How to add a link to text in WordPress

In the following video, I show you how to add a link to text in WordPress.  But why would you want to add a link to text?

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If you don’t know how to add a link to text in WordPress, watch the video below.

To add a link to text in WordPress

Highlight the text you wish to link from (double click the word you want to link from, or, if you have more than one word, place your cursor at the beginning of the first word and, while holding down the left button on your mouse, drag the cursor across the words you wish to highlight).

Click the “insert/edit link” icon from the editor ribbon – it looks like a chainlink. It will open up a text input with a hint: “Paste in a URL or type to search.” Since you’re linking to an external link, you will paste in the URL.

Click the “link options” icon next to the input box, and click “Open link in a new tab.”

For internal links, you will type to search the page you want to link to. When you start typing the keyword of the page you want to link to any pages with that word will drop down. Select the page or post you want to link to. Click the “Apply” button (looks like an enter button).

To remove a link from text

To remove the entire link, click anywhere on the link you want to remove, and click the “remove link” icon (looks like a broken chain).

To remove the link from one or more words, highlight only the word(s) you want to unlink, and click the “remove link” icon.

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