How to set up a jump between pages?

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  • #166716

    lowrypei
    Member

    I’ve tried to find the answer to this, and I imagine it’s here somewhere, but I haven’t located it. What I would like to do would be to set a link in one of the pages on my blog that would link to a specific word on another page, also in my blog. Reason for this is that my pages are quite long, and simply having the reader jump to the top of a page still leaves them to do a fair amount of searching. Would anyone be willing to help an HTML ignoramus with this? I get the procedure for linking from one page to another, but what I’m trying to do is link to a specific location within another. Thank you for any help you have time to give me.

    Lowry Pei http://lowrypei.wordpress.com

    #166832

    timethief
    Member
    #166835

    lowrypei
    Member

    Thank you for your reply. I’ve read this page and tried to apply it as a way of jumping between pages, but I can’t make it work. The instructions there seem to apply only to jumping within pages. Am I missing something?

    LP

    #166837

    timethief
    Member

    I just wanted to be sure that you had seen it. I’m not aware of any built-in feature you can use. And we cannot edit our templates at wordpress.com http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/09/27/edit-my-templates/

    #166838

    timethief
    Member

    Hopefully, another blogger can help you.
    Best wishes :)

    #166840

    I did some googling, and found this page that explains it. The first part of the page tells about jumping to another point on a page, but then they lead you to another page which has some code you can try to jump to a word on another page (click on the “click here to go” link above “welcome back.”

    http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/getting_started/article.php/3479511

    #166841

    I should say, that I’m not sure if this will work here at .com or not, but I’d give it a try.

    #166842

    By the way, post back here and let us know if it does so that we can bookmark it for future use.

    #166844

    wolfieb
    Member

    It should work by putting the full URL of the post in front of the hash sign. So, it would be:

    <a href="http://myblog.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/my-jump-page/#jump>Jump from here</a>

    on the page to jump from and:

    <a name="jump">to here</a>

    on the page to jump to. At least, it seems to work for me on my test blog.

    #166845

    wolfieb
    Member

    Of course, that would only work to jump between the permanent links; you couldn’t use that method to jump between points on the continuous list of posts which may have been what OP was trying to achieve.

    #166846

    @wolftieb
    That’s great to hear and thanks for letting us know. I’ll put it in my copy and paste file for the future.

    #166848

    wolfieb
    Member

    @tsp
    De nada; you’re welcome. It’s nice that I was able to give HTML help, when I know hardly anything about it! Yay me! :-)

    #166849

    timethief
    Member

    @wolfieb
    YAY you indeed.

    #166910

    lowrypei
    Member

    Eureka! It works! I have now gone from knowing nothing about HTML to knowing one cool thing, thanks to all of you.

    Lowry Pei

    #166915

    You’re very welcome, and happy jumping.

    #166921

    timethief
    Member

    YAY! … a happy ending. :)

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