WordPress offers a variety of different ways in which you can add links to your posts and/or pages. Some of these include:
Visual Editor Links
- Highlight the text you want to turn into a link.
- Then click the link button which you can find in the toolbar.
- A pop-up window will appear that will allow you to configure options for the link including the Link URL, Target, Title and Class:
Link URL – The URL of the link (include http:// at the start for external websites)
Target – Select if you want the link to open in a new window
Title – Title of the link when a visitor hovers over it (a small tooltip will appear with the title)
Class – Advanced. Specify a CSS class for the link
- After you have inputted the desired options, click the Insert button, and the highlighted text will change to the color blue with an underline to signify a link.
HTML Editor Links
To create a link using the HTML editor:
- Highlight the text you want to link.
- Click the link button on the toolbar.
- A popup will appear asking for the link URL.
- Type or paste in the URL, click the OK button and the highlighted text will be wrapped with the HTML link code.
Keeping the @ in links
If you try to put this (for example)
into the Add Link page, the @ gets removed and breaks the link.
Instead, put this there
If you re-edit the link the @ will go again so you need to redo it in that case.
(Ref: WordPress.com http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/)