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Is it possible to link within the blog to other parts in the blog?

  1. nancyellenhird
    Member

    I would like to make a list of the book reviews on my blogs and have them link to the actual review on my blog. Is there a way to do this? I have archives, but blog readers have to scroll down to find a particular review. That probably works well for some visitors, but not for many. Thank you.
    Nancy Hird
    Blog url: http://nancyellenhird.wordpress.com/

  2. If you do not wish to create a static page and enter the archives shortcode on it then there is no automatic way to do this. You will have to create a static page and enter all the title links manually into a list.

    If you want to link to previous posts (reviews) you have done in new posts (reviews) you can do that easily http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/

  3. nancyellenhird
    Member

    Thank you, timethief. Useful info!! The first sounds time-intensive--and like I need another thing to do in my life--but it may be worth the time spent if I can help my readers. Thanks again.

  4. Why don't you just put all the Reviews in the Review category and then use a Custom Menu to put a Reviews tab in your header?

  5. I do the equivalent, and it doesn't seem that time-consuming! I have a static page set up of a list of all my tutorials, with a brief description and a link to each one.. It's super-easy to link to your own content--when you hit the "link" icon a list of all your posts comes up and you just click on the one you want. This is my most visited page, it really gets used--its the hub of my blog now.

    Readers don't want to wade through my archives to find the tutorials. That archives shortcode is super-easy to do (I used it to make a page that lists of all my posts in old-to-new order) but just gives barebones--the title of the post. Unless the post title is exactly the same as the book title, the reader won't know which of your reviews is in there...To me, adding a new link to my tutorials index page is just part of making the tutorial, --only takes a fraction of the time of writing the tute!

    If you want the link to go directly to a specific review within a larger post, Panos has a post on his blog showing how to link directly to a specific point or section of a page--either on the same page or on another post:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/links-to-specific-points-on-a-page/

    I do this all the time now, now based on his tutorial. (thank you, Panos!)

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