the link into my posting but I wanted an easier way.

I found the easier way watching a “How To Word Press” video.

I give you the steps on how to link to another posting, without doing any HTML coding.


1. I wrote about Emma WickershamEmma L. Wickersham Slide 1


2. I wrote another post about her and wanted to link back to the first post.
Emma Slide 2


3. In order to do that I have to Edit the second post.
Emma Slide 3


4. I am in the dashboard and click on my post to get full list.
Emma Slide 4


5. I now have the list of posting and have several ways of finding a particular posting.
Emma Slide 5


6. I use search for Emma.
Emma Slide 6


7. I get all my post that mention Emma.
Emma Slide 7


8. I select Edit to edit that posting.
Emma Slide 8


9. I make sure I am on Visual.
Emma Slide 9


10. I scroll through my text to find the word or phrase to link. I will be able to preview so I don’t worry.
Emma Slide 10


11. I highlight my text that I want to link.
Emma Slide 11


12. I click on the “LINK” icon.
Emma Slide 12


13. I get this new menu.
Emma Slide 13


14. I can type in the URL or better yet I can select from a scroll menu. I can also have the link open in a new window.
Emma Slide 14


15. I scroll down the menu and find my “first” Emma posting.
Emma Slide 15


16. When I select the post it shoots up to the top along with it’s URL. I also check off Open in new window.

I then click UPDATE.
Emma Slide 16


17. I am now back in my edit page and see that the word has been linked.
Emma Slide 17


18. I now do a Preview and see that it looks good.
Emma Slide 18


19. I leave preview and go back into Edit. I want the word or phrase to stand out as a link.
Emma Slide 19


20. I click on Bold, underline and color text to change the “look” of the word or phrase.
Emma Slide 20


21. Now it looks a little better.
Emma Slide 21


22. I do a Preview to make sure I didn’t mess anything up.
Emma Slide 22


23. When I am in preview I make sure my link opens up on a new page.
Emma Slide 23


24. I go back to edit and click on “Update” to publish this new posting and then I click on “View post“.
Emma Slide 24


25. Here is my finished post with the word or phrase linked.
Emma Slide 25


I hope this has helped you in learning a new skill.

Thank You.

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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