How do i add an email address link to my blog?

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  • #1375196

    squidinkling
    Member

    How do i put my email address on my blog so that it opens an email window when a user clicks on it? If i just add the address in the text field it comes out as plain text only. Thanks

    The blog I need help with is ginzaline.com.

    #1375307

    insert your text

    You can simply type the mailto:(email redacted) in the field you get when clicking the link button.

    #1375308

    Oups, the forum converted my post.

    a href=”mailto:xxxx”>insert your text</a
    and add < before and > after the line.

    replace xxx by your email :)

    #1375310

    squidinkling
    Member

    Thanks so much for the quick answer!
    As you might gather i am very new to this, so any support is really great.

    I want to put the email address in the “Text” widget on the RHS of the page. The “Link” button doesn’t seem to appear in that box.

    #1375312

    squidinkling
    Member

    oops i just saw your second answer. but the forum seems to have jumbled that up as well. i’ll try some combinations of what you wrote. thanks again.

    #1375314

    no, my second answer works.

    a href=”mailto:xxxx”>insert your text</a
    add < before the line
    add > after the line
    replace xxx by your email
    replace insert your text by whatever you need :)

    #1375316

    squidinkling
    Member

    Hello, is

    “a href= “

    part of the code?

    thank you.

    #1375317

    yes.

    #1375328

    squidinkling
    Member

    I’m sorry, I’m obviously missing something in your explanation, as i get nothing on screen.
    I don’t need to add any text (“insert your text”) so i guess i can do without those two symbols. Will keep experimenting.
    thanks anyway

    #1375329

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    Don’t post an email address on your blog in the conventional format that spam bots can harvest. See http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/07/23/is-your-email-address-a-spam-magnet/

    #1375390

    squidinkling
    Member

    Thanks for the advice, Down-to-earth Timethief. Yes it makes sense.

    #1375400

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes for trouble-free blogging. :)

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