How to create links from one post to another

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  • #172059

    tara07
    Member

    Forgive me as I’m new to this but I cannot figure out how to create a link from the text in one topic to a topic title all in the same blog. I’ve tried looking at the FAQs and searching questions but have found no suitable answer. Any help is appreciated!

    #172289

    timethief
    Member

    Do you mean page jump links like this? http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/06/how-do-i-page-jump/

    #172290

    sulz
    Member

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/07/01/how-to-write-links/

    this should be the one you’re looking for, yes? all i had to do was type ‘links’ in the faq searchbox…

    or are you referring to something else? if yes, please describe in more detail…

    #172291

    First get the URL of the post that you want to go to. I suggest the link that goes to the single-post page with the comments below.

    Then in the post you are writing, highlight the text you want to use as the link, and click the icon above the writing area with the two connected chain-looking links. Click on that and then enter the URL into the pop up and click the OK button and that text is now a link to the other post.

    #172292

    timethief
    Member

    @sulz

    create a link from the text in one topic to a topic title all in the same blog

    I’m assuming that what’s meant in “all in the same posts” but maybe you’re right and the blogger couldn’t find the how to write links entry in the FAQs.

    #172294

    tara07
    Member

    Hi timethief. I don’t believe it’s a page jump since I want to go from one post to another. Maybe I’m wrong.

    sulz – I did see that entry but don’t see how to create the anchor (if that’s the right terminology). The instruction is a bit confusing. I see how to create a link but not how to tell where to link to. Hope that makes sense.

    thesacred path – how would I get the URL of the post I want to go to? If I know that I think you may have answered my question!

    Wow you are all FAST! Thanks!

    #172295

    tara07
    Member

    Actually even better would be the ability to link from text in one post to text in another. Still need that anchor to jump to….. I can’t believe I’m asking this. It should be so easy!

    #172296

    raincoaster
    Member

    The link TT gave you at the top would do that.

    #172298

    Page jump to codeword in another page:
    This is the link that will take you to the codeword on the other page: this is the text that will be used as the link

    This goes at the place on the landing page where you want to jump to:

    #172299

    Sorry, forgot the backticks

    This is the link that will take you to the codeword on the other page: <a href="http://pagetolinkto#codeword">this is the text that will be used as the link</a>

    This goes at the place on the landing page where you want to jump to: <a name="codeword">

    #172303

    tara07
    Member

    Thanks. I will go try again. My first attempt failed :( But it’s probably user error now…

    #172305

    tara07
    Member

    Hi thesacredpath. What do I use for “pageto linkto”? That seems to be the factor that I think is holding me up.

    #172306

    That will be the URL of the page that you want to land on. and the “this is the text..” is the text within the page you are coming from that you want the visitor to click on.

    #172307

    tara07
    Member

    how do i get that url????? sorry to ask so many questions.

    #172308

    tara07
    Member

    HOLY COW! It worked. Thank you a million times over!!!!!!!!

    #172309

    You’re very welcome. It’s a confusing thing until you once do it and then it makes sense.

    #172310

    tara07
    Member

    I work in the tech industry. This should have been a piece of cake. But, I guess this blogging thing is new to me. PHEW. So appreciated!

    #172311

    I’ve worked in tech all my life, and html can be confusing. I didn’t figure out the jumps until just about a week ago and put together that little thing I pasted in just for a case such as this. Now I’m glad I did. I still need to add some explanation and polish it up.

    You’re very welcome and happy blogging.

    #172345

    timethief
    Member

    YAY! another happy camper. :)

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